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Rating Category Statement 2016/17

The Local Government Regulation 2012 allows Council, in accordance with Section 77 (1), to fix a minimum amount of general rates and under Section 80 Council may levy differential general rates.   The following table contains the rate levels adopted by Council for 2016/2017.

CATEGORY

DESCRIPTION

IDENTIFICATION

2016/2017 Minimum General Rate

2016/2017 Rate in $UCV

CATEGORY 1

Bedourie

Those lands situated within the boundaries of the Town Reserve of Bedourie and not otherwise categorised.

Land identified within area A of map ‘Bedourie - Map 1’ and having a land use code of 00,01,02,02A,03, 04,05, 06A,07,08,50 or 72A

$437.75

$0.0174

CATEGORY 2

Betoota

Those lands situated within the boundaries of the Town Reserve of Betoota and not otherwise categorised.

Land identified within area A of map ‘Betoota - Map 2’ having a land use code of 00,01,02,02A,03,04,05,06A, 07,08,50 or 72A

$309

$0.0342

CATEGORY 3

Birdsville

Those lands situated within boundaries of the Town Reserve of Birdsville and not otherwise categorised.

Land identified within area A of map ‘Birdsville - Map 3’ having a land use code of 00,01,02,02A,03,04, 05,06A, 07,08,50 or 72A

$437.75

$0.0174

CATEGORY 4

Rural

Those lands within the shire located outside of a town area and used for grazing or agricultural purposes.

Land having a land use code of 04,05,60,61,64,65, or 66

 

$437.75

$0.0199

CATEGORY 5.1

Mining-Small

Those lands within the Shire used, or capable of being used for extractive or mining purposes with annual extraction of less than 1,000 tonnes.

Land having the land use code of 40A

$1,313

$0.3089

CATEGORY 5.2

Mining-Medium

Those lands within the Shire used, or capable of being used for extractive (mining) purposes with annual extraction of between 1,000 and 10,000 tonnes.

Land having the land use code of 40A

$12,818

$0.3921

CATEGORY 5.3

Mining-Large

Those lands within the Shire used, or capable of being used for extractive (mining) purposes with annual extraction of more than 10,000 tonnes.

Land having the land use code of 40A

$66,975

$0.4646

CATEGORY 6

Telecommunications

Those lands within the Shire used or capable of being used for telecommunications purposes.

Land having the land use code of 91

$540

$0.0263

CATEGORY 7.1

Commercial Birdsville Operating

Those lands within Birdsville used for commercial purposes and which in full or part provides goods and/or services to visitors/travellers.

Land identified within area A of map ‘Birdsville – Map 3’ having a land use code of 10,11, 12,13,17,18,19,21,22, 23,24,25, 27,30, 34,36A,36B,38,41, 42,43,47,48, 49,51, 52,55,56,57,58, 91,95,or 99

$540

$0.0515

CATEGORY 7.2

Commercial Bedourie Operating

Those lands within Bedourie used for commercial purposes and which in full or part provides goods and/or services to visitors/travellers.

Land identified within area A of map ‘Bedourie – Map 1’ having a land use code of 10,11, 13,17,18,19,21,22, 23, 24,25,27, 30,34,36A,36B,38,41,42,43, 47,48,49,51,52, 55,56,57,58, 91,95,or 99

$540

$0.0258

CATEGORY 7.3

Commercial Birdsville (Not Operating)

Those lands within Birdsville used or capable of being used for commercial purposes but do not provide services to tourists/travellers.

Land identified within Area A of ‘Birdsville – Map 3’ and having a land use code of 00, 01,10,11,13,17,18,19, 21,22,23,24,25,27,30,34,36A,36B,38, 41,42,43,47,48, 49,51,52,55,56,57,58, 91,95,or 99

$540

$0.0197

CATEGORY 8

Industrial

Those lands within the Shire used or capable of being used for industrial purposes.

Land identified as Area A on Bedourie - Map 1, or Area A on Birdsville - Map 3 having a land use code of 28,29,31,33, or 35.

$540

$0.0188

CATEGORY 9

Intensive

Accommodation

All land predominately used or capable of being used for providing intensive accommodation for more than 50 people (other than the ordinary travelling public) in rooms, suites, or caravan sites specifically built or provided for this purpose.

Land within this category is commonly known as “workers accommodation”, “single persons quarters”, “work camps”, “accommodation village” or “barracks”.

Land having a land use code of 44

$28,350

$0.3667

CATEGORY 10

Petroleum Lease

All Petroleum leases issued within the Council Area.

Land having a land use code of 40C

$15,475

$0.4010

CATEGORY 11

Petroleum Other

All land, used or capable of being used primarily for gas and/or oil extraction and/or processing (or for purposes ancillary or associated with gas and/or oil extraction /processing such as water storage, pipelines), excluding petroleum leases.

Land having a land use code of 40C.

$7,750

$0.4010

CATEGORY 12

Geothermal Lease

All geothermal leases issued within the Council area.

Land having a land use code of 40D

$15,475

$0.4010

CATEGORY 13

Geothermal Other

All land, used or capable of being used primarily for geothermal extraction and/or processing (or for purposes ancillary or associated with geothermal extraction /processing such as water storage, pipelines), excluding geothermal leases.

Land having a land use code of 40D

$4,145

$0.4010

CATEGORY 14

Power Station

All land, within the Council area, used or capable of be used for or ancillary to the generation and transmission of electricity.

Land having a land use code of 90

$5,150

$0.4040

 

Objection categorisation of land

Objections must be lodged on Councils Notice of Objection Form, within 30 days of the issue date of the rate notice.  This is available from the Bedourie Administration Centre or the Birdsville Wirrarri Centre.  The posting or lodging of a notice of objection with Council will not, in the meantime, affect the levy and recovery of rates specified in the rates notice.  The rates are still required to be paid by the due date. 

The sole ground on which an objection can be made is that having regard to the criteria determined by Council for categorising rateable land, it is considered that the land should have been included, as at the date of issue of the rate notice, in another of the rating categories adopted by Council.

This process is governed by Part 5, Division 4 of the Local Government Regulation 2012.

WATER

Per Unit = $39.73

DESCRIPTION OF LAND

BEDOURIE WATER SUPPLY

(NUMBER OF WATER UNITS)

BIRDSVILLE WATER SUPPLY

(NUMBER OF WATER UNITS)

Vacant unconnected Land

4

8

Vacant Connected Land

8

16

Detached Dwelling

10

20

Attached Dwelling Unit -each

8

16

Motels

6 per unit of accommodation

8 per unit of accommodation

Hotels

15

30

Medical Centre

15

20

School

20

40

Caravan Parks

6 units per shower

8 units  per shower

Commercial or Industrial Premises

10

20

Intensive Accommodation

6 units per shower

6 units per shower

Geothermal Power Station

0

500

Stock Trough

10

10

 

SEWERAGE

Per Unit = $24.40

CED Scheme

Connected to Land

Unconnected Land

 

Number of Units (per WC pedestal)

Number of Units

Bedourie

5

3

Birdsville

5

3

 

GARBAGE

Waste Collection Service Area

 

Collection Service Type

Minimum number of bins included in charge

Frequency of Bin Service

Bin Type

Charge Amount (Per bin service per annum for minimum number of bins)

Bedourie and Birdsville

Occupied Residential, Occupied industrial, commercial (no preparation or sale of food stuffs)

One (1)

Weekly

240 Litre Mobile Bin

$187.25

Occupied Commercial (preparation and sale of food stuffs), Caravan Park

Six (6)

Weekly

240 Litre Mobile Bin

 

Where a commercial premises requests that more than six (6) bins be provided and collected each week, the cost per annum per bin is $187.25.

DISCOUNT

2016/2017 DISCOUNT = 15% to general rates if paid within 61 days of issue.