Eight town councils to raise service and conservancy charges from April
Half a million residents in estates managed by eight town councils will have to pay higher service and conservancy charges (S&CC) from April 1.
This is the first increase in 10 years for seven of the town councils - Ang Mo Kio, Marine Parade, Moulmein-Kallang, Nee Soon, Pasir Ris-Punggol, Potong Pasir and Sembawang. The exception is Jurong Town Council, which last raised its charges in 2010.
The overall increase is generally between 50 cents and $13 a month, but the hike will be split up, with the first increase in April and another one year later.
The town councils cited a higher electricity bill and increases in maintenance and operation costs for the hike.