Adoption of Valuations
That in accordance with provision of section 167(1)and (2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1999, Council adopt the most recent valuation of the Valuer-General capital values that is to apply for rating purposes for the year ending 30 June 2017 being capital valuation totalling $266,202,220 of which $255,011,220 represents rateable land.
Declaration of General Rates
Pursuant to section 153(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declare a general rate of 0.4602 cents in the dollar on the capital value of all rateable land within the area for the 2016/2017 financial year.
Minimum Amount Payable
Pursuant to section 158(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declare a minimum rate of $210 to be fixed for rateable land within the whole of the council area for the 2016/2017 financial year.
Pursuant to section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declare a service charge for the Community Wastewater Management System of $345.00 per unit and $320.00 per vacant allotment in Karoonda for properties serviced by the system for the 2016/2017 financial year.
Payment of Rates
Pursuant to section 181(1) of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declare that the Council rates for the financial year ending 30 June 2017 shall be payable in four equal instalments with instalments falling due on 30 September 2016, 19 December 2016, 19 March 2017 and 19 June 2017.
Natural Resources Management Levy – Declaration of Separate Rate
Pursuant to section 95 of the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 and section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, in order to reimburse to the council the amount contributed to the South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board being $66,700 and that Council declares a separate rate of 0.0262 cents in the dollar, based on the capital value of all rateable land for the 2016/2017 financial year.
OBJECTION TO VALUATION
You may object to the valuation referred to your rate notice by writing served personally or by post on the Valuer-General within sixty days after the date of service of your notice, but note:
a) If you have previously received a notice or notices under the Local Government Act 1999 referring to the valuation and informing you of a 60 day objection period, the objection period is 60 days after service of the first notice.
b) You may not object to the valuation if the Valuer-General has already considered an objection by you to that valuation.
The Valuer-General may extend the 60 day objection period where it be shown that there is reasonable cause to do so by a person entitled to make an objection to a valuation.
A written objection must set out the full and detailed grounds for objection. Objections can also be submitted via an online form at http://www.sa.gov.au/landservices and enter “Objecting to a Valuation” in the search field. Rates are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged.
Objection to be forwarded to:
State Valuation Office, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide South Australia 5000
Mail: GPO Box 1354, Adelaide SA 5001
Fax: 08 8226 1428
Phone: 1300 653 345