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How Rates are Calculated

Council rates are calculated on property values as provided to the Council by the Valuer General's Office. Each year usually in July Council declares a rate-in-the-dollar, which is applied to all district properties. This declaration appears in the 'Port Lincoln Times' publication and the Government Gazette. The District Council of Kimba uses site value as the basis for valuing land within the Council area.

Council determines two differential general rates - one for the township and another for all other land. The amount of rates payable is determined by multiplying the relevant rate in the dollar by the site value of the property.

The rate in the dollar for 2020/21 is:

  • 3.802 cents for township
  • 0.5087 cents for all other land
  • 18.50 cents commercial bulk handling zone

Other charges are:

  • $250 Community wastewater management systems occupied & vacant allotments
  • $185 Waste Management fee, all township properties
  • $79.15 Regional Landscape Levy for residential properties
  • $158.30 Regional Landscape Levy for primary producers
  • $118.72 Regional Landscape Levy for commercial properties

A minimum rate is also set by the Council in its Rates Declaration. For the 2020/21 year, the minimum rate was $300 per property.