Rate charges

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Rate charges for the 2016/17 financial year are as follows:

Refuse Service Charge - $256.80
Funds bin service and contributes towards processing and disposal costs

Waste Facilities Management Charge - $146.60
Applied to all assessments and partially funds council's waste program. The charge and gate fees fund residual program costs.

Natural Environment Charge - $25.40
Funds activities relating to environmental education and protection.

Roads Improvement Charge - $20.00
Funds road infrastructure improvements, services, activities and facilities.

Rural Fire Levy - $25.00, $34.40 or $44.60
A charge levied on properties within the boundaries of the Rural Fire Brigade area depending on location.

Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy - (State generated)
State Legislation requires council to collect funds on its behalf based upon the usage of the land and the service area to which it belongs.

Disaster Response Charge - $12.45
Funds the upgrading of facilities utilised during disasters as well as providing for the operating costs in planning for such events.

City Heart Management (businesses only)
A special rate is charged to properties within the Mackay City Heart to assist with the promotion and management of the area.

Three different areas have been identified and different rates are levied for each:

Benefitted Area A 0.80810¢ in the dollar
Benefitted Area B 0.50170¢ in the dollar
Benefitted Area C 0.33138¢ in the dollar

Slade Point Seawall
Benefitted Area A $1,000
Benefitted Area B $1,300
50% contribution to the costs of construction of the Slade Point Seawall over 10 years.

Water Access - $348.35
Properties where a metered water supply has been connected will be charged on a per factor basis. Vacant land is allocated one factor per allotment.

Water Consumption Tariffs
Council is responsible for providing water and sewerage infrastructure for existing and future users of these services.

Tariff 1 0-150kl per 1/2 year $1.70/kl
Tariff 2 Over 150kl per 1/2 year $2.55/kl

Sewerage - $842.45
Charges are based on the number of sewerage pedestals or urinal services installed on the premises. Vacant land is allocated one per allotment. Single occupation residences have a maximum of one pedestal charge.

Properties connected to the North Eton Biocycle are charged a factor of $717.00.