Rates provide the majority of income to most shires and are the vessel that allows core services of local government to occur. A sizable amount of these funds is expended on roadworks but it also provides for the development of the shire as a whole to ensure services and development of assets requested by ratepayers occur.
Like most businesses, there are limited funds and unlimited requests and council endeavours to allocate these scarce resources to the most needed areas.
If you have any further questions regarding rates please contact our Rates Officer on
(08) 9652 0800 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You may receive an additional (interim) rates notice at any time of the year if you make building improvements on your property, subdivide or demolish a building on your property.
The assessment of rates or taxes is based on an equitably assessed value provided by the Valuer-General, Landgate. Under the Valuation of Land Act 1978 any person liable to pay any rate ot tax assessment in respect of land (for local government rates, the owner) including the authorised representative of such a person may object to the value used as a base and may serve upon the Valuer-General a written objection to the valuation, within 60 days after the date of the issue of the rate or tax assessment.
All enquiries to: email@example.com, call 08 9273 7341, or visit Landgate's website at www.landgate.wa.gov.au .
change of ownership
If you are selling or buying a property, your settlement agent will advise the Shire of the date of sale and the new owners address and will arrange an adjustment of your rates. If you are not using a settlement agent, you should contact the Councils Rates Department in writing advising the new owners details, settlement date and a copy of the Certificate of Title. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Shire of Dandaragan, PO Box 676, Jurien Bay, WA, 6516.
change of address
Please include the property details, owners full names, previous address and new residential and/or postal address and contact numbers.
Fax: 08 9652 1310
Post: Shire of Dandaragan, PO Box 676, Jurien Bay, WA, 6516.
PENSIONER RATES REBATE/DEFERMENT
Pensioner and Senior card holders may be entitled to claim a rebate. The rebate is applicable to Rates, Specified Area Charge and Emergency Services Levy only, with all other charges to be paid in full.
To be eligible you must be the owner and reside in the property on or prior to 1 July of the rating year.
- Be in receipt of a Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card; or
- Hold both a Seniors Card and a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card; or
- If a Senior, hold a Seniors Card issued by the Office of Seniors Interest; and
- You must register your entitlement with the Water Corporation (concessions only apply once your application is received and registered).
To apply for a concession please go to www.watercorporation.com.au and click on ‘Apply for a Concession’, call 1300 659 951 or visit the Shire office to complete the forms required.
Interest on overdue rates
Council has resolved that an interest rate of 10% per annum, calculated daily by simple interest be applied on all overdue rates. Interest will start accruing after the due date, being 35 days from the date of issue of the rate notice.
Discount for prompt payment
Council has resolved that a discount of 5% will be allowed on current rates if payment for all rates and charges is received by 5:00pm on 23 September 2016.
It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that full payment is received at the Shire by the due date to claim the discount. Under no circumstances will a discount be considered for payments received after 23 September 2016.
Instalment options and due dates
Council has resolved to offer ratepayers the opportunity to pay by one of the following methods:
Option 1. Payment in full, with 5% discount if paid by 5:00pm, 23 September 2016.
Option 2. Payment by 4 instalments incurring an administration fee of $20.00 and an interest charge calculated at 5% per annum. An additional interest charge calculated at 10% per annum will accrue on each late instalment.
Instalment Due Dates
1st Instalment 23 / 09 / 2016
2nd Instalment 23 / 11 / 2016
3rd Instalment 23 / 01 / 2017
4th Instalment 23 / 03 / 2017
NOTE: Instalment options are NOT available if arrears and any interest that has accrued up to the date of issue of the notice are not paid by the due date. If arrears and accrued interest are not paid in full by the due date, interest will continue to accrue on the arrears from the date the notice was issued, until paid.
Ratepayers experiencing difficulty in paying rates and charges should contact Council’s Rates Department on 08 9652 0800 or email@example.com as soon as possible to discuss alternative arrangements.
Early rate payment incentive
Council will offer ratepayers an opportunity to win one of four prizes, provided that full payment of all rates and charges is received by 5:00pm on 23 September 2016. You will automatically be entered into the draw if full payment of all rates and charges are received by this date.
1st Prize One $500 Savings account from the Dandaragan Coorow Community Bank® Branch
The Dandaragan Coorow Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank is proud to continue to support our local community groups and not for profit organisations. We are a locally owned business, and the profits from our business stay in our community. It is only with the support of local people as customers of our branch that we can continue to do this, so please call in to our branch at 11 Sandpiper Street, Jurien Bay or give us a call on 9652 2590, and see how we can help you with your banking needs.
2nd Prize One 2-night weekend stay for 2 people including full buffet breakfast each morning, at the Perth Ambassador Hotel in a Premium Deluxe Room.
3rd Prize Two lucky winner's will receive a Double Pass to the West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s performance of “Asher Fisch & WASO: Stuart Skelton Sings Wagner” on Saturday 26th November 2016.
The Emergency Services Levy (ESL) is a State Government charge applicable to all properties in WA, which is invoiced and collected by local government on behalf of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). The ESL provides the majority of funding required for career and volunteer Fire & Emergency Service brigades, DFES multi-function brigades/units, Bush Fire brigades and State Emergency Services units.
The amount of ESL to be collected, and the applicable rates and charging parameters, are declared annually by the Minister for Emergency Services.
For more information please refer to the ESL section of the DFES website at www.dfes.wa.gov.au or enquire on free-call 1300 136 099.
Interest on emergency services levy
Late payment interest of 11% per annum will be charged to property owners who fail to pay the required full amount or part payment of ESL by the due date.
Gross Rental Values (GRV)
Council has resolved to impose differential rating for Gross Rental Values for 2016/17. The following rate in the dollars will apply:
Vacant Residential 20.1000c
Unimproved Values (UV)
Council has resolved to impose a rate in the dollar of 0.7851 cents for all Unimproved Values including mining.
Council has resolved to impose minimum rates to ensure equitable contribution by all rateable properties. The following minimum rates apply:
Vacant Residential $658
UV- Mining $824
Make cheque payable to:
Shire of Dandaragan
PO Box 676
JURIEN BAY WA 6516
Please present this account intact when making payment at Jurien Admin Centre, Dandy CRC or Australia Post.
Call your financial institution to make this payment from your debit card.
Online payment facilities
To make payment over the phone please contact 1300 766 981.
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