Rate Resolution

That in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993, Council adopts the rates and charges for the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018 in accordance with the resolutions which follow.

1.       General Rate:

1.1     Pursuant to Section 90 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council makes the following general rate on all rateable land (excluding land which is exempt pursuant to the provisions of Section 87) within the Municipal area of Break O’Day for the period commencing 1 July 2017 and ending 30 June 2018, namely a rate of 7.9400 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value (as adjusted) of the land.

1.2     Pursuant to Section 90(4) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council sets a minimum amount payable in respect of the general rate of $529.40

1.3       Pursuant to Section 107(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993, Council declares by absolute majority, that the general rate is varied as follows:

(a)         For land which has the defined use, of commercial, in accordance with the list provided by the Valuer                    General, a varied general rate of 7.9400 cents in the dollar of the assessed annual value (as adjusted) of the land

(b)        For land which has the defined use, of primary production excluding forestry, in accordance with the list                 provided by the Valuer General, a varied general rate of 7.9400 cents in the dollar of the assessed annual value (as adjusted) of the land

(c)        For land which has the defined use, of primary production forestry, in accordance with the list provided by the Valuer General, a varied general rate of 16.60368 cents in the dollar of the assessed annual value (as  adjusted) of the land

2.       Service Charges:

Pursuant to Sections 93, 93A, 94, and 95 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council makes the following service rates and service charges on all rateable land within the municipal area of Break O’Day (including land which is otherwise exempt from rates pursuant to Section 87 but excluding Crown Land to which Council does not supply any of the following services) for the period commencing 1 July 2017 and ending on the 30 June 2018, namely:

2.1     Waste Management:

Service charges for different waste management services as follows;

(a)         for the making available of waste management services to all land within the municipal area comprising  waste disposal areas, waste transfer stations and related waste management facilities, $170.00;

(b)        for making available the service of a mobile garbage bin collection within each collection area, $87.90; and

(c)        for each mobile garbage bin supplied, in addition to the first, $87.90 per bin.

(d)        for making available the service of a mobile recycling garbage bin collection within each collection area $50.00;

(e)        for each mobile recycling garbage bin  supplied, in addition to the first, $50.00 per bin.

              Pursuant to Section 94(3) Council declares, by absolute majority, that the service charges for waste management are each varied within the municipal area according to each of the following factors;

(f)        where land is within a collection area pursuant to sub-paragraph (b) but is vacant and is not used for any purpose, vary the collection service charge to nil;

(g)       where land to which sub-paragraphs (a) or (b) apply is used as a sporting or recreational facility and is a jetty, boat shed, boat ramp or slipway, vary the service charges to nil.

2.2     Fire Protection (fire service contribution):

          Pursuant to Section 93A of the Local Government Act 1993 Council makes the following service rates in respect of  the fire service contributions it must collect under the Fire Service Act 1979 for the rateable parcels of land within the Municipal area as follows:

          District                                                                           Cents in the Dollar of AAV

          Volunteer brigade rating district                                              .275602

          General land                                                                          .519711

         Pursuant to Section 93(3) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council sets a minimum amount payable in respect of  this service rate of $39.00.

3.       Separate Land:

3.1     For the purposes of these resolutions the rates and charges shall apply to each parcel of land which is shown as                 being separately valued in the valuation list prepared under the Valuation of Land Act 2001.

4.       Adjusted Values:

4.1.    For the purposes of each of these resolutions any reference to assessed annual value includes a reference to that value as adjusted pursuant to Section 89 of the Local Government Act 1993.

         5.       Instalment Payment:

5.1     Pursuant to Section 124 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council:

(a)       Decides that all rates are payable by all rate payers by four (4) instalments which must be of approximately              equal amounts.

(b)       Determines that the dates by which instalments are to be paid shall be as follows:

            (i)             The first instalment on or before 12 September 2017;

            (ii)            The second instalment on or before 14 November 2017;

            (iii)           The third instalment on or before 6 February 2018; and

            (iv)           The fourth instalment on or before 1 May 2018.

(c)      Where a ratepayer fails to pay any instalment within 21 days of the date on which the rates are due, the full amount owing becomes due and payable in accordance with Section 124 (5) of the Local Government Act 1993.

6       Discount:

          Pursuant to Section 130 of the Local Government Act 1993 Council offers to all of the ratepayers who are liable to pay rates and charges a discount of 3% of the rates and charges if they are paid, and received by Council, by one payment on or before 12 September 2017.

        7.       Penalty and Interest:

         7.1     Pursuant to Section 128 of the Local Government Act 1993, if any rate or instalment is not paid on or before                        the date it falls due then:

(a)       There is payable a penalty of 6% of the unpaid rate or instalment; and

(b)       There is payable a daily interest charge of 0.02389041% (8.72% per annum) in respect of the unpaid rate or            instalment for the period during which it is unpaid.

8.       Words and Expressions:

                  Words and expressions used both in these resolutions and in the Local Government Act 1993 or the Fire Service Act                  1979 have in these resolutions the same respective meanings as they have in those Acts.

John Brown
General Manager