Levies and charges

Emergency Levy

This Levy will be charged for all rateable land within declared areas in accordance with the provisions of the Community Safety Legislation Amendment Regulation No. 1, 2013. The amount of the charge varies according to whether the property is vacant or developed, and the type of such development.

Queensland Fire and Rescue Service provides Council with a schedule of charges, and Council collects this levy on behalf of the State Government.

This charge is levied at the time of issue of Rates Notices.

Water Rates

Council will make and levy a water supply charge on all relevant land within declared water supply areas in the Region. Council will charge using a two part tariff with a graduated single tier access charge and a separate consumption charge. Water Consumption Accounts are issued quarterly on a rolling fortnightly basis.  Water Accounts are only issued for water usage charges as water access charges are included on Rates Notices. 

Levies and Charges

Rural Fire Services Levy

A special charge will be levied on all rateable land within the respective Rural Fire Brigade districts for the purpose of raising funds for each Brigade. Funds collected are for the purpose of contributing to the operation costs of fire fighting and where appropriate the purchase of equipment.

Road Levy Separate Charge

A separate charge for the purpose of meeting a contribution to the costs of renewal for the Region’s road network generally, whose benefit is considered to be spread uniformly across the Region, will be made and levied equally on all rateable land within the Region. The amount of this charge is $450.00 per annum.

Sewerage Charges

Council will make and levy a sewerage charge on all relevant land within declared sewerage areas in the Region.

Waste and Recycling Charges

Council will make and levy a waste and/or recycling charge on all relevant land within declared waste collection areas within the Region.

Natural Environment Separate Charge

A separate charge for the purpose of funding for services such as environmental protection, enhancement and conservation, recycling and general waste management activities not covered by the Waste Charge will be made and levied equally on all rateable land within the Region.  The amount of this charge is $50.00 per annum.