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Strathbogie Shire's first rates holiday recipient

Monday, 8 January, 2018

21-year-old first home buyer, Jamieson Clarke is the very first person to take up the rates holiday initiative offered in the Strathbogie Shire.

Jamieson grew up in Toolamba and made the decision to build in the Strathbogie Shire to be closer to Lindsay Park Racing Stables, where she is employed.

“I wanted to move closer to Lindsay Park and Euroa is a sweet country town so it suits me well,” Ms Clarke explained.

The Rates Holiday initiative was adopted in Council's 2017-18 Budget, granting a full rebate of two years rates for those eligible for the State's First Home Owners Grant.

Eligible residents will receive a waiver of their general rate and the municipal charge for a two year period.

Mayor Amanda McClaren said she encourages those looking to break into the housing market to consider the rates holiday opportunity.

"The Rates Holiday is an exciting initiative that gives first home buyers the chance to purchase an affordable home free from rates for the first two years, and just an hour and a half from Melbourne," Cr McClaren said.

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