Community Organisations Rate Rebates and Concessions
Council will consider applications from sporting bodies/associations, service clubs, not-for-profit community organisations and registered charities subject to the following criteria:
The organisation must be the owner or lessee of the land and be able to demonstrate that it is legally responsible for payment of the rates levied
The organisation must have no overdue rates and charges
Land or buildings must not be used for commercial enterprises where a development approval is required
No concessions will apply to the Emergency Management Levy, Rural Fire Services Levy, Water Usage, Sewerage or Garbage charges
The application will only be accepted on Council's form "Application Rates and Water Access Concession for Community Organisations". This form must be completed by the applicant in its entirety and must include supporting information sufficient to allow the application to be fully assessed.
The property is not used for residential purposes unless used to short-term accommodation for homeless and at risk persons or an aged care facility
Council will review the rates of concession to apply to eligible organisations prior to the adoption of its annual budget
The property must not be subject to a general rate exclusion, waiver or concession by virtue of a condition contained in a lease of a reserve from Council
The Concession/Rebate will be calculated and applied to each rates notice issue half yearly
If an application is approved, the Concession/Rebate will be applied from the beginning of the current rating period and not retrospectively.