Utility and Levy Charges
Water Utility Charges
Water utility charges are determined, collected and used for the purpose of covering the cost of planning, water demand management and constructing water infrastructure (including interest and redemption charges incurred by Council) and the cost of operating, maintaining and managing the water supply system.
The charges apply to all ratepayers who access or may have access to Council’s water supply infrastructure and, with limited exceptions, comprise of:
- An annual access charge
- A charge for each kilolitre consumed which increases for higher levels of consumption.
For Charges please refer to the Revenue Statement 2019/2020.
If you experience a significant increase in water consumption and a higher than normal water bill, you may have an undetected water leak somewhere on your property please refer to the below links:
Sewerage Utility Charges
Sewerage utility charges apply to all properties that are contained either wholly or partly within the declared sewered area or outside the declared sewered area but connected or may be connected to Council’s sewerage system. Revenue from these charges is used for the purpose of covering the cost of planning and constructing sewerage infrastructure (including interest and redemption charges incurred by Council) and the cost of operating, maintaining and managing the sewerage system. The charge is set so as to recover these costs. A charge is applied to each water closet pedestal installed on each property (exceptions apply). Refer to the following documents for more detail:
Waste Collection Charges
The kerbside waste for the Burdekin Shire is either a three-bin Service or a two-bin Service.
The Two-Bin Service consists of a 140 litre kerbside refuse service, or alternatively a 240 litre service (red lid bin) collect weekly and a 240 litre kerbside recycling service (yellow lid bin) collected fortnightly.
The Three-Bin Service is the same as the Two bin service with the addition of a 240 litre kerbside green waste service (lime green lid) collected on alternate fortnights.
Council will charge all residents within the defined service area for waste services. To determine the current fees applicable to the waste services please refer to Council’s Revenue Statement 2019/2020.
State Government Emergency Management Levy
State Legislation requires council to collect funds on its behalf based upon the usage of the land and the service area to which it belongs. Please refer to Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - Emergency Management Levy website for more information.
Environment Separate Charge
Council levies a separate charge on every parcel of rateable land within the Shire to fund projects that have an environmental benefit to the Burdekin community including but not limited to the following environmental improvement and natural resource conservation, preservation or enhancement initiatives. For the 2019/2020 financial year, the amount of the charge shall be $10.00.