BASIS FOR RATES AND CHARGES
The Board is a Category 2 Water Authority, under the Queensland Water Act 2000. In accordance to the Water Act 2000 Section 572, parts (2), (4), (5);
‘A rate may be made and levied on a volumetric basis for water activities carried out ... and if the authority has an authority area, on a property basis for land in the authority area.'
INTEREST ON OVERDUE RATES AND CHARGES
Water Act 2000 Section 574 (1) states;
AREA BASED CHARGE
Basis for Charges
* Cane: to be charged on the base of assessable area as advised to the Board by Sucrogen, unless grower can satisfactorily prove that no crop of any kind was grown on that land at any time during the financial year.
Rate per Hectare (GST Free)
* Cane: annual rates on cane properties are subsidised by Sucrogen. the current subsidy is one third of the annual rates per cane property. For 12/13 the grower rate is $82.23/ha and the miller rate is $40.50/ha.
Open Water - Flow Meters (GST Free)
Open Water - Licence Fees (Incl. GST)
This fee does not include the cost of installation materials.
Open Water - Channel (GST Free)
WATER ALLOCATION HOLDERS (FORMERLY RIPARIAN PUMPERS)
SunWater has delegated the management of water allocation holders, within the Board's authority area, to the Board. Water allocation holders will be charged fees by the Board on behalf of SunWater as and from the 1 July, 2012 for their water allocations at a rate to be advised by SunWater.
DOMESTIC AND INDUSTRIAL
Burdekin Shire Council urban water usage is calculated annually and charged accordingly at the end of the financial year, on receipt of Council's metered bore readings.
For 12/13 the Burdekin Shire Council's allocation is to be 5,000 megalitres; with an annual fixed charge of $29.23 per megalitre (GST free) for usage up to and including the 5,000 ML.
OVER ENTITLEMENT (EXCESS) AND COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRICAL USAGE USAGE
For usage in excess of the 5,000 Ml/annum, the charge is to include components towards headworks upgrading and purchase of allocation as follows;
Headworks upgrading = $16.45/Ml
Purchase of allocation = $48.78/Ml
Annual Fixed Charge = $16.23/Ml
Total = $81.46/Ml
NON COMMERCIAL ENTITIES
For 12/13, this charge includes a one off licence fee of $110 (incl. GST) and an annual usage charge of $300. Each application is to be considered on its merits.
RITA ISLAND STOCK & GARDEN SUPPLY
One off licence fee = $500 (GST incl.)
EQUIPMENT HIRE (Incl. GST)
Excavator (Ratepayer - 10% discount) - $168.00/hr
Excavator (Non-ratepayer - Flat Rate) - $187.00/hr
OTHER CHARGES (Incl. GST)
Size A3 Black & White = $1.00 per copy
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