Rates notices have now been posted

Published on 23 July 2019

rates brochure

While Council has provided a 1% reduction, movements in rates and charges for individual properties will vary due to the municipal revaluation, the increase in the Tasmanian Government's Fire Levy and the increase in waste charges for some properties. 

Revaluations
The Valuer-General provided statutory valuations for properties in Tasmania in accordance with the Valuation of Land Act 2001. Each municipal area is currently valued every 6 years. For detailed information please download Owner's Guide - Fresh Valuations (revaluations)(PDF, 338KB).

Fire Levy
It is important to note that the State Government have again raised fire levies by a significant amount, with the total amount collected increasing by 6.06%.  Council is obligated to collect the levy on behalf of the State Government. Council will continue to lobby for a review into the funding model, which determines the fire service contributions, be undertaken as increases are high and placing a financial burden on ratepayers.

Waste Management Charges
Waste management charges have increased to reflect the increase in collection and waste disposal costs.  The general rate raised from residential and commercial properties has been decreased by more than 1% to offset the increase in waste charges. 

Please contact us if you are unsure about anything in your rates notice and remember to pay your first instalment (or in full) by 31 August 2019 to receive the discount.

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