As a guide my land has an evaluation of $197,500 and the rates are $508.20 per quarter.
Differential General Rate - Category 1 $197,500 x $0.007749 $382.60
Enviroplan Levy 1 at $42.00 per annum $10.50
Waste Charges - Wheelie Bin Service 1 at $326.00 per annum $81.50
Waste Charges - Green Waste Service 1 at $70.00 per annum $17.50
State Govt Emergency & Fire Levy - Group 2 1 at $196.40 per annum $49.10
Always tricky to know what your neighbours will be like when you move to a new place.
Im a property manager and I run my own specialised property management agency in the Springfield Lakes area. I have to say if all rental people were 'bad' I would have left this industry a long time ago!! Most renters are just inbetween homes and will eventually move on to buy their own home. A lot of renters choose to rent as it means more disposable income in their pocket. These type of renters will probably maintain their homes better than you and I do and are often the best type of tenant for an investor.
The good news is, if the person living in your neighbouring property is a tenant, then its likely that if they are doing the wrong thing eventually they will be moved on - either forced or because they have out stayed their welcome.
Call Ipswich City Council (3810 6666) and they will give you a run down on what you will pay for the waste charges in this area, fire levy etc. Coming from oversea's I have no other area to compare SFL rates to.
No................there is plenty of pleasant people both buying and renting at Springfield Lakes, in life as you know it's your luck if you manage to have nice neighbours.