Distribution of 2020 Rates Notices and Extension of Expiry for 2019/20 Waste Vouchers

Council has extended the expiry date of the 2019/20 waste vouchers. They will be accepted at the Oberon Waste Facility, as well as Burraga and Black Springs Transfer Stations until 31 August 2020. The new waste vouchers will be issued with the 2020-21 Rates Notice in mid August.
The Rates Notice this year will be issued in August instead of July due to Council utilising the one month extension provided by the Office of Local Government for Council’s to  approve their 2020-21 Operational Plan in July rather than June. As such first quarterly instalment payment will be due by 30 September 2020.

General Rates Information

All rateable land is subject to an ordinary rate.

The land value of your property is one of the major factors in the determination of the ordinary rate you pay. Your land value is supplied to Council by the State Government (Valuer General's Office) with new values provided every three years. The amount of rates levied is also determined by the rating categorisation of your property.

Rating Categories

The Local Government Act states that all rateable land must be categorised into one of four rating categories (Residential, Business, Farmland or Mining) and Council must give notice of this category.

Your rating category is displayed on your rate notice.These categories are purely for rating purposes and are not necessarily related to zoning or location.

When are your Rates due?

The full amount of your rates is due for payment on 30 September.   However you may pay this yearly amount by quarterly instalments as shown on your rates notice.

Ratepayers who choose to pay by quarterly instalments are advised that instalments are due as follows:-
1st Instalment due: 30th September
2nd Instalment due: 30th November
3rd Instalment due: 28th February
4th Instalment due: 31st May

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Ordinary Rates for 2020/21

The Ordinary Rates for 2020/21 include 2.6% Rate Peg set by the NSW State Government.
The approved rating Ad Valorem and Base Rates for 2019/20 are as follows:
Classification General Adval % TI Adval % Base Rate
Business 0.005713702 0.006155099 $266
Farmland 0.002184381 0.00239364 $203
Residential 0.004025539 0.002162917 $185
Rural Residential 0.002927464 0.002868605 $190
Non Urban 0.003503939   $260

Interest rate charged on overdue rates & charges

In accordance with section 566(3) of the Act, it has been determined that the maximum rate of interest payable on overdue rates and charges for the 2020/21 rating year will be 7.5%.
It should be noted that Council has resolved that “The 7.5% interest rate charged on overdue rates be waived for ratepayers who fall behind in rates and/or water/sewer charges, due to the loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The State Government has announced that “the interest rate has been set at 0.0% for the first half of the 2020/21 financial year in response to the financial impacts faced by the community as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic”. Interest will revert to 7.0% from 1 January 2021. 
Council will deal with cases of hardship due to COVID-19 on an individual case by case basis. Council staff will work with ratepayers and businesses to establish repayment plans. Where rates are already overdue, prior to COVID-19, existing charges including interest will continue to be levied and existing debt recovery actions will continue.

Town Improvements (TI)

The Town Improvement Levy is raised on every rateable assessment within the zoned Oberon town area. The purpose of this rate is to provide for town improvements. The categories applicable are residential, business and farmland.
The 2020-21 Town Improvement Levy will raise approx. $497,488 and Council has allocated funding to the following projects:
Kerb and Gutter $100,000
The Common $100,000
Footpaths (including Springfield Street) $200,000
Yearly top soil and furniture $40,000
Beautification program $10,000
Bulky goods collection $20,000
Grandstand Stage 2 $27,488

Waste water (sewerage) service charges

i. $636.10 for all residential properties accessible to the waste water system, consisting of an access charge of $175.80 and a usage charge of $460.30
ii. An access charge for all non-residential properties accessible to the waste water system, levied in accordance with the size of the water meter for the respective property, as follows: 
Meter Size / Charge ($)
20 mm (¾”)    / $167                        25 mm (1”)     / $256
30 mm (1¼”)  / $369                        38 mm (1½”)  / $592 
50 mm (2”)     / $1,029                     80 mm (3¼”)  / $2,634
100 mm (4”)   / $4                          150 mm (6”)     / $9,254
iii. A usage charge of $3.54 per kilolitre for all non-residential properties accessible to the waste water system, based upon the estimated volume discharged into the waste water system utilising total water consumption figures, together with the SDF (Sewage Discharge Factor) determined for each property.
Water service charges:
An access charge of $354.55 and a consumption charge of $3.00 per kilolitre.
Domestic waste management charges:
Vacant Land - $37.50 per annum
A 240 litre bin weekly collection service - $212.70 per annum.
Non-domestic waste management charges:
A 240 litre bin weekly collection service - $212.70 per annum.

Other Information

If you are interested in obtaining information on land tax, please navigate to NSW Land Registry Services https://www.nswlrs.com.au/ website.

The NSW Land and Property Management Authority website will assist you with obtaining the Title Reference for your property.

Contact Details

Oberon Council