Fees

Rate notices are sent to property owners each year in late August or early September to cover the financial year from 1 July to 30 June.

The following information explains how rates are calculated depending on the type of property you own.

The Capital Improved Value (CIV) of a property is used to calculate the rate amount to be paid. Not all properties are rated the same as they have different uses, which is why your property type determines the differential rate that will apply to you.

Rates are calculated by multiplying the valuation (CIV) by the differential rate in the dollar. For example:

House and land valued at $300,000 on a general rate
= $300,000 x 0.003978
= $1,193.40

The differential rates for 2016/2017 are:
   Cents in $    
General Rate .3978
Farm Rate .2586
Commercial & Industrial Rate .4614
Recreation Rate .1989
Mixed Use Rate .4614
Vacant Land Rate-Township .4973
Vacant Land Rate-Other .3978
Trust for Nature .1989
In addition to your rates, the following charges may also apply:
   $    
Municipal Charge and Environmental Charge
Waste Management Charge 109.00
Residential Garbage Charge 126.00
 Rural Garbage Charge  106.00
Commercial Garbage Charge 280.00
Recycling Charge 45.00

 

Charges

Municipal and Environmental Charge

The fixed fee for both the Municipal Charge and the Environmental Charge has been abolished.

Waste Management Charge

The waste management charge is levied on all properties and goes toward the cost of maintaining waste disposal facilities in the Shire. It is not used for the collection and disposal of garbage.

Residential Garbage Charge

This charge covers the cost of collection and disposal of domestic garbage from all dwellings within defined garbage collection areas in the Shire. The charge is compulsory for dwellings whether the service is used or not. The service uses a 120 litre wheelie bin.
For more information on our Garbage Service click here.

Rural Garbage Charge

This charge covers the actual cost of collection and disposal of domestic garbage from all dwellings within defined collections areas. This charge is compulsory for dwellings who have not opted out of the fortnightly collection service. A 140 litre mobile garbage bin is the only approved container to be used for garbage collection. Each household is responsible for providing their own bin.
Commercial Garbage Charge

Council garbage service to commercial properties is optional and operators of these properties can choose to make their own arrangements for the removal of their garbage. However, where the Council service is used, a higher charge does apply and a 240 litre wheelie bin is the approved receptacle for this service. Council has new 240 litre wheelie bins available for sale for a fee. For more information on our Garbage Service click here.

Recycling Charge

This charge, like the residential garbage charge, covers the cost of collecting recyclables. A 240 litre wheelie bin system is provided by Council for the collection of your recyclable materials. For more information on our Recycling Service click here.