owning property and/or commercial enterprises within Shire of Mundaring is
required to pay rates. Rates are necessary for the Shire to provide facilities
and services to the community. Services provided to ratepayers include
libraries, recreation and sporting facilities, road upgrades, environmental
management, community safety, and waste collection facilities.
rates vary between properties
rate charged varies in line with the value of a property - the higher the value
of the property, the higher the rates. Values are assessed on the basis of the
annual rental income potential (Gross Rental Value-GRV) of each residence which
is reviewed every three years by the Valuer General's Office, or on the
Unimproved Value (UV) of the land (reviewed annually).
Shire may be required to issue interim rates during the course of a financial
year for various reasons. Some of the main reasons include:
- completion of a new building or structure
- alteration, addition or demolition of an existing building or structure
- variation to land due to amalgamation subdivision or strata title
- an error in valuation or rating of a property
- subsequent revaluation of a property.
Emergency Services Levy is a State Government charge applicable to all
properties in WA, which is invoiced and collected by local governments on behalf
of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). The ESL provides the
majority of funding required for Career and Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service
Brigades, DFES Multi-function Brigades/Units, Bush Fire Brigades, State
Emergency Service Units. The amount of ESL to be collected, and the applicable
rates and charging parameters, are declared annually by the Minister for
Emergency Services. For more information please refer to www.dfes.gov.au
or free- call 1300 136 099.
Standard Rubbish Service is one fee which covers costs for a standard green bin,
a recycling bin, a waste transfer station fee and bulk verge rubbish collection.
The service has been listed as one fee to simplify waste charges and is
reflective of full cost recovery. Residents without a waste bin service have
different arrangements in place. Waste charges do not qualify for the State
Government rebate. For more information please contact Infrastructure Services
on 9290 6666 (select option two).
accordance with section 6.51 of the Local Government Act 1995, penalty interest
will be charged at a rate of 11% per annum on overdue amounts and will be
applied in the following manner:
option – interest will
begin to accrue on Rates and/or Charges that remain unpaid after the due
option – interest will
begin to accrue daily on any instalment payment that remains unpaid after the
due date of the instalment, and will accrue until the instalment is
Arrears – interest shall
begin to accrue at 1 July on all Rates and/or