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.
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. I you require a printed version please ask at 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.