Your annual rates notice will itemise additional charges that are relevant to services provided to your property. These fees will cover costs of providing infrastructure, upkeep and treatment for each service.
Hunter Catchment Contribution
Council collects contributions on behalf of the Local Lands Services through its rates. Funds collected are forwarded to the Authority to carry out catchment projects. The Local Land Services contribution for 2022/2023 is $0.00977 of a cent in the dollar of the land value.
The revenue generated from this contribution enables the Catchment Authority to meet its legislative obligations under the Water Management Act 2000.
The annual water access charge is based on the size of each water meter installed on the property. Water meter sizes are typically 20mm for residential.
A lower flat fee is charged to unconnected services on land within 225 metres of a water main which is capable of being connected.
An annual sewerage fee is charged to cover the costs of maintaining and improving sewerage systems.
A lower flat fee is charged to unconnected services on land within 75 metres of a sewer main which is capable of being connected.
Annual waste charges pay for your waste facilities, kerbside bin collections and annual bulky waste collection if available in your area.
The Waste Management Service Charge covers the cost of the pick-up and disposal of materials collected from kerbside waste, recycling and annual bulky clean-up.
Additional Waste Services
For those ratepayers receiving an additional service a separate charge for this service will show on the annual rates notice.
In accordance with the Local Government Amendment (Stormwater) Act 2005. These funds are used for the development of appropriate stormwater management plans and projects over and above the average level previously funded from Council’s general funds.
On-site Sewage Management
This annual fee is for the approval to operate an On-site Sewage Management System. This covers the cost of one inspection, monitoring and maintaining records. Any further required inspections will be charged.