Adoption of Valuations and Declaration of Rates

Adoption of Valuations and Declaration of Rates 2020-2021

NOTICE is hereby given that the Rural City of Murray Bridge at a meeting held on 9 June 2020, resolved:

Adoption of Annual Business Plan and Budget 2020-2021

That pursuant to Section 123(6) and (7) of the Local Government Act 1999 and Regulation 6 of the Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 2011, 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 2020-2021.

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 $3,611,423,640 be adopted for rating purposes with the total capital value of rateable land within Council’s area for 2020-2021 being $3,478,423,049.

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 14 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013, the Council declares, for the year ending 30 June 2021, a rate increase of 1.2% representing the following differential rates in respect of all rateable land within its area –

(i)         0.68351 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories (a) and (i) uses (residential and “other” categories)

(ii)        1.09361 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories (b), (c)  and (d) uses (commercial categories)

(iii)       0.95691 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Categories (e) and (f) uses (industrial categories)

(iv)       0.61515 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Category (g) use (primary production category)

(v)        0.88856 cents in the dollar of the Capital Value of rateable land of Category (h)) 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 2021, a minimum amount payable by way of general rates of $976.

Regional Landscape Levy

That pursuant to Part 5 of the Landscape South Australia Act 2019 and Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council declares, in respect of the year ending 30 June 2021, a separate rate of 0.0234691 cents in the dollar, based on the capital value of rateable land within the Council’s area and within the area of the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board in order to recover the amount payable to the Board.

Declaration Waste Water Management and Water Supply Schemes

(1)        Riverglen

That pursuant to Section 155(2) of the Local Government Act 1999, a total of $148,785 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 $826 per assessment is imposed on rateable and non rateable land and a service rate of 0.115590 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 $68,602 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 $799 per assessment is imposed on rateable and non rateable land and a service rate of 0.168183 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, subject (where relevant) to the application of Regulation 13 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013:

(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 $83 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2021.

(2)        Replacement Bins

For the replacement of lost, damaged or stolen bins, a service charge of $83 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2021.

(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 $138 per bin in respect of the year ending 30 June 2021.

(4)        Kerbside Recycling and Green Waste Service

A service charge of $87 will be applied in 2020-21 for the provision of a kerbside recycling service. An additional $55 will be applied to Murray Bridge properties that receive the green waste service.

Payment of Rates

That pursuant to Section 181(11) of the Local Government Act 1999 rates for the year ended 30 June 2021 will fall due in four equal or approximately equal instalments on 7 September 2020, 1 December 2020, 1 March 2021 and 1 June 2021.