Rates & Charges Applicable to Your Rate Notice

At a Special Budget Meeting of the Shire of Gingin held on 8 July 2016 it was resolved that the rates and charges specified below be imposed on all rateable properties within the district of the Shire of Gingin in accordance with Local Government Act 1995, and the Waste Avoidance Resource Recovery Act 2007:

  • Differential General Rate - Gross Rental Values (GRV): 8.2063 cents in the dollar on all Gross Rental Valued rateable land within the district.
  • Differential General Rate - Unimproved Values (UV): 0.4427 cents in the dollar on all Unimproved Valued rateable land (excluding Rural Intensive and Mining) within the district.
  • Differential UV Intensive Rate - Unimproved Values: 0.8303 cents in the dollar on all Rural Intensive and Mining Unimproved rateable land within the district.

Minimum Payment

The minimum payments of $980 for GRV rated properties, $1,238 for UV rated properties (excluding Rural Intensive and Mining), and $2,201 for Rural Intensive and Mining rated properties has been determined by Council on the basis that all ratepayers must make a reasonable rates contribution to enable the Shire to deliver essential services.

Objection to Valuation

You may lodge and objection against the valuation assessed for your property with Landgate. Written objections must be lodged within sixty (60) days of the issue date of the rate notice. Even if an objection is lodged, rates must still be paid in full. The Shire will refund any rates over-paid should the Valuer General reduce your valuation.

Rating Objects & Reasons

The general rate of 8.2063 cents in the dollar on all GRV properties, 0.4427 cents in the dollar on all UV properties (excluding Rural Intensive and Mining), and 0.8303 cents in the dollar on all Rural Intensive and Mining UV properties in the 2016/17 financial year has been determined by Council on the basis that all ratepayers must make a reasonable contribution to the cost of Local Government services and facilities.

Rubbish Charges

All urban and rural residential properties with a residence, and industrial and commercial properties that are not vacant lands, are charged $207.00 per annum per service of one 240 litre capacity mobile rubbish bin. Collection of a second or subsequent mobile rubbish bin/s for all properties incurs an additional $207.00 charge per bin per annum.

Non-urban properties on Avon Waste's existing service route on application are charged $207.00 per annum per service of one 240 litre capacity mobile rubbish bin and $207.00 for a second or subsequent bin/s.

Waste Management Rate

A Waste Management Rate of 0.0005 cents in the dollar on Gross Rental Value or Unimproved Value of the land, with a minimum rate of $101.00 charged on all GRV and UV properties whether additional properties are owned or not. The Waste Management Rate collected is used to assist with funding current and future waste management initiatives.

Rural Property - Pensioner/Seniors' Rebate

Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card holders residing at an owned and occupied farming property on 1 July 2016 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 50% of the minimum rate charged on the Unimproved Value up to a maximum of $750. Completion of a Pensioner/Senior Concession Application Form is required and the rebate will be applicable from the date of registration with the Shire of Gingin.

Examples

  • GRV Rateable Properties - 50% of minimum rate of $980 = $490 rebate entitlement.
  • UV Rateable Properties - 50% of minimum rate of $1,238 = $619 rate entitlement.


Seniors Card
holders residing at an owned and occupied farming property on 1 July 2016 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 25% of the minimum rate charged on the Unimproved Value up to a maximum of $288.70. Completion of a Pensioner/Senior Concession Application Form is required and the rebate will be applicable from the date of registration with the Shire of Gingin.

Examples

  • GRV Rateable Properties - 25% of minimum rate of $958 = $239.5 rebate entitlement.
  • UV Rateable Properties - 25% of minimum rate of $1,238 = $309.5 rate entitlement.

Townsite/Rural Residential Property - Pensioner/Seniors' Rebate

Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card holders who own and occupy a Gross Rental Valued property on 1 July 2016 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 50% of the rate charged on the Gross Rental Value up to a maximum of $750.00. Completion of a Pensioner/Senior Concession Application Form is required and the rebate will be applicable from the date of registration with the Shire of Gingin.

Seniors Card holders who own and occupy a Gross Rental Value property on 1 July 2016 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 25% of the rate charged on the Gross Rental Value up to a maximum of $288.70. Completion of a Pensioner/Senior Concession Application Form is required and the rebate will be applicable from the date of registration with the Shire of Gingin.

Instalment Plans
Instalment Plan Interest Rates

Ratepayers wishing to pay their rates in instalments are subject to an interest charge of 5.5% per annum, calculated daily at 0.01506% by simple interest, applicable from 1 July 2016. Eligible pensioners are exempt.

A charge of 11% per annum calculated daily at 0.03013% by simple interest will apply to the following:

  • No instalment option taken - interest will begin to accrue on rates and/or Emergency Services Levy and rubbish charges that remain unpaid by 19 September 2016. Eligible pensioners are exempt.
  • Instalment option taken - interest will begin to accrue daily on any rates instalment payment that remains unpaid after the due date of the instalment and will continue to accrue until such time the instalment is paid. Eligible pensioners are exempt.

Interest on rates and/or Emergency Services Levy and rubbish charge arrears will continue to accrue each day until arrears are paid.

Administration Fee - a charge of $5.00 per instalment reminder notice will apply. Eligible pensioners are exempt.

Instalment Option Payment Due Dates

No Instalment Option:
14 September 2016

Two Instalment Option:
14 September 2016
16 January 2017

Four Instalment Option:
14 September 2016
14 November 2016
16 January 2017
16 March 2017

Upon application, the Shire may accept payment by way of an alternative instalment plan other than the one, two or four instalment options. This will be subject to agreement in writing by both parties and a one-off administration fee of $15 will apply to set up the alternate payment plan. Eligible pensioners are exempt from this charge.

Pay Your Rates

Rates can be paid in person at either the Shire's Gingin Administration Centre or Lancelin Office. The Shire also offers the convenience of being able to pay at any time via BPoint (credit cards) or BPay (cheque and savings account). Please visit 'Payments' on the home page menu for full details.

Early Rates Incentive Scheme

Ratepayers, excluding Staff and Councillors, who have paid all Rates, Emergency Services Levy, Rural/Vacant Waste Management Fee and Rubbish Charges in full by the first instalment due date will be given automatic entry into the draw for a range of prize packages. Eligible pensioners/seniors must pay the rebate amount in full. The closing date is 14 September 2016 with the prize winner being notified by mail.

Ratepayers opting to pay their rates by instalment options two, three or by alternative arrangements are not eligible to enter the prize draw.

D. Roe - Shire President
J. Edwards - Chief Executive Officer

5 July 2016

Shire of Gingin Offices

Gingin

7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 2211

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

Lancelin

255 Vins Way
Lancelin WA 6044

T: (08) 9575 5155

F: (08) 9575 2121

E: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au

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