Other Charges

Municipal Charge

This is a fixed amount levied on all rateable properties to cover some of the administrative or fixed running costs of the Council.

Type of Charge

Per Rateable Property

2016/2017

$

Per Rateable Property

2017/2018

$

Change

Municipal Charge

231.70

236.30

2.0%

 

The municipal charge ensures that all properties, regardless of their size or valuation, contribute a base, equal amount towards the operation of the Council.

Farmers in receipt of multiple rate notices may apply for an exemption in certain circumstances, to ensure that only one rate notice is levied this charge. Where multiple dwellings exist on the Single Farm Enterprise, an exemption can only be claimed for one dwelling.

Applications for exemption must be lodged within 60 days of receiving your annual rate notice.

 

Waste Management Charges

A compulsory waste collection and recycling service is provided to all urban and rural households and businesses.

It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that you have received your waste collection bins and that your property is being serviced. This includes non-resident property owners. Contact the Council if you experience issues with this service.

Some properties have limited access and are not able to be serviced. These properties are exempt from waste management charges.

Urban Collection Properties

Type of Charge

Per Rateable Property

2016/2017

$

Per Rateable Property

2017/2018

$

Change

80 litre Organic - 80 litre Waste with Recycle

218

238

9.2%

120 lt Organic - 80 lt Waste with Recycle

245

267

9.0%

240 lt Organic - 80 lt Waste with Recycle

300

327

9.0%

80 lt Organic - 120 lt Waste with Recycle

273

298

9.2%

120 lt Organic - 120 lt Waste with Recycle

327

357

9.2%

240 lt Organic - 120 lt Waste with Recycle

382

416

8.9%

80 lt Organic - 240 lt Waste with Recycle

436

475

8.9%

120 lt Organic - 240 lt Waste with Recycle

491

535

9.0%

240 lt Organic - 240 lt Waste with Recycle

545

594

9.0%

 

Rural Collection Properties

Type of Charge

Per Rateable Property

2016/2017

$

Per Rateable Property

2017/2018

$

Change

80 lt Waste with Recycle

218

238

9.2%

120 lt Waste with Recycle

327

357

9.2%

240 Waste with Recycle

545

594

9.0%

 

Additional Collection Items

Type of Charge

Per Rateable Property

2016/2017

$

Per Rateable Property

2017/2018

$

Change

Additional Bin - Organic

163

178

9.2%

Additional Bin - Waste

130

142

9.2%

Additional Bin - Recycle

111

121

9.0%

Weekly Collection - Waste

144

157

9.0%

Weekly Collection - Recycle

90

98

8.9%

 

The property owner elects the bin size to suit their needs. If the owner doesn’t select any particular size, the service will provide default 120 litre waste collection bins. If you would like assistance selecting a bin size, or would like to apply for a different size, please see our waste collection page for more information.

Commercial and industrial properties serviced by a private waste collection contractor are exempt from the Council waste service. Details of the private collector must be supplied in writing to the Council to receive this exemption. Contact the Council for further information about this exemption.

 

Fire Services Property Levy

The Victorian Government’s Fire Services Property Levy (FSPL) is collected by the Council on behalf of the Victorian State Government. It does not form part of Council revenue.

The Fire Services Property Levy funds vital lifesaving equipment, firefighters, staff and volunteers, training, infrastructure and community education.

For more information about the Fire Services Property Levy, visit the State Government FSPL page.