Sunshine Coast ratepayers have the chance to win up to $1000 off their January rates bill just by signing up to receive their rates notice by email.
Finance and Water Portfolio Councillor, Chris Thompson, said the $1000 prize incentive is the first step in a campaign to move with the times and offer ratepayers the option to receive their rates notices electronically. Ratepayers can then use council’s website to pay before the due date, providing both convenience for the ratepayer and cost reductions for council.
“It costs council a significant amount of money to print and then mail rates notices out to ratepayers using traditional postal services,” Cr Thompson said.
“Moving to an online environment is not only financially and environmentally cost effective, but also means ratepayers can receive their notices wherever they are, anywhere in the world and arrange payment to avoid missing the discount period.
“I encourage ratepayers to sign up before Friday 4 January to be in the draw to win up to $1000 off their rates bill.”
To be in the draw simply visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au and sign up for emailed rates by 4 January 2013. Ratepayers will need to include their BPay Reference Number from their last rates bill.
While ratepayers are online they are also encouraged to sign up to MyCouncil – council’s online services site – and start to do business with council online – anytime, anywhere.
MyCouncil allows customers to track their council business activities from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day.
The Win up to $1000 off your rates incentive will be drawn on 15 January and the winner announced on council’s website and notified by email.