QUESTIONS... Marion Bay farmers Mark and Nancy Bennett have questioned Yorke Peninsula Council’s justification for such a large rate rise on agricultural land. QUESTIONS... Marion Bay farmers Mark and Nancy Bennett have questioned Yorke Peninsula Council’s justification for such a large rate rise on agricultural land.

YP Council rates decision criticised

REPORTER: Kristin Murdock

YORKE Peninsula Council landholders have been left with questions about the proposed rate increase of 11.8 per cent for primary production land.

Council’s draft annual business plan, adopted on Wednes­day, May 9, highlighted the rise amongst its potential rating model.

Marion Bay’s Mark Bennett, who crops around 2000 hectares with wife Nancy and son Scott and family, is not happy with the increase.

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