Service Charges

Community Wastewater Management Systems

The Council manages Community Wastewater Management Systems (CWMS) for various areas within the Council which provides benefits to those connected to the schemes. A service charge is raised to maintain the systems. The revenue raised from this charge can only be applied to maintenance and replacement of that specific scheme and only those properties receiving the service will be levied.

The charge is levied on the concept of user pays based on the cost to operate and maintain the service, and the cost to improve or replace the service, and recognition that the value of a property is enhanced by the availability of the service.

For the 2020/2021 financial year the following service charges will apply to properties involved in these schemes:

Big Bend area: $515.00 per unit maintenance
Bowhill area: $358.00 per unit maintenance
Greenways Landing area: $838.00 per unit maintenance
Kroehn's Landing area: $995.00 per unit maintenance
Seven Mile Shacks area: $773.00 per unit maintenance
Scrubby Flat area: $776.00 per unit maintenance
Swan Reach area: $520.00 per unit maintenance
Walker Flat area: $247.00 per unit maintenance
North Punyelroo area: $230.00 per unit maintenance
Caloote Landing area: $362.00 per unit maintenance
Bolto Reserve area: $443.00 per unit maintenance
Old Teal Flat area: $524.00 per unit maintenance
The Rocks area: $869.00 per unit maintenance
Caurnamont area: $310.00 per unit maintenance
Five Mile Shacks & Kia Marina areas: $855.00 per unit maintenance
Pellaring Flat area: $397.00 per unit maintenance
Blanchetown area: $368.00 per unit maintenance
Brenda Park/Morphett Flat areas: $286.00 per unit maintenance
Marks Landing area: $$294.00 per unit maintenance
Scotts Creek area: $399.00 per unit maintenance
Teal Flat area: $422.00 per unit maintenance
Pelican Point area: $309.00 per unit maintenance
South Punyelroo area: $327.00 per unit maintenance
North West Bend/Beaumonts areas: $266.00 per unit maintenance
Idyll Acres area: $527.00 per unit maintenance
Rob Loxton Road area: $247.00 per unit maintenance
Julanker/Younghusband Holdings areas: $657.00 per unit maintenance
Truro area: $590.00 per unit maintenance
Truro area - private pumping chamber: $570.00 per unit maintenance
Truro area - Aerobic Wastewater Treatment: $300.00 per unit maintenance

Where Council takes over the management of any other schemes during the financial year a service charge is raised on a pro rata basis.

Bowhill Multi Access Television System

Pursuant to Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declared an annual service charge based on the nature of the service in respect of all land to which the Council provides the prescribed service of television transmission known as the Bowhill multi access television system of $140.00.

Bowhill Reticulated Water Supply System

Pursuant to Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, Council declared an annual service charge based on the level of usage of the service in respect of each property to which the Council provides the prescribed service of the treatment and provision of water known as the Bowhill reticulated water supply system of $245.00 for the consumption of up to 120 kilolitres of water and 75 cents per kilolitre for all water consumed in excess of 120 kilolitres.

Regional Landscape Levy

The Regional Landscape (RL) levy (previously known as the NRM Levy) is a State tax. Councils are required under the Landscape South Australia Act 2019 to collect the levy on all rateable properties on behalf of the State Government. The levy helps to fund the operations of regional landscape boards who have responsibility for the management of the State’s natural resources. These responsibilities include regional landscape planning, water allocation planning, community capacity building, education and compliance activities.

For further information regarding this levy, or the work the levy supports, please visit the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board at www.landscape.sa.gov.au or phone 85801800 or 85329100.

Kerbside Collection of Recyclables

Pursuant to and in accordance with Section 155 of the Local Government Act 1999, the Council declares for the year ending 30 June 2021, an annual service charge based on the nature of the service of $83.00 in respect of all residential properties in the Townships of Barton, Blanchetown, Cadell, Cambrai, Dutton, Greenways, Keyneton, Mannum, Morgan, Palmer, Nildottie, Purnong, Sedan, Swan Reach, Truro, Tungkillo and other identified properties to which the Council provides the kerbside collection of recyclables service.