Our petition was presented to Council by Gabba Ward Concillor Helen Abrahams.
GBA president Glendon Young received the following letter in response from Council.
Gabba Business Association president Glendon Young was featured in this Wednesday’s SouthEast Advertiser, raising awareness for our fight against the council’s proposed rate hikes in the Woolloongabba area. Â You can see a print-out of the article here.
If you have not already done so, remember you can still sign the petition at the Brisbane City Council site.
Changes to the Council rating system could see rates in the Gabba increase between 12% and 18% on commercial property. Council has agreed to contain the increase to 5% per annum unless the property changes hands in which case the higher increase will apply.
Council says that the Gabba already receives superior services to other suburbs and the increase is justified.
Your Association argues that we have not seen any benefits but rather the continual infrastructure development has harmed business and development in the Gabba.
You can support our challenge to this rating hike by signing our e-petition. Click on the following link sign the petition and support business in the Gabba.