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Town of Walkerville

Rates 2016/2017

A rate of 0.0025279 in the dollar for residential properties

A rate of 0.0039182 in the dollar for all "other" properties

$1,133.00 minimum rate

A rate of 0.000096 in the dollar for NRM Levy

 

Click the link to view the Town of Walkerville Annual Business Plan and Budget 2016 2017

 

Payment of Rates

Rates are payable in four approximately equal instalments. You may elect to pay any instalment in advance. The Council may agree to alternative payment arrangements on an individual basis. We will send you further notices for each quarter. If the amount due remains unpaid after the due date, it may be recovered in a court of competent jurisdiction.

 

The Council has decided that the payment of rates will be due and payable on the following dates:

  • 1st payment: 9 September 2016
  • 2nd payment: 9 December 2016
  • 3rd payment: 9 March 2017
  • 4th payment: 9 June 2017

 

Payment methods

  • Telephone and Internet banking - Bpay
  • By telephone on 1300 276 468
  • Internet at Council's Online Services
  • In person at the Council offices (EFTPOS facilities are available)
  • By post (cheque or money order) to Town of Walkerville, PO Box 55, Walkerville SA 5081
  • Australia Post (in person, phone and internet)

 

Rate Concessions

State Government concessions

The State Government offers single 'cost of living payment' provided directly to those who are eligible. 

This payment may be used for any purpose, including offsetting Council rates. To check eligibility contact the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion Concessions Hotline 1800 307 758 or at www.sa.gov.au

 

Financial Hardship

If you are experiencing difficulties in paying your rates please contact the Council on 8342 7100 to discuss payment options. These enquiries are treated confidentially.

 

Want to Know What You Get for Your Rates?

Visit www.lga.sa.gov.au/goto/Rates

 

Fines for Late Payment

Rates will be overdue if they have not been paid by the last day for payment date shown on the front of this notice. After this date, additional charges will apply:

  • a fine of 2% of the amount due will be added immediately, and
  • at the end of each month thereafter, interest (at the rate prescribed in the Local Government Act 1999) will be added on any balance (including interest) not then paid.

 

Council Rebates

Some individuals or organisations may be eligible for a rebate, e.g. community groups, health and education organisations.

 

Postponement of Rates

Seniors

State Seniors Card holders can apply to Council to postpone payment of rates on their principal place of residence.

Postponed rates remain as a charge on the land and are not required to be repaid until the property is sold or disposed of.

 

Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy

Council collects a regional Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy on all rateable properties on behalf of your regional NRM Board. The NRM Board invests this levy in managing and protecting priority water, land, and marine and biodiversity assets.

For general NRM levy enquiries please call the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board on 8273 9100 or visit www.amlrnrm.sa.gov.au

 

Voters Roll

Persons on the State House of Assembly Electoral Roll are automatically included in the Council Voters Roll and entitled to vote in Council elections. Others who are ratepayers may also be entitled to be enrolled on the Council Voters Roll.

 

Objection to Valuation

You may object to the valuation referred to in this notice by writing to the Valuer-General within 60 days after the ‘date of notice’.

However:

  1. 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 such notice;
  2. 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 there is reasonable cause by a person entitled to make an objection to a valuation.

A written objection to valuation must set out the grounds for objection.

Objections can also be submitted via an online form at www.landservices.sa.gov.au and entering ‘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.

 

Objections forwarded to:

State Valuation Office

GPO Box 1354, Adelaide 5001

101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide 5000

Phone 1300 653 345

Email LSGObjections@sa.gov.au

Fax 08 8226 1428

 

Objection to Land Use

Differential general rates imposed by the Council are based on various land use categories. Should you have any reason to believe that the land use category applied to your account is incorrect, you may lodge a written objection with Council outlining the grounds upon which your objection is based. Objections must be submitted to Council within 60 days of receiving notice of the attribution of the land use. Rates are still due and payable by the due date even if an objection has been lodged.