2021 Rates Incentive Prize Night

Published on Friday, 26 November 2021 at 8:00:00 AM

On 10 November 2021 the Shire conducted its annual Early Rates Incentive Prize Night.

This is the 8th year that the Shire has conducted an Early Rates Incentive competition. This year rates paid by the 31 October totalled 67.32% which is well over half the total expected rates revenue.

Rates are a vital source of revenue for the Shire and early payment of them helps us deliver our core services, as well as a capital works program which – for the 2021-22 financial year – has been set at $13.06 million. The community’s rates will be used to develop and maintain important infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, community centres, sporting facilities and foreshores, to name a few.

When we developed our first Strategic Community Plan in 2013, our community voiced its wish to include ‘local business’ as one of a number of focus areas for a sustainable future. From this, one of the Shire’s objectives for this focus area has been to facilitate local businesses to be prosperous and innovative through the development of local networks.

While this continues to be a work in progress for us, the Early Rates Incentive Scheme is one way that the Shire is able to promote our local businesses. The prizes supplied by the generous sponsorship of a number of local businesses provides incentive for the community to pay their rates early and, as a result, the Shire benefits, the community benefits and our sponsor’s benefit. It’s a win-win for everyone.

The Shire would like to congratulate the following ten ratepayers selected to go into the draw for the Early Rates Incentive Prize Night with prizes varying from $850 to $4,600 – a total combined prize pool of $13,250.

  • Neale Dodwell Browne – top prize winner!
  • Malcolm Harrington
  • David Van Leen
  • Dianne Jodrell
  • Mark Whitfield
  • Antoni Kepinski
  • Ralph Thompson
  • Christopher Collette
  • Kym McIntyre
  • Moondah Springs Pty Ltd

This event would not have been possible without the generous sponsorship of many local businesses. Thank you very much to all of the sponsors who contributed to this year’s Rates Incentive Prize Night including:  

  • Bendigo Bank – Gingin Community Bank Branch and Lancelin Branch
  • Avon Waste
  • CU@Park
  • Lancelin Sands
  • Want Plumbing
  • Natural Area Coastal Management Services
  • McIntosh & Son
  • Moore Demo & Civil
  • Bitutek
  • Lancelin Trade & Rural Supplies
  • Midwest Building WA
  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Tony Pisconeri Waste Management
  • J.R. & A. Hersey
  • Gingin Tree Services, and
  • Heritage Intelligence WA

Special thanks must also go to Sylvia Kelly and Justina Mettam who made time in their busy schedules to supply flowers and honey packs for the prize packages. Thank you also to Renee Stokes and her team at CU@Park Café for catering this wonderful event for us this year.

The Shire looks forward to running the Early Rates Incentive Prize Night again in 2022.

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