The Burdekin Shire Council’s Schedule of Council Rates and Charges can be viewed using the link below.
Burdekin Shire Council provides essential services to the community such as water and waste infrastructure, waste disposal, roads, parks and gardens.
Other services include community, sporting and recreation, environmental planning, public health, environmental protection and waste collection, treatment and disposal.
The rates you pay allow council to fund these services.
Properties in the Burdekin are rated yearly and charges are based on property value and the services provided. i.e. garbage, sewerage, water etc.
The rating year is calculated from 1st July to 30th June the following year. Annual rate notices are sent out soon after 1st July with payment due within 30 days.
Rates and Charges
Rates and Charges for the 2018-2019 financial year are as follows:
Differential General Rates:
|Category||Rate (cents) in the dollar ($)||Minimum General Rate ($)|
|A – Residential||1.478||$1,058|
|A1 – Rural Residential||1.436||$1,058|
|B – Commercial and Industrial||1.616||$1,079|
|B1 – Shopping Centre||2.508||$31,120|
|C – Grazing and Livestock||2.521||$1,079|
|D – Sugar Cane||3.984||$1,079|
|E – Rural (Other) less than 20 hectares||2.228||$1,079|
|E1 – Rural (Other) 20 hectares or more||3.984||$1,079|
|F – Sugar Milling||27.978||$155,600|
|G1 – Water (less than 10 hectares)||20.741||$1,079|
|G2 – Water (10 hectares or more)||69.271||$5,012|
|H1 – Solar Farms (40MW-100MW)||3.000||$40,000|
|H2 – Solar Farms (101MW-250MW)||3.000||$70,000|
|H3 – Solar Farms (>250MW)||3.000||$90,000|
|H4 – Electricity and Telecommunications Infrastructure||3.000||$1,587|
|I – Other||1.478||$1,058|
|140L Rural Residential 2 Bin Service||$406|
|240L Rural Residential 2 Bin Service||$512|
|140L Residential 3 Bin Service||$463|
|240L Residential 3 Bin Service||$569|
|240L Commercial 2 Bin Service||$448|
|240L Commercial 3 Bin Service||$505|
|140L Multiple Residential 2 Bin Service||$406|
|240L Multiple Residential 2 Bin Service||$512|
|Additional 140L Residential Refuse Bin||$332|
|Additional 240L Residential Refuse Bin||$438|
|Additional 240L Commercial Refuse Bin||$351|
|Additional Residential Recycle Bin||$74|
|Additional Commercial Recycle Bin||$97|
|Additional Green Waste Bin||$57|
|Payable where a property is connected, or is capable of being connected to the sewerage system.||$540|
Water Access Charge:
|Payable where a property is connected, or is capable of being connected to the main water supply.||$451|
Water Consumption Charges:
|1st Tier||0 – 1,000 kL per year||$0.25 / kL|
|2nd Tier||Over 1,000 kL per year||$1.25 / kL|
|Water meters are read twice per year in October/November (half-year reading) and May/June (end of year reading).|
End of year consumption charges are levied and included with the annual rate notice.
Half year consumption charges are levied and issued in December/January.
Environment Separate Charge:
|Funding for environment improvement and natural resource conservation initiatives.||$10|
Waste Access Charge:
|Payable where a property is without an existing refuse service for access to free sorted domestic dumping|
at Landfill and Transfer Stations.
Waste Legacy Landfill Charge:
|Payable on each rateable land in the Shire to fund expenditure and projects that assist in remediating or reducing|
the environmental and human health risks associated with former landfill sites located in the Shire.
Rural Fire Brigade Special Charges:
|Levied on all rateable land within the defined Brigade area.|
|Mount Kelly Rural Fire Brigade||$15|
|Scott Rural Fire Brigade||$50|
Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy:
|This is a State Government charge and Council acts as a collection agent only.|