LOWER BURDEKIN WATER GROUNDWATER SURVEY
I refer to our previous post of 31 October in relation to assistance available to growers to meet water rates and levy charges as well as text messages in relation to current LBW groundwater survey.
Following LBW board meeting held last Thursday the following response has been received.
“The Board have asked LBW Management to distribute a communique to all LBW groundwater irrigators and stakeholder groups, expanding on the information sheet provided with the initial survey letter and maps to each grower. Kalagro’s queries will be addressed in this communique. Management are scheduled to meet on the morning of Monday 5th of November, where the communique will be finalised and distributed shortly thereafter.
The Board also considered your second request regarding an extension of the payment due dates and that no interest be applied to unpaid annual area rates and water invoices this year. As per LBW policy, ratepayers may request to enter into a payment plan with LBW. Each request shall be considered on an individual basis by either the Finance Manager or the Executive Officer, dependent upon the time period extension requested. All payment plans entered into by LBW and ratepayers will be executed in accordance with LBW policy, including any applicable interest charges.”