About the class action
Redland City Council (RCC) recently advised that the canal maintenance levy that it imposed on ratepayers in Redland was potentially contrary to the requirements of the Local Government Act.
While the Council has refunded part of the moneys raised, Shine Lawyers have commenced proceedings on behalf of ratepayers to recover the remaining amount. Shine Lawyers consider that the RCC is liable to ratepayers for the balance of moneys raised.
The proceedings are being funded by Augusta Ventures Limited.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible to join the class action, you must have lived in the Redland local government area and been subject to a special levy in relation to canal/waterways maintenance including marina special charges in the period from 2011 to 2017. Please note that the eligibility criteria for the class action may be amended as proceedings progress. We'll keep you informed if anything changes.
Opt-out of the class action
The court-ordered deadline to opt-out of these proceedings is 4 October 2019. See below links to the Group Member Notice, pleadings and relevant Orders.
- Group Member Notice
- Amended Claim and Amended Statement of Claim
- Further Amended Defence and Counterclaim
- Annexure A Opt Out Notice
- Funding Terms
Who is Shine Lawyers' Class Action team?
Shine Lawyers' Class Action team includes some of the firm’s most experienced partners, associates, solicitors and support staff, including researchers, law clerks and paralegals. The team handling the Redland Ratepayers Class Action includes: