Rates & Budget Information

  

Payment of Rates

Your rates notice contains all the information regarding early payment discounts, instalment options, and penalty interest rates.

Should there be any reason why you cannot pay your rates, please contact our Chief Executive Officer to put a payment plan in place.

Objections & Appeals

Valuations - Your valuation (GRV or UV) is only one factor used to calculate your rates notice. The Valuation of Land Act 1978 (as amended) Part IV sets out how valuation objections may be lodged. A property owner may lodge an objection against the valuation of a property within 60 days of the date of issue of a rates notice. For information on how your values are calculated and how to lodge an objection, please visit Landgate’s website landgate.wa.gov.au/valuations, or alternatively call Landgate Customer Service on +61 (0)8 9273 7373.

Rates Record - Section 6.76 of the Local Government Act 1995 provides the grounds, time and the way individual objections and appeals to the Rates Record may be lodged. An objection to the Rate Book must be made in writing to the council within 42 days of the date of issue of a rates notice.

Section 6.81 of the Local Government Act 1995 refers that rates assessments are required to be paid by the due date, irrespective of whether an objection or appeal has been lodged. In the event of a successful objection or appeal, the rates will be adjusted, and you will be advised accordingly. Credit balances may be refunded on request.

 

Reprints

Need a copy of your rates notice? Just contact the office and we can print one or alternatively email it to you.

Change of Address

If you have changed your details please email your new information to shire@woodanilling.wa.gov.au, return the slip from the bottom of your rates notice to the Shire office, or click here to complete the online form.

Pensioner & Senior Rebates

The Water Corporation provides an online registration service for pensioners and seniors to apply for the concession on their water and local government rates.

The Water Corporation will also register pensioners and seniors who are NOT their customers.

To apply for a Pensioner and Senior rebates please visit the water corporation website www.watercorporation.com.au or phone Water Corporation on 13 13 85.

Adopted budget

Council adopted the 2018/2019 budget at the ordinary Council meeting in July 2018, and agreed to a 5% increase in the amount to be raised by rates. To view the 2018/19 budget click here

Executive Summary

This year the following can be expected:

  • Rates increase will be in the order of 5%
  • The discount on early payment of rates remains at  5% in line with declining interest rate trends
  • Interest on outstanding rates and charges remains at 11% as legislated.
  • Refuse collection rates increase by 5% and recycling collection remains free to the community.