Rates

DIFFERENTIAL RATING - 2020/2021

Notice of proposed differential rates 2020

Rates Information

Shire of Kondinin has a responsibility to provide access to services and infrastructure for the benefit of all members of the community. Your rates help pay for public works projects and to provide and maintain infrastructure such as roads, paths, parks and sport grounds and buildings, swimming pools, halls and libraries.

Differential Rates - The reason for the imposition of the differential rate between farming and mining is due to the additional costs of maintaining infrastructure (roads) in the eastern section of the shire associated with mining. (Section 6.33 Local Government Act 1995)

Valuations - Landgate values all properties in Western Australia for rating and taxing purposes in accordance with the Valuation of Land Act 1978. Landgate valuers conduct independent and unbiased valuations of your property. These are Gross Rental Values (GRVs) and Unimproved Values (UVs). The GRV is calculated every 3 to 6 years and UV every year. Revaluations for Shire of Kondinin were conducted GRV (Townsites & Mining Infrastructure) - 1 August 2015, UV (Rural & Mining Tenements) - 1 August 2018.

Pensioner Rates Rebate/Deferment

Pensioners who meet the requirements set out below are entitled to a rebate or deferment of their current year's rates.  For a concession on your property rates you need to apply to the water corporation. go to https://www.watercorporation.com.au/my-account/i-want-to/concessions.

Pensioners are entitled to claim a rebate of 50% of the current year rates up to $750 and 50% of the ESL charge or they may defer payment

Seniors are entitled to claim a rebate of up to 25% of the current year rates up to $100 and 25%of the ESL charge or they may defer payment.

Eligibility Criteria – to be eligible for concessions under the Rates & Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 an applicant must:
Be the owner and reside upon the property as their normal place of residence.
• Pensioner– 1. Be in receipt of a pension and hold a pensioner concession card or State  Concession Card, or
                    2. Hold both a Seniors Card issued by the Office of Seniors Interests and a  Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
• Senior – 1. Hold a Seniors Card issued by the Office of Seniors Interests

Please contact Council - If your circumstances change- particularly with respect to your ownership or occupation of the property, or your eligibility as a Senior or Pensioner. 
Rebates to Pensioners and Senior’s under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 are funded by the Government of Western Australia.

Change of Property Ownership

By virtue of the provisions of Section 9.68 of the Local Government Act, 1995. 

When a person whether as principal or agent, sells or otherwise disposes of rateable land within the Shire of Kondinin, the principle or agent shall, within 21 days after the sale or disposal, give to the Local Government written notice of the sale with a plan or description of the land and the name and address of the purchaser.

Objections & Appeals

Valuations 

 The Valuation of Land Act 1978 sets out the manner of which valuations and appeals may be instituted with regard to valuations.  Objections (if any) must be lodged with the Valuer General, 1 Midland Square, Morrison Road, MIDLAND WA 6056, WITHIN 60 DAYS after the issue of a rate notice. The property owner may enquire about the valuation of their property.  For more information about the valuation of your property call Landgate on 1300 365 288 or follow the links for

Property Valuations Landing Page  - www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/property-reports/property-valuations

GRV & UV Videos – www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/property-reports/property-valuations/videos-grv-uv

Rate Book

The Local Government Act 1995 Section 6.76 provides the grounds on the time and  manner in which, individual objections and appeals may be instituted with reference to entries in the rate book regarding ownership, or whether the property is rateable. To lodge an objection - https://www0.landgate.wa.gov.au/property-reports/property-valuations/lodging-an-objection

Objections must be lodged WITHIN 42 DAYS after the issue of the Rates notice.

NOTE: Section 6.81 Local Government Act 1995 provides that rates must be paid, as assessed irrespective of an objection being lodged.  Any reduction in rates resulting from a successful objection will be refunded.

Overdue Rates

Rates and services are payable within 35 days of the date of issue of the original rate notice (refer to the due date on the notice). Late rate payments will attract a penalty of 10%pa, calculated daily.  Eligible pensioners are exempt from interest charges.  Any rates outstanding after 60 days of the notice due date may be recovered by legal action.

COSTS OF LEGAL ACTION WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR ASSESSMENT.

Should there be any reason why payment cannot be made by the due date please contact Council's rates section IMMEDIATELY to arrange a payment plan.

If payment is allowed to fall into arrears for a period of three years or more the Council may (a) Take the land and let it on lease; (b) sell the land; (c) have the land vested in the Local Government; or (d) have the land vested in the Crown.

Pending Title Seizures

Notice pursuant to Schedule 6.3 of the Local Government Act 1995 requiring payment of outstanding rates or service charges.

Rates and service charges have been owing to the Shire of Kondinin for a period of more than 3 years in respect of the land described below, the Shire of Kondinin will, pursuant to section 6.64 of the Local Government Act 1995, offer the land for sale by public auction at a time and place to be confirmed by the Shire of Kondinin.  The land in question is -

  • A12 – Lot 73, 19 Rankin Street Kondinin
  • A50 – Lot 109, 90 Connell Street Kondinin
  • A121 – Lot 45, 74 Graham Street, Kondinin
  • A504 – Lot 3, 27 Melba Street, Karlgarin 

Payment Methods

In Person:

Kondinin Office - 11 Gordon Street, Kondinin - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Hyden Office - 12 McPherson Street, Hyden - Monday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm.

Payment methods: Cash, Cheque, Debit Card, Credit Card. (most cards accepted)

By Mail:

Detach the slip at the bottom of your rate notice and send with your cheque or money order made payable to Shire of Kondinin, PO Box 7, Kondinin 6367.

Direct Debit:

Pay from your online bank account into the Shire’s account*.

Bank – NAB
BSB – 086-757
Account No – 50834 4576

*Please make sure you use the ASSESSMENT NUMBER on your rate notice as the reference number when making rates payments online so that your payment may be identified.


For more information please contact us.