Under Section 155 of the Local Government Act, 1999, as amended, Council can impose an annual service charge for:
Community Wastewater Management Systems (CWMS)
Water Supply Schemes (At Black Point, Balgowan and Hardwicke Bay)
An annual service charge may be charged even to non-rateable land, and land that has the benefit of a full rate rebate. It may vary according to:
– The nature of the service, or
– The level of usage of the service, or
– Land use category
– Some combination of the above
– But not by the value of the land.
The revenue collected from the service charge cannot exceed the total cost to council of establishing, operating, maintaining improving and replacing (including future capital works) the service.