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MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF ROXBY DOWNS ADOPTION OF VALUATIONS AND DECLARATION OF RATES 2022-2023

6/8/2022

NOTICE is hereby given that the Municipal Council of Roxby Downs at its meeting held on 27 July 2022, resolved:

Adoption of Valuations

That pursuant to Section 12(6)(b) of the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 and Section 167(2)(a) of the Local Government Act 1999 the Council adopted for rating purposes the capital valuations made by the Valuer-General within Council’s area totalling $547,506,100.00 of which $481,240,141.00 represents rateable land.

Declaration of a Fixed Charge—General Rates

That pursuant to section 152(l)(c) of the Local Government Act 1999 an annual fixed charge of $712.00 is imposed in respect of each separate piece of rateable land in the Council area.

Declaration of Differential General Rates

That, having taken into consideration Sections 150 of the Local Government Act 1999 and having observed the requirements of Section 153 of the Local Government Act 1999 and in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013, the Council declares, pursuant to Sections 152 and Section 153 of the Local Government Act 1999 for the year ending 30 June 2023, differential general rates in respect of all rateable land within its area (in addition to the fixed charge referred to above) as follows:

i. Residential - a differential rate of 0.57525 cents in the dollar

ii. Commercial Shops - a differential rate of 1.78249 cents in the dollar

iii. Commercial Office - a differential rate of 2.26557 cents in the dollar

iv. Commercial Other - a differential rate of 1.86866 cents in the dollar

v. Industrial Light - a differential rate of 1.35083 cents in the dollar

vi. Industrial Other - a differential rate of 0.93994 cents in the dollar

vii. Vacant Land - a differential rate of 1.67610 cents in the dollar

viii. Other - a differential rate of 1.02579 cents in the dollar

Declaration of Service Charges

Pursuant to section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999 a service charge of $493.77 is imposed upon each separate piece of rateable land to which the Council makes available a service for the collection, treatment, recycling, and disposal of domestic waste (excluding organics), on the basis that the sliding scale provided for in Regulation 13 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013 will be applied to reduce the service charge payable, as prescribed.

In accordance with section 155(3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1999 and Regulation 12(4)(a) of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013, this service charge will only apply to land of the Residential category.

In accordance with Clause 29(5) of the Schedule to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982, this service charge is fixed having regard to the reasonable costs incurred or likely to be incurred in providing such services and to charges paid by other industrial users and country area consumers respectively in the State and includes all such allowances, discounts and subsidies as may from time to time be granted or given to such users and consumers.

Declaration of Separate Rates—Regional Landscape Levy

Pursuant to Part 5 of the Landscape South Australia Act 2019 and Section 154 of the Local Government Act 1999, a separate rate based on a fixed charge of $67.17 is declared on all rateable land in the Council area to raise the amount of $125,077.00 on behalf of the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board.

Declaration of a Maximum Increase

That Council, pursuant to Section 153(3) and (4) of the Local Government Act 1999, has determined to fix a maximum increase in general rates, for the year ending 30 June 2023 charged upon any rateable land which constitutes the principal place of residence of a principal ratepayer at 10% over and above the general rates levied for the 2021/2022 financial year provided that each of the following criteria are met:

i. the property has been the principal place of residence of the principal ratepayer since at least 1 July 2021;

ii. the property has not been subject to a change in land use since 1 July 2021;

iii. the property has not been subject to improvements with a value of more than $20,000 since 1 July 2021; and

iv. an owner of the property makes an application in writing addressed to Municipal Council of Roxby Downs on or before 15 September 2022 claiming the benefit of the maximum increase.

Due Dates for Payment of Rates

In accordance with Section 181 of the Local Government Act 1999, the 2022/2023 General Rates (Fixed and Differential Rate), Service Charge and Separate Rate shall be due in four (4) equal or approximately equal instalments payable on 15 September 2022, 15 December 2022, 15 March 2023 and 15 June 2023.

Rateability and Approvals under Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982

It is noted that:

Any land excluded from rating pursuant to clause 29(1) of the Schedule to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 is in accordance with Section 147(2)(h) of the Local Government Act 1999, not rateable land,

The rates resolved herein are operative with the agreement of the Joint Venturers under clause 29(3)(a) of the Schedule to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982.

No rates or charges adopted herein are discriminatory to the Joint Venturers.

The budget adopted herein attracts the operation of clause 29(3)(b) of the Schedule to the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 with the approval of the State and the Joint Venturers.

Dated: 29 July 2022

Roy D. Blight

Chief Executive

Roxby Downs 5725

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