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Gunnedah property auction to recoup $21,000 in unpaid rates

Gunnedah Shire Council will auction five properties next Friday in a bid to recover more than $20,000 in unpaid rates and charges.

Council says the auction follows a lengthy process of contacting owners for payment, and public advertising.

The five properties are all vacant land, and are in Gunnedah, Breeza, Kelvin, and Emerald Hill. As at 22 March 2023, a total of $21,033.54 was owed on these properties by various owners, and this auction will be held to clear the total outstanding amount, the Council said in a statement.

Property owners have until the time of the sale to make arrangements satisfactory to the Council for payment of outstanding rates and charges, otherwise the land will be sold by public auction by Lakeford Real Estate at The Civic, 83 Chandos Street, Gunnedah on Friday, 31 March at 11am.

The Local Government Act 1993 states surplus funds from the auction of properties with outstanding debts are held with Council’s Trust Fund pending discharge to persons having interest in the properties. Where no claim is forthcoming, the balance of sale proceeds is remitted to the State Government in accordance with the Unclaimed Moneys Act.

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