Schedule of Rates and Charges
Council Rates Notices are levied half yearly. Separate Water Consumption Notices will be issued quarterly for the majority of non-residential customers and half yearly for the majority of residential customers.
Property owners should expect to receive their half yearly Rates Notices in August and February and will be provided 31 days from the date of issue to pay their rates.
Residential property owners should expect to receive their half yearly Water Consumption Notices in July and January and will be provided 31 days from the date of issue to pay their notices.
Non-Residential property owners should expect to receive their quarterly Water Consumption Notices in July, November, January and April and will be provided 31 days from the date of issue to pay their notices.
Specific information on rates and charges can be viewed in the following Council documents:
- Revenue Statement 2018/2019
- Budget Summary Brochure 2018/2019
- Water Charges Fact Sheet 2018/2019
- Water Charges Remission Policy
Supplementary notices may be issued to property owners at any time during the year.
Proposed Rates Notice Issue and Due Dates for 2018/2019
First Levy (Period 1 July, 2018 to 31 December, 2018)
Issue Date: 10 September, 2018
Due Date: 11 October, 2018
Second Levy (Period 1 January, 2019 to 30 June, 2019)
Water Consumption Notice Q1 Non-Residential (Period 1 July 2018 to 30 September 2018)
Water Consumption Notice Q2 Non-Residential (Period 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018)
Water Consumption Notice 1st Half Year Residential (Period 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018)
Estimated Issue Date: February, 2019
Estimated Due Date: March, 2019
Council Rate Notices - Important Changes
Council wish to advise that changes have been made to the Mount Isa City Council Rate Notices.
Ratepayers will notice changes in the Rates Notices issued for the rating period commencing 01/07/2018. Rate Notices will be one (1) page only, printed on the front and back.
Water charges will now display the size of your meter as the access charge.
Council Tip Tokens
Where can I find my Council Tip Tokens?
Council issued Tip Tokens are located on the back of the Rates Notice, below the Important Information section.
Water Charges & Information
Mount Isa City Council has introduced a simplified water charging methodology in line with best practice and State Government requirements.
From 1 July 2018 water charges are made up of two parts:
• Water Access Charge that appears on your rate notices half yearly; and
• A Consumption Charge that is provided on a separate water consumption notice issued either quarterly or half-yearly, and is based on the amount of water you use.
For all the properties not listed elsewhere and unless a concession applies, the annual water access charge for residential and non-residential properties within the City of Mount Isa declared water service area shall be charged according to the table below for the 2018-2019 financial year:
Water Consumption for domestic and commercial property within the City of Mount Isa declared water service area shall be charges according to the table below for the 2018/19 financial year:
For further information regarding Council's simplified water charging method please refer to Council's Water Charges.
Water Leaks that occur from water pipes and fittings on your side of the water meter are the responsibility of the Property Owner. One of the easiest ways to check to see whether you have a leak is by taking a water meter reading before leaving the house for a couple of hours, and taking another reading on your return.
When performing this test ensure you do not have the dishwasher, washing machine, watering system or evaporative air conditioning in use as these are using water and will be recorded through the meter.
On returning home the meter reading should not have changed. If the meter reading has increased (and you are certain that no water was used whilst absent) then this may be a sign that there is an internal leak and you should contact a licensed plumber as soon as possible. Any internal leaks and associated costs are the responsibility of the property owner. Council recognises concealed leaks can result in significant financial cost to the Ratepayer, for further details on the concessions available and eligibility criteria please refer to Councils Water Charges Remission Policy.
Faulty Water Meters
If you believe that your meter is reading inaccurately an accuracy test can be conducted. Please complete the Application for Water Meter Accuracy Test 2018/2019 and submit your application to Council with the applicable fee. Refer to Councils Register of Cost Recovery Fees 2018/2019 for applicable charges.
Internal Test: Domestic 20mm size meters are tested on site by a certified Council plumber.
20mm to 150mm meters
External Test: Domestic & Commercial sized meters are removed, sent away and tested by an independent body.
If your meter is to be found outside of the Australian Water Meter Standards, the following will occur:
- Your application fee will be refunded
- Council will review your Water Notice/consumption charge and adjustments will be made accordingly.
If your meter is to be found within the Australian Water Meter Standards, the following will occur:
- A final invoice will be issued covering any additional costs relating to
- Water meter replacement
- Council labour and equipment
- Your Water Notice will still stand
Please contact Council if you require further assistance with lodging your application.
Charging Water to Tenants in Residential Properties
Water Notices are issued to the owner of the property, tenants will not be billed directly by Mount Isa City Council.
Council cannot offer any advice regarding charging water to tenants, please contact your managing agent or visit the Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) Website for further information.
Please note: State Bulk Water is not applicable to Mount Isa City Council.
|Charge applied to each parcel of land in the sewer area that has the potential to be connected to the sewer scheme, whether connected or not.|
|Sewer Connection Charge||Charge applied to a single unit dwelling, each unit of a multi-unit dwelling, each room in workers accommodation, each pedestal in a hospital and the first pedestal at all other connected allotments.|
|Sewer Additional Pedestal Charge|| |
After the Sewerage Connected Charge, the charge applied to each additional non-residential pedestal (including urinal cistern) that is connected to the sewer scheme.
|Sewer Charges||Mount Isa Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2018/2019||Camooweal Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2018/2019|
|Sewer Access Charge||$622.00||$179.00|
|Sewer Connection Charge||$622.00||$179.00|
|Sewer Additional Pedestal Charge||$534.00||$160.00|
Residential Cleansing Charges
|Garbage Charge – Mount Isa|| |
Charge applied for the removal and disposal of one (1) 240 litre (maximum) capacity refuse bin twice per week, or such other quantities as maybe determined by Council to a single unit dwelling, each unit of a multi-unit dwelling or group title lots and other installations as determined by Council.
|Garbage Charge – Camooweal||Charge applied for the removal and disposal of one (1) 240 litre (maximum) capacity refuse bin once per week, or such other quantities as maybe determined by Council to a single unit dwelling, each unit of a multi-unit dwelling or group title lots and other installations as determined by Council.|
|Residential Cleansing Charges|| |
Mount Isa Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2018/2019
|Camooweal Rate per Unit, Charge or Service 2017/2018|
|Garbage Service|| |
Commercial Cleansing Charges
Refer to Council's Revenue Statement 2018/2019 for Commercial Cleansing Fees and Charges for the 2018/2019 Financial Year.
Separate Rates and Charges
In accordance with Section 94 (b)(i) of the Local Government Act 2009 Council will make and levy a separate charge for the Financial Year 2018/2019 on all assessments. This will be described as an Environment Charge.
The Environment Charge will allow Council to fund a range of strategic environmental management initiatives, including rehabilitation across the region. The amount of the separate charge will be $55.00 per annum.
Change of Ownership Charge
Change of Ownership Charge of $54.00 will be issued to the new owner of a property upon receipt of a property transfer.
Overdue Rates and Charges
All Council issued Rate Notices, Water Notices and Supplementary Notices have a due date clearly stated.
You have 31 days from the date of Issue to pay in full. Failure to do so will result in compound interest at a rate of 11% per annum calculated daily being charged on all overdue amounts.
If you are unable to pay in full by the due date, please contact Council to discuss a payment commitment. All Payment Commitment Applications must be submitted in writing to Council.
Failure to enter into and comply with an approved payment commitment may result in debt recovery action.
All debt recovery costs are legally recoverable from the Property Owner.