Rates, Charges & Your Rate Notice

Division 6, Local Government Act 1995

Information Applicable to Your Rates Notice

At the Shire of Gingin’s Special Council Meeting on 28 July 2020 to adopt the Budget for 2020-21, it was resolved that the rates and charges specified hereunder be imposed on all rateable properties within the District of the Shire of Gingin in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1995 and the Waste Avoidance Resource Recovery Act 2007.

Differential Rates

Differential General Rate – Gross Rental Values (GRV) – 8.7511 cents in the dollar on all Gross Rental Valued rateable land within the district.

Differential General Rate – Unimproved Values (UV) – 0.4965 cents in the dollar on all Unimproved Valued rateable land (excluding Rural Intensive and Mining) within the district.

Differential UV Intensive Rate – Unimproved Values (UV) – 0.9245 cents in the dollar on all Rural Intensive and Mining Unimproved Valued rateable land within the district.

Minimum Payment

The minimum payments of $1,110 for GRV, $1,400 for UV rated properties (excluding Rural Intensive and Mining) and $2,548 for Rural Intensive and Mining rated properties have 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 an objection against the valuation assessed for your property with Landgate. Written objections must be lodged within sixty (60) days from the date of issue 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 and Reasons

A copy of the Rating Objects and Reasons can be found by clicking here or by contacting the Shire’s Rates Department on (08) 9575 5126

Rubbish Charges

All Urban and Rural Residential properties with a residence and Industrial and Commercial properties that are not vacant land, are charged $226.00 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 is charged at $226.00 per bin per annum excluding your
recycling bin which is supplied free of charge.

Non-urban properties on Avon Waste’s existing service route on application are charged $226.00 per annum per service of one 240 litre capacity mobile rubbish bin and $226.00 for the second or subsequent bin(s) excluding your recycling bin which is supplied free of charge.

Waste Management Rate

A Waste Management Rate of $0.0005 cents in the dollar on the Gross Rental Value or Unimproved Value of the land (with a minimum rate of $114) will be charged on all Gross Rental Valued properties and Unimproved Valued properties whether additional properties are owned or not. The Waste Management Rate collected will be 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 2020 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 50% of the minimum rate charged on the Unimproved Value. 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 residing at an owned and occupied farming property on 1 July 2020 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 25% of the minimum rate charged on the Unimproved Value).

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.

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 2020 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 50% of the minimum rate charged on the Gross Rental Value up to a maximum of $750 (as set by the State Government from 1 July 2020). Completion of a Pensioner/Senior concession application form is required and the rebate will be applicable from the date of registration with either the Shire of Gingin or the Water Corporation.

Seniors’ Card holders who own and occupy a Gross Rental Valued property on 1 July 2020 may be entitled to receive a rebate of up to 25% of the minimum rate charged on the Gross Rental Value up to a maximum of $100. Completion of a Pensioner/Senior concession application form is required and the rebate will be applicable from the date of registration with either the Shire of Gingin or the Water Corporation.

Early Rates Incentive Scheme

Ratepayers other than Shire Executive Managers, Councillors and their families who have paid their Rates, Emergency Services Levy, Waste Management Fee and Rubbish Charges in full, will be given automatic entry into the draw for an incentive prize. Eligible pensioners/seniors must pay the rebate amount. The closing date is 16 September 2020 with prize winners being notified by mail.

Ratepayers opting for the rates instalment payment options two, three or by alternative arrangement will not be eligible to enter into the draw to win a prize.

Voluntary Levies

The Shire of Gingin has one voluntary levy:

  • Voluntary Coastal Erosion Levy $25 – funds from this levy will be used for coastal erosion protection/projects.

Instalment Plan Interest Rate

A charge of 5.5% per annum, calculated daily at 0.01506% by simple interest, will apply from 1 July 2020. Eligible pensioners are exempt.

Late Payment Penalty – Rates, Emergency Services Levy, Waste Management Fee and Rubbish Charges

A charge of 8% calculated daily at 0.02191% by simple interest will apply as follows:

  • No instalment option taken – interest shall begin to accrue on Rates and/or Emergency Services Levy and Rubbish Charges that remain unpaid at 21 September 2020. Eligible pensioners are exempt.
  • Instalment option taken – interest shall 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 as the instalment is paid. Eligible pensioners are exempt.
  • Interest on Rates and/or Emergency Services Levy, Waste Management Fee and Rubbish Charge arrears will continue to accrue each day until arrears are paid.
  • Administration fee – no charge will apply to any rate payers for the 2020-21 financial year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Due Dates for Payment of Rates, Emergency Services Levy, Waste Management Fee and Rubbish Charges

No instalment option 16 September 2020
Two instalment option 16 September 2020 &
18 January 2021
Four instalment option  16 September 2020,
11 November 2020,
18 January 2021 &
18 March 2021

Alternative Arrangements for Payment of Rates

Upon application, the Shire may accept payment by way other than one, two or four instalments (subject to agreement in writing by both parties). A single administration fee of $15 will apply for this type of payment. Eligible pensioners are exempt from this charge.

Paying Your Rates

Rates can be paid in person at the Gingin or Lancelin Offices by cash, cheque or EFTPOS (excluding American Express and Diners Card). The Shire also offers the convenience of 24 hour, 7 days a week payments by BPOINT (credit card payments) on 1300 276 468 or via the Shire’s website or by BPay for cheque and savings accounts.

W. Fewster                              A. Cook
SHIRE PRESIDENT                CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

28 July 2020

Shire of Gingin Offices

Gingin

7 Brockman Street
Gingin WA 6503

T: (08) 9575 5100

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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