Rates and Charges
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Notice of 2020 / 2021 Rates & Charges
Local Government Act 1993
Notice is hereby given that the Central Highlands Council has made rates and charges upon rateable land within its municipal area for the 2020 / 2021 financial year. Set out below is a summary of those rates and charges – a full copy may be inspected at Council Offices, Tarleton Street, Hamilton or Alexander Street, Bothwell.
A General Rate pursuant to Section 90 and Section 91 of the Local Government Act 1993 consisting of:
(a) 3.4038 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value for all separately valued parcels of rateable land within the Central Highlands Council area; and
(b) a fixed charge of $382.20 which applies to all rateable land.
Waste Management Charge
Waste Management Charge of $263.00 for all rateable land, except:
(a) Land to which Council provides a garbage and recycling collection service and which is used for commercial purposes: $496.00 per tenement; and
(b) Land outside the Council’s garbage and recycling collection service area which comprises a separately valued parcel of rateable land within the municipal area: $472.00 (commercial properties), $160.00 land used for residential purposes, industrial purposes, public purposes, primary production, sporting or recreational facilities, or quarrying or mining, $84.00 for non-use of land.
|a. Commercial properties||$472.00||Use of land|
|b. Land used for residential purposes, industrial purposes, public purposes, primary production, sporting or recreational facilities, or quarrying or mining.||$160.00||Use of land|
|c. Non-use of land||$84.00||Non-use of land|
Fire Service Contribution-:
For the Council’s contribution to the State Fire Commission
(a) for land within the Bothwell Volunteer Brigade Rating District an amount of 0.4469940 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of all separately valued parcels of rateable land subject to a minimum $41.00;
(b) for all other land in the municipal area an amount of 0.398190 cents in the dollar on the assessed annual value of all separately valued parcels of the land subject to a minimum $41.00.
Rates are payable by four instalments due on the following dates:
Instalment No. 1 – 31st August 2020
Instalment No. 2 – 30th November 2020
Instalment No 3 – 26th February 2021
Instalment No 4 – 30th April 2021
A penalty of 10% applies to each instalment not paid by the due instalment date.
For the purposes of this resolution, any reference to the assessed annual value includes a reference to that value as adjusted pursuant to Section 89 and Section 89A of the Local Government Act 1993 as amended.
These rates are for the year commencing 1st July 2020 and ending 30th June 2021 and are payable to the Council at its offices at Alexander Street, Bothwell or Tarleton Street, Hamilton or by credit card or BPay through Service Tasmania via the links on the Home page of this web site.
Pension remission only available if primary residence