Shire debates housing status

The Shire of Collie Council unanimously passed a motion to provide land rate exemptions for two properties at the ordinary council meeting last month.

The council was asked to consider the request of not-for-profit community housing organisation Alliance Housing for exemptions from paying land rates on four properties based on their charitable status.

However, the shire elected to provide the exemptions for just two of the properties. The two properties that were given charitable exemptions are disability housing properties on Hutton Street and Rogers Avenue that are leased to Alliance Housing by the Housing Authority.

Alliance Housing also requested exemptions for two properties on Moira Road that are provided to tenants who are financially disadvantaged. The request was denied due to low cost rental being insufficient for granting charitable status.

However, the shire elected to provide the exemptions for just two of the properties. The two properties that were given charitable exemptions are disability housing properties on Hutton Street and Rogers Avenue that are leased to Alliance Housing by the Housing Authority.

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