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Adoption of Valuation and Declaration of Rates

Thursday, July 12, 2018

SOUTHERN MALLEE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Adoption of Valuation and Declaration of Rates

Notice is hereby given that the Southern Mallee District Council at the meeting held on Wednesday 20 June 2018, resolved as follows;

Adoption of Valuation

The rates assessed on rateable property in the area of the Council will be based on the capital value of the land and pursuant to Section 167 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council determines, for the 2018 2019 financial year, that the most recent assessment of valuations of land in the Council area, as prepared by the Valuer-General, be adopted for rating purposes and the Council specifies 1 July 2018 as the date from which these assessments will become the valuations of the Council

The assessed capital value of rateable properties is $469,604,600 within a total valuation of $489,330,200 less non rateable properties

Declaration of Rates – General Rate

Pursuant to Sections 153 and 156 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council for the year ending 30 June 2019, declares the following differential rates of;

0.008450 in the dollar on the capital value of rateable land within the townships of Parrakie, Geranium, Lameroo, Parilla and Pinnaroo, and

0.007400 in the dollar of the capital value of all other rateable land in the Council area

Service Charges - Community Wastewater Management Scheme

As set out in Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council imposes an annual service charge on each piece of occupied land of $595.00 and on each piece of vacant land of $297.00 to which the prescribed service [Community Wastewater Management Scheme] is available

Maximum Increase

Pursuant to Section 153 of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council has determined for the 2018 2019 financial year to not fix a maximum increase in the general rate on any rateable land constituting the principal place of residence of a principal ratepayer

Minimum Rates

Pursuant to Section 158 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council declares a minimum amount payable by way of general rates of $560 in respect of all rateable properties within its area

Rate Rebates 2018 2019

As set out in Division 5 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council in reliance upon section 166 [1] [ m ] [ ii ] of the Act grants rebates of rates to achieve the following effects;

That a maximum rate of $420 be applied to any vacant unused land.

Pursuant to Section 166(1)(l)(ii) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council grant Discretionary Rebates of Rates for the purposes of providing relief against what would otherwise amount to a substantial change in rates payable by a ratepayer due to rapid changes in valuations where;

The general rate on properties would have increased by more than 12% from the previous year.

Discount for Early Payment of Rates

That the Council provide a discount of 2.5% only on the general rates for any ratepayer, who pays their rates in full by the 3 September 2018

Natural Resource Management Levy

Pursuant to Section 95 of the Natural Resource Management Act 2004 and Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, in order to reimburse the Council the amount of $109,140 contributed to the SA Murray Darling Basin Natural Resource Management Board for the year ending 30 June 2019, a separate rate of 0.02325 in the dollar be declared on all rateable land in the Council's area within the board area

Mobile Garbage Bin Collection and Disposal Service Charge

As set out in Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council imposes an annual service charge against each rateable and non-rateable piece of land within the collection area in line with the Council’s Mobile Garbage Bin Collection Service Policy of $230.00 per annum and $170.00 per annum for each additional Mobile Garbage Bin Collection

Payment of Rates - Instalment Dates

Pursuant to Section 181 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council declares that the Council rates for the financial year ending 30 June 2019 shall be payable in four equal instalments with instalments falling due on 3 September 2018, 3 December 2018, 4 March 2019 and 3 June 2019

Dated: 20 June 2018

Peter Bond
Acting Chief Executive Officer