Adoption of Valuations and Declaration of Rates

Adoption of Valuations and Declaration of Rates 2019-2020

NOTICE is hereby given that the Rural City of Murray Bridge at a meeting held on 11 June 2019, resolved

Adopt the Annual Business Plan and Budget 2019-2020

That pursuant to Section 123(6) of the Local Government Act 1999 and Regulation 5A of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1999, having considered submissions in accordance with Section 12(6) of the Local Government Act 1999 and having regard to all relevant information in the possession of the Council, the Council adopts the Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2019-2020.

Adoption of Valuations

That pursuant to Section 167(2) of the Local Government Act 1999 the most recent valuations of the Valuer-General available to Council of the capital value of land within Council’s area totalling $3,542,781,860 be adopted for rating purposes with the total capital value of rateable land within Council’s area for 2019-2020 being $3,413,392,934.

Declaration of Rates

That, having taken into consideration the general principles of rating contained in Section 150 of the Local Government Act 1999 and having observed the requirements of Section 153 of the Local Government Act 1999, and in accordance with Regulation 10 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 1999, the Council declares, for the year ending 30 June 2020, a rate increase of 0% representing the following differential rates in respect of all rateable land within its area –

(i)       0.67541 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories 1 and 9 uses (residential and “other” categories)

(ii)      1.08064 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories 2, 3 and 4 uses (commercial categories)

(iii)     0.94556 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories 5 and 6 uses (industrial categories)

(iv)     0.60786 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Category 7 use (primary production category)

(v)      0.87802 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Category 8 use (vacant land category)

Declaration of Minimum Rates

That pursuant to Section 158(1) (a) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council fixes in respect to the year ending 30 June 2020, a minimum amount payable by way of general rates of $956.

Natural Resource Management Levy

That pursuant to Section 95 of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 and Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council declares, in respect of the year ending 30 June 2020 a separate rate of 0.0232366 cents in the dollar, based on the capital value of rateable land within the Council’s area and within the area ofthe SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board in order to recover the amount payable to the Board.

Declaration of Annual Service Charges and Services and Water Supply Schemes

Community Waste Water Management and Water Supply Schemes

(1)         Riverglen

That pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999, a total of $98,940 is to be levied against the properties within the area defined as “Riverglen” to which Council provides the prescribed services of septic tank effluent disposal and water supply. A service charge of $809 per assessment is imposed on rateable and non rateable land and a service rate of 0.114220 cents in the dollar of the capital value of rateable land is declared on Allotments 1 to 30, 125 and 126 in Deposited Plan DP30450, Allotment 50 in Deposited Plan DP42391 and Units 1 to 73 in Strata Plan No SP11238, being land which the septic tank effluent disposal and the water supply schemes are provided.

(2)         Woodlane

That pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999, a total of $64,786 is to be levied against the properties within the area defined as “Woodlane” to which Council provides the prescribed services of septic tank effluent disposal and water supply. A service charge of $783 per assessment is imposed on rateable and non rateable land and a service rate of 0.166189 cents in the dollar of the capital value of rateable land is declared on Allotments 1 to 18 in Deposited Plan DP48073, Allotments 191 and 192 in Deposited Plan DP75292, Allotments 1 to 4, 7 to 37 and 40 in Deposited Plan DP51229, Allotment 50 in Deposited Plan DP53034 and Allotment 200 in Deposited Plan DP62423, being land which the septic tank effluent disposal and the water supply schemes are provided.

The metered supply of water to sections of Woodlane commenced from 1 July 2010 with annual readings. The rates for supply of water are charged at $3.65 per kL for any usage above 130kL per annum.

Waste Collection

That pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999 the following variable annual service charges are imposed according to the nature of the service as follows:

(1)             New Garbage Collection Service

For the supply of a mobile garbage bin to land to which the new service is provided, a service charge of $81 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2020.

(2)             Replacement Bins

For the replacement of lost, damaged or stolen bins, a service charge of $81 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2020.

(3)             Additional Garbage Collection Service

For the supply of additional mobile garbage bin/s to land to which the service is provided, an annual service charge of $135 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2020.

(4)             Kerbside Recycling and Green Waste Service

A service charge of $85 will be applied in 2019-20 for the provision of a kerbside recycling service. An additional $54 will be applied to Murray Bridge properties that receive the green waste service.

Dated: 11 June 2019