Budget Information - Rate Setting

Published on Thursday, 23 July 2020 at 12:08:00 PM

 

2020/2021 BUDGET ADOPTION & RATE SETTING Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Order 2020 SL 2020/57

Notice is hereby given in relation to resolution at the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 16th July 2020 to adopt the 2020/2021 Annual Budget and Rating information

 Pursuant to relevant section of the Local Government Act 1995 and subsequent Local Government (COVID-19 Response) Order 2020, SL 2020/57 the Shire of Westonia resolved the following Rates, Differential and Minimum rates for the 2020/2021 rating year. These rate are taking into consideration Council’s decision at April meeting and subsequent Budget adoption in July to impose a 0% rate increase:

 RATE IN THE DOLLAR

Category

Rate in the $

Minimum Rate $

GRV General

7.2073

355.00

GRV Mining (Differential)

20.4953

355.00

GRV Comm/Indust/Other

7.2073

355.00

UV Rural

1.5922

355.00

UV Mining

1.5922

200.00

 

VALUATIONS

The total valuations as supplied by the Valuer General being GRV - $1,949,477 and UV - $45,143,830;

RATE PENALTY FOR LATE PAYMENT

Council adopted a policy addressing Financial Hardship, particularly in light of COVID-19. The Policy can be accessed via the Shire of Westonia website.

This draft policy applies in relation to:

  1. Outstanding rates and service charges as at the date of adoption of the policy.
  2. Future rates and service charges levied.

It is a reasonable community expectation, that those with the capacity to pay rates do so. For this reason this draft policy is not intended to provide rate relief to ratepayers who are not able or not willing to evidence financial hardship and the statutory provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 and Local Government (Financial Management) Regulations 1996 will apply.

The following rates apply:

  1. the interest charge on overdue rates and other monies be 5% per annum;
  2. the administration charge to apply to installment plans be $0.00 per installment;
  3. the interest charge on installment plans be 5.0% to apply after the first instalment;

Further information regarding rates can be obtained at the Shire Office, Wolfram Street, Westonia during normal business hours or by visiting our web site www.westonia.wa.gov.au.   Also click here for Financial Hardship Policy information.

 

Jamie Criddle

Chief Executive Officer

23rd July 2020

 

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