Rates

Differential Rating

 In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the former Town and Shire of Narrogin, differential rating has been introduced to allow ratepayers of the former Shire of Narrogin to gradually increase their rates over a period of 10 years to ensure that all GRV properties will have the same rate in the dollar. In order to achieve this it was agreed to phase in an increase to allow the Rural Ward GRV ratepayers to gradually achieve “parity” with the Urban Ward GRV ratepayers. The Rural UV ratepayers have been benchmarked to the Shire of Wagin’s UV rated properties.

If you have questions regarding differential rating and the Parity factor please see our FAQ’s page.

Shire of Narrogin

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO LEVY DIFFERENTIAL RATES 2018/19

In accordance with section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995, the Shire of Narrogin hereby gives notice of its intention to impose the following differential rates and minimum payment.

 

Rate Code Description

Rate in the $

 

Minimum Payment

$

Lesser Minimum Payment

$

GRV Urban

11.0419

1,104.00

 

GRV Rural

6.8702

757.00

695.00

 

The figures shown above are estimates and may change as part of Council deliberations after consideration of any submission. It is noted that the estimates above equate to a 4% growth factor plus parity adjustments to the rate revenue raised by Council in 2017/18.

Submissions are invited from electors and ratepayers in respect of the proposed rates, minimum payment and any related matters by 12:00 noon Monday 18 June 2018.

Submissions are to be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Narrogin PO Box 1145, Narrogin WA 6312 or via email enquiries@narrogin.wa.gov.au

Electors and ratepayers may view a document describing the objects and reasons for each proposed rate and the minimum payment here.

Chief Executive Officer

 

When do I have to pay my rates?

Dates for 2018/19 will be available after the rates notices have been issued.

Payment Method Options:

The Shire of Narrogin offer several payment options to assist Ratepayers in making their Rates payments.

BPAY®

BPAY® facilities are now available.  The Biller Code and Reference No is located at the bottom of your Rate Notice.

Credit Card

Credit card (MasterCard or Visa) payments can be made by telephoning the Shire of Narrogin on 9890 0900.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Payment via Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is available via internet banking from your bank or financial institution.  Our bank account details are as follows:

BSB: 086 852       Account: 50835 8169          

Reference: please quote your assessment number – top right hand corner of Rate Notice.

Direct Debit

The direct debit option is a no fuss way to pay Rates over an extended period on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.  Call the Rates Department on 9890 0906 for further information.

In Person

Attend in person at the Shire of Narrogin administration office, 89 Earl Street, Narrogin between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Please present your Rate Notice intact to the cashier. The top portion of your Rate Notice will be returned for your records. Payments can be made by cash, cheque or EFTPOS (debit or credit cards).

For your convenience an Express Payment box is available just tear-off the bottom section of your Rate Notice and place it in the box provided along with your cheque or credit card details.

Rates Prizes

To be updated after issue of rates notices.

Having Trouble Paying Your Rates – Enter a Payment Arrangement

Residents who are struggling to pay their Rates bill by the due date can breathe a little easier by adopting a Payment Arrangement.

Payment Arrangements are offered via direct debit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis to clear the debt by 30 June. Contact the Rates Department on 9890 0906 for a Payment Arrangement Application Form.

Additional Charges/Penalties

Four-Instalment-Option Fee: $48 plus 5.5% on the balances remaining after the instalment dates.

Overdue Penalty Interest: 11% per annum calculated daily (in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995).

Payment Arrangement Administration Fee: maximum $48 depending on number of payments.

Legal Costs: All debt recovery costs are legally recoverable from the ratepayer.

Swimming Pool Inspection Fee: $14.36 is charged to cover the cost of performing inspections and monitoring of swimming pool fencing and self-closing gates to ensure they comply.

What will happen if I cannot pay my rates?

Please telephone immediately - the Shire of Narrogin commences legal action as a last resort.  The Shire understands that sometimes people experience unforeseen difficulties and we prefer to work out a payment arrangement to clear your debt.

If you do not contact the Rates Department the Shire will commence legal action fourteen (14) days after the due date.  Commencement of legal action can add additional charges to your bill (on average $500).  Please do not ignore our notices – tell us that you are having financial difficulties.

Change of Address

Please complete the change of details form below and submit via:

Email: enquiries@narrogin.wa.gov.au

Mail: PO Box 1145, Narrogin WA 6312

Note: Records can only be updated for owners who have signed this form. This form cannot be signed on behalf of another owner.

Change of Details Form

Change of Details Form

The Rates Calculation

Following is an example of the simplest way to check your total Rates bill is to multiply the Gross Rental Value of your property (as determined by the Valuer General and shown on your Rate Notice) by the rate in the dollar determined by the Council.

If a property has a Gross Rental Value of $15,000 (or $288 per week), to calculate your Rates, multiply this value by the rate in the dollar of 10.6172 cents. The Rates charged, based on rental values, would therefore be $1,592.58.

Below are the adopted rate in the dollar values and minimum rates.

Rate Category

Rate in the $

Minimum Rate

Lesser Minimum

GRV Urban

0.106172

$1,062

 

GRV Rural

0.06193

$691

$653

UV General

0.005990

$691

 

Emergency Services Levy (ESL) Calculation

There are five ESL rate categories that apply, depending on the type and level of fire and emergency services available to a property. The Shire of Narrogin is in ESL categories 4 and 5:

ESL Category 4 (Regional):

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service brigade

OR a Volunteer Emergency Service unit with breathing apparatus

OR a bush fire brigade with breathing apparatus

AND the statewide SES network

The ESL charge for properties located in category 5 is a fixed charge of $75. Category 4 is calculated using a rate in the dollar of $0.004641 per dollar GRV.  Minimum and maximum charges for 2017/18 are below:

ESL Property use

Min

Max

Vacant Land

$75

$138

Farming (hobby) properties

$75

$138

Residential properties

$75

$138

Commercial properties

$75

$78,000

Industrial properties

$75

$78,000

Miscellaneous properties (e.g. Churches, Schools)

$75

$75,000

Mining leases

$75

$75


Objections and Appeals

If you disagree with the valuation of your property, you may forward a written objection, stating the grounds for your objection, to the Valuer General at PO Box 2222, Midland WA 6936 or by visiting their website www.landgate.com.au

However it is important to note that Rates remain payable on the due date and any necessary adjustments and refunds are made after the Valuer General's decision.  More information on objections and appeals can be found on the back of your Rates notice.

Can I apply for a Concession?

Pensioners - you MAY BE eligible for a concession of up to 50% (capped at a maximum amount of $750) or elect to defer the payment of your Rates.

Seniors – you MAY BE eligible for a concession of up to 25% (capped at a maximum amount of $100).

Firstly, you must own and live at this property on 1 July. You must hold either a current Pensioner Concession Card or State Concession Card; or hold both Commonwealth Seniors Health Card with a WA Seniors Card; a WA Seniors Card.

You are required to complete an application form and provide proof of your concession card(s). You may make application with the Water Corporation online at watercorporation.com.au or telephone 1300 659 951.

If you became an eligible pensioner/senior during the Rating year you may be eligible for a pro-rata rebate or deferment. For further information contact the Rates Department on 9890 0906.

No concession is allowed if payment is received after 30 June. Outstanding Rates as at 1 July automatically become deferred. Rubbish collection charges cannot be deferred and MUST BE PAID by the due date on the Rate Notice.