Rates and charges
Rates and charges for the 2020–21 financial year
General and service rates have been frozen at 2019-20 levels to assist ratepayers during COVID-19
The current rate in the dollar of Assessed Annual Value (AAV) is 8.34 cents. This comprises the General Rate, Stormwater Removal Service Rate and Fire Service Rate.
A General Rate of 6.85 cents in the dollar of the AAV is applied to rateable land within the municipal area.
Stormwater Removal Service Rate
A Stormwater Removal Service Rate of 0.38 cents in the dollar of the AAV is applied to rateable land within the municipal area.
Fire Service Rate
The City is required to collect this revenue on behalf of the state government, which it passes on to the Tasmania Fire Service.
The Fire Service Rate of 1.11 cents in the dollar of the AAV is applied to rateable land within the municipal area. Rural properties receive a fire rebate of 0.83 cents in the dollar and properties in the Fern Tree area receive a fire rebate of 0.81 cents in the dollar. The minimum fire levy is $41.
Waste Management Service Charge
The Waste Management Service Charge is $250 for residential properties and $500 for non-residential properties.
Food Organics Garden Organics Collection Service Charge
Food Organics Garden Organics Collection Service Charge for residential properties which have received a green waste bin is $60.
Landfill Rehabilitation Service Charge
The Landfill Rehabilitation Service Charge is $10 for residential properties and $20 for non-residential properties. The funds go to landfill rehabilitation works at McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre (the tip).
Penalty and interest
Penalty of 3% flat will be charged on unpaid instalments in accordance with section 128(1)(c) of the Local Government Act 1993 and thereafter interest at the rate of 6.81% per annum, charged monthly.
All local government rates are exempt from GST.