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Rates and Charges Declaration for 2020/21

Date listed: 9/7/2020

 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Section 158 of the Local Government Act 2008 (“The Act”), that the following rates and charges were declared by the West Daly Regional Council (“Council”) pursuant to Chapter 11 the Local Government Act 2008, in respect of the financial year ending 30 June 2021.

Rates
The Council made the following declaration of rates pursuant to Chapter 11 of the Act.
Pursuant to Section 148 the bases of the rates will be differential valuation-based and differential fixed charges.
a)In the case of valuation-based charges, the assessed value will be the unimproved capital value (UCV) of an allotment as it appears on the valuation roll prepared by the Valuer General under the Valuation of Land Act.
b)In the case of fixed charges, it is taken to be if an allotment is divided into separate parts or units that are adapted for separate occupation or use, a minimum charge may consist of a fixed amount to be multiplied by the number of parts of units.
Pursuant to Section 149 of the Local Government Act 2008, the unimproved value of a mining tenement will be its assessed value; and the unimproved value is taken to be 20 times the annual rental payable under the tenement.
Council intends to raise $910,208 for general purposes by way of rates.

Residential rate
Ratable allotments which are not rated under any other class and are used for residential purposes.
- A differential rate of 0.0322 of the assessed value (UCV), with a minimum charge of $1,090.38 per allotment, whichever is greater.

Commercial rate
Ratable allotments which are not rated under any other class and are used for commercial purposes.
- A differential rate of 0.1075 of the assessed value (UCV), with a minimum charge of $1,290.28 per allotment, whichever is greater.

Temporary Accommodation rate
Ratable allotments which are not rated under any other class and are used for temporary accommodation.
- A minimum charge of $654.23 per transportable dwelling.

Other rate
Ratable allotments not described elsewhere in this declaration.
- A differential rate of 0.0322 of the assessed value (UCV), with a minimum charge of $1,090.38 per allotment, whichever is greater.

Pastoral Leases
Crown leases of pastoral land under the Pastoral Land Act
- Will be 0.000306 of the assessed value (UCV) or a minimum of $376.45, whichever is greater.

Mining Tenements
Mining tenements as defined in the Local Government Act 2008
- 0.003475 of the assessed value or a minimum of $890.96, whichever is greater.

Charges
Pursuant to Section 157 of the Local Government Act 2008 Council declared the following charges for the purpose of enabling or assisting Council to meet the cost of garbage collection services and the waste disposal services it provides for the benefit of land within the Council area and the occupiers of such land.
Council intends to raise $555,455 by way of these charges.
Council declared the following charges in respect of garbage collection services and waste management.

Garbage Collection Services
A charge for which council is willing and able to provide a collection service of one 240 litre bin per allotment collected weekly. The standard service is one bin per week but a ratepayer may request additional bins and additional weekly services, an additional service request will be considered by Council on a case by case basis.

Garbage collection service charge for residential allotments =
- $868.24 multiplied by the number of 240 litre bins.
- $434.13 multiplied by each additional weekly kerbside service.

Garbage collection service charge for commercial allotments =
- $1,573.51 multiplied by the number of 240 litre bins.
- $786.75 multiplied by each additional weekly kerbside service.

Garbage collection service charge for all other allotments =
- $868.24 multiplied by the number of 240 litre bins.
- $434.13 multiplied by each additional weekly kerbside service.

Landfill Access Service
A charge of each allotment for which council is not able or not willing to provide a garbage collection service. This charge provides access to landfill facilities within the Council boundaries.
- Landfill access service charge = $272.78 for residential allotments.
- Landfill access service charge = $715.21 for commercial allotments.

Relevant interest rate
The relevant interest rate for the late payment of rates and charges is fixed in accordance with Section 162 of the Act at the rate of 8% (based on ATO GIC rates FY 2019-20) per annum and is calculated on a daily basis.

Payment dates
The Council determined that rates and charges in the year 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 are due to be paid prior to or on 30 September 2020. A ratepayer who does not meet this date could be sued to recover the rates, charges and interest and any expenses, costs or disbursements incurred in the recovery of the rates, charges and interest, including debt collection and legal costs.

Assessment of the Social and Economic Effects of Council’s Rating Policies
West Daly Regional Council’s rates and charges are set each year in a process that factors in employee costs, infrastructure projects, council services, the Consumer Price Index and the Northern Territory Local Government Index.

The 2020-21 rates increase of 2 per cent is assessed as modest, minimises impact on ratepayers, and maintains adequate service standards.

Council has introduced rates reduction measures to assist businesses whose revenue has been impacted as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic including discounts and an interest waiver. The rates base is low and is less than 5% of budgeted revenue.

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