WESTERN Downs Regional Council has handed down the 2014-15 budget with pensioners looking to benefit the most.
The $329 million budget includes a $7 million operating surplus.
Pensioners have been factored into the budgets surplus by maintaining concessions of up to $180 discount on water and sewerage rates annually.
"Western Downs is one of very few councils in QLD that give pension concessions," WDRC Mayor Ray Brown said.
"We made sure we acknowledged our pensioners who have done their duty for our region."
Cr Brown today announced the budget would bring a 2.6% general rate increase.
"There will be some water and sewerage rates at 10 per cent, however we believe this was a responsible decision and this is a responsible budget," Cr Brown said.
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