How Rates are Calculated
The application of general rates is based solely on the valuation of a property. Properties with greater improvements pay considerably more rates than those with little or no improvements. Council multiplies the Capital Improved Valuation of the property by a rate in the dollar, which is set as part of its annual budgetary process.
Rates for 2012/2013
General rate (includes residential, commercial, industrial and rural non-farm)
0.006417 cents per $ of Capital Improved Valuation
Farm Land Rates
The Farm Land rate for 2012/2013 is 35% lower than the uniform General Rate. The criteria for application of the Farm Land rate includes the size of the property and the use of the land.
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In addition to your General Rates, the following charges may also apply:
Municipal Charge $ 125.00
Recycling Charge $ 90.00
and one of the following garbage charges may apply:-
80 Litre Garbage Removal Charge $ 194.00
120 Litre Garbage Removal Charge $ 250.00
240 Litre Garbage Removal Charge $ 387.00
The Municipal Charge recoups and covers some of council's administrative costs and is a flat fee for all properties regardless of your property valuation. Exemption from payment of the municipal charge is available for farming properties who meet the following criteria:-
- The property must be classified as farm land
- The property must form part of a single farm enterprise
- The property must be occupied by the same person/s.
However, a Municipal charge must be paid on at least one of the properties that form part of the farming enterprise, and in circumstances where the property has multiple occupied residences, may be payable more than once.
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Garbage Charge Exemption
An exemption from payment of garbage and/or recycling charges may be granted to commercial businesses that have private garbage and/or recycling collection by a commercial contractor. Any business applying for exemption must produce to Council a current receipt from the Commercial contractor. Applications for exemption must be made annually.
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