Rates for 2016/17 were declared at Council's meeting held 19 July 2016. You can view the full minutes here - Council Minutes - July 2016(488 kb)
Method of Valuing Land
In the Wudinna District Council properties are rated on their capital value as provided to the Council by the Valuer General's Office. Each year (usually in July) Council declares a rate-in-the-dollar, which is applied to all district properties. This declaration appears in the 'West Coast Sentinel' newspaper and the Government Gazette.
Fore more information about Valuations visit the website of the Local Government Association of South Australia. http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=326Council continues to use Capital Values as the basis to value all land within the Council area. Capital Value is the value of land and all the improvements on the land.
Differential General Rates
The Council will impose differenctial general rates by reference to locality: All land classified as being within the declared township areas and all other land.
Townships areas: 0.004643 cents
All other areas (Primary Production): 0.006390 cents
For 2016/17 Council have declared a minimum rate of $420.
The Council provides a Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) to all properties in Wudinna. A service charge of $325 per unit on occupied land and $290 for vacant land will apply.
Natural Resources (EPNRM) Levy
Council is required to contribute towards the EPNRM Board and has been advised that the Wudinna Council's contribution for 2016/17 is $57,080. Council has set the levy at $79.20 for reimbursement of this contribution. Where two or more adjoining properties have the same owner and occupier or is part of a Single Farm Enterprise, only one levy is payable by the ratepayer.
For more information on this levy, we encourage you to visit: www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au/eyrepeninsula/about-us/nrm-levy
Wudinna Homes for the Aged - Seperate Rate
In accordance with Section 154(2)(b) of the Local Government Act 1999, the Wudinna District Council imposes a separate rate of $176 based on a proportional basis of expenditure incurred in maintaining the Cottage home reserve area.