All the July 1 changes for Queensland

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CHANGES QUEENSLANDERS CAN EXPECT FROM JULY 1, 2017

CAR REGO AND RUNNING COSTS

* Vehicle registration will jump by 3.5 per cent, almost double the inflation rate of 1.8 per cent. The charge for a four-cylinder car will jump from $300 to $310.50, while a six-cylinder car will cost $491.65, up from $475.

* Driver's license renewal fees also jump 3.5 per cent from $127.10 to $131.55 for a three-year renewal.

* Most other state government fees and charges also rise by 3.5 per cent.

POWER PRICES

* Residential power bills in regional Queensland go up 3.3 per cent, after the government moved to subsidise a 7.1 per cent rise recommended by the Queensland Productivity Commission.

* The electricity rebate offered to people on low incomes or disability will rise by $10 to $340.

WATER AND RATES

* Bulk water charges will rise across the state from July 1, in most areas in line with the 1.8 per cent inflation rate. These are set by the state government, passed on to water providers and paid through council rates bills.

HOUSING

* The state's First Homeowners Grant of $20,000, which would have been reduced to $15,000 on July 1, will now be maintained until December 31, 2017. It's available for new houses, townhouses or apartments under $750,000.

* A 1.5 per cent surcharge will be applied to land tax for foreign and interstate investors with properties worth $350,000 or more.

OTHER CHANGES

* All pubs and clubs in Safe Night Precincts will have to have ID scanners installed if they want to trade past 10pm on weekends.

* The Emergency Management Levy, which pays for the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and is collected via local council rates notices, will increase by 3.5 per cent.

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