Rate charges for the 2018/19 financial year are as follows:
Refuse Service Charge - $268.50
Funds bin service and contributes towards processing and disposal costs
Additional Recycling Service Charge - $104.60
Waste Facilities Management Levy - $153.30
Applied to all assessments and partially funds council's waste program. The charge and gate fees fund residual program costs.
Natural Environment Levy - $26.50
Funds activities relating to environmental education and protection.
Roads Improvement Levy - $20.40
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 Levy - $13.10
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)
Council levies a special rate on rateable land described below to fund the council to promote and advance the trading and economic development of the businesses being conducted on land within the Benefitted Area (as shown by coloured areas on the Benefitted Area Map Numbered 2019/1).
Four different areas have been identified and different rates are levied for each:
Benefitted Area A
0.8823¢ 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 - $364.20
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.
0-150kl per 1/2 year
Sewerage - $880.80
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 $749.60.