Water rebates for pensioner residents of eligible retirement villages in the Hunter
The following was recently advised by Belinda Jones, Group Manager Billing and Collections – Hunter Water Corporation. (Updated 11 Feb. 2017)
Hunter Water has recently approved pensioner rebates for concession holders in retirement villages which will be backdated to 1 July 2016. The eligibility criteria requires that the retirement village is registered with the Department of Fair Trading with each resident having lifetime leasehold registered with the NSW Land and Property Information. The eligible retirement villages are also those that are billed based on the multiple occupancy charging method (similar to flats and units per dwelling). Hunter Water will be notifying eligible retirement villages of the changes over the coming months including details on the information that will need to be collated to verify the eligibility of residents so that the rebates can be processed. This decision recognises the growth in retirement living in the Hunter and the associated costs to residents.
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