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Differential Rates

General Land         

Characteristics:

General Land is any land which does not have the characteristics of agricultural land, extractive and landfill land or retirement village land.

Objective:

To ensure that all rateable land makes an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council, including the:

  • Construction and maintenance of public infrastructure; and
  • Development and provision of health & community services; and
  • Provision of general support services; and
  • Requirement to ensure that Council has adequate funding to undertake it's strategic, statutory and service provision obligations.

Types and Classes:

Rateable land having the relevant characteristics described above.

Use and Level of General Land:

The general rate will be used to fund some of those items of expenditure described in the Budget adopted by Council.

The level of the general rate is the level which Council considers is necessary to achieve the objectives specified above.

Geographic Location:

Wherever located within the municipal district.

Use of Land:

As permitted under the relevant Planning Scheme.

Planning Scheme Zoning:

The zoning applicable to each rateable land with this category, as determined by consulting maps in the relevant Planning Scheme.

Types of Buildings:

All buildings which are now constructed on the land or which are constructed prior to the expiry of the 2019/20 Financial Year.

Agricultural Land

Agricultural Land is land that is:

  • used for agricultural purposes; and
  • having an area of 2 hectares or more, and is located outside the Urban Growth Boundary.

Objective:

To support and encourage the agricultural use of land in the non-urban areas of the City to achieve the stated purposes of the Urban Growth Boundary being the development of a sustainable and viable agricultural industry; and To ensure that all rateable land makes an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council, including the:

  • Construction and maintenance of public infrastructure; and
  • Development and provision of health & community services; and
  • Provision of general support services; and
  • Requirement to ensure that Council has adequate funding to undertake it.s strategic, statutory and service provision obligations.

Types and Classes:

Rateable land having the relevant characteristics described above.

Use and Level of Agricultural Land:

The differential rate will be used to fund some of those items of expenditure described in the Budget adopted by Council.

The level of the differential rate is the level which Council considers is necessary to achieve the objectives specified above.

Geographic Location:

Wherever located within the municipal district.

Use of Land:

Use consistent with the characteristics set out above.

Planning Scheme Zoning:

The zoning applicable to each rateable land with this category, as determined by consulting maps in the relevant Planning Scheme.

Types of Buildings:

All buildings which are now constructed on the land or which are constructed prior to the expiry of the 2019/20 Financial Year

Extractive and Landfill Land

Characteristics:

Extractive and landfill land is land located outside the Urban Growth Boundary that:

  •  is used for the extraction of natural resources; or
  • was previously used for the extraction of natural resources and is not filled; or
  • is used as an EPA licensed landfill; or
  • is used as a resource recovery centre, recycling depot or transfer station.

Objective:

 

To encourage the early rehabilitation of land having the above characteristics; and to ensure that all rateable land makes an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council, including the:

  • Construction and maintenance of public infrastructure; and
  • Development and provision of health & community services; and
  • Provision of general support services; and
  • Requirement to ensure that Council has adequate funding to undertake it's strategic, statutory and service provision obligations.

Types and Classes:

Rateable land having the relevant characteristics described above.

Use and Level of Extractive Landfill Land Rate:

The differential rate will be used to fund some of those items of expenditure described in the Budget adopted by Council.

The level of the differential rate is the level which Council considers is necessary to achieve the objectives specified above.

Geographic Location:

Wherever located within the municipal district.

Use of Land:

Use consistent with the characteristics set out above.

Planning Scheme Zoning:

The zoning applicable to each rateable land with this category, as determined by consulting maps in the relevant Planning Scheme.

Types of Buildings:

All buildings which are now constructed on the land or which are constructed prior to the expiry of the 2019/2020 Financial Year.

Retirement Village Land

Characteristics:

Retirement Village Land is land that is:-

  • defined under the Retirement Village Act

Objective:

Guidelines issued by the Valuer General have disallowed Valuers from making allowances for the constraints imposed by the operation of the retirement villages act. It is the opinion of Council that this has led to a proportionately higher Statutory Valuation for retirement village dwellings occasioning in an inequitable distribution of the municipal rate burden. A differential rate for retirement village dwellings is recognition of the special nature of this class of land would assist in the equitable distribution of the rate burden.

Types and Classes:

Rateable land having the relevant characteristics described above.

Use and Level of Retirement Village Land:

The differential rate will be used to fund some of those items of expenditure described in the Budget adopted by Council.

The level of the differential rate is the level which Council considers is necessary to achieve the objectives specified above.

Geographic Location:

Wherever located within the municipal district.

Use of Land:

Use consistent with the characteristics set out above.

Planning Scheme Zoning:

The zoning applicable to each rateable land with this category, as determined by consulting maps in the relevant Planning Scheme.

Types of Buildings:

All buildings which are now constructed on the land or which are constructed prior to the expiry of the 2019/20 Financial Year.

 

Residential Heritage Land

Characteristics:

Residential heritage sites:

  • Are protected in the Kingston Planning Scheme by the Heritage Overlay.
  • Can have heritage significance at a local or state level.

Objective:

To support and encourage the retention of heritage listed land; and

To ensure that all rateable land makes an equitable financial contribution to the cost of carrying out the functions of Council, including the:

  • Construction and maintenance of public infrastructure; and
  • Development and provision of health & community services; and
  • Provision of general support services; and
  • Requirement to ensure that Council has adequate funding to undertake it’s strategic, statutory and service provision obligations.

Types and Classes:

Rateable land having the relevant characteristics described above.

Use and Level of Heritage Land:

The differential rate will be used to fund some of those items of expenditure described in the Budget adopted by Council.

The level of the differential rate is the level which Council considers is necessary to achieve the objectives specified above.

Geographic Location:

Wherever located within the municipal district.

Use of Land:

Use consistent with the characteristics set out above.

Planning Scheme Zoning:

The zoning applicable to each rateable land with this category, as determined by consulting maps in the relevant Planning Scheme.

Types of Buildings:

All buildings which are now constructed on the land or which are added to the Kingston Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay during the 2019/20 Financial Year.