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There is potential for new councils to change their names at a later date through a further proclamation under Section 207 of the Local Government Act 1993.
- The New Council Implementation Fund provided up to $5 million to SMRCl to meet the up-front costs of implementation.
- The Stronger Communities Fund provided up to $15 million to each new council to invest in new or improved infrastructure and better services for the community.
Our customer service staff can assist you in each of our offices.
- Customer Service Centre at 81 Commissioner Street COOMA NSW 2630.- Customer Service Centre at 2 Myack Street BERRIDALE NSW 2628- Customer Service Centre at 71 Caveat Street BOMBALA NSW 2632- Customer Service Centre at Shop 2 Razorback Plaza Gippsland Street JINDABYNE NSW 2627
This will include:- Council stories, media releases, advertisements in the local media- Council's weekly communique page in the Monaro Post newspaper- Mayoral Column in the Monaro Post and Bombala Times- Council website and Council's engagement platform, Your Say Snowy Monaro. https://www.yoursaysnowymonaro.com.au/- Community newsletters distributed to every household and through council facilities and buildings- Council's Facebook page. Search for us on Facebook. - Information in customer service centres, libraries, community centres and other community facilities.
-Councils will be required to prepare a new delivery program by 1 July 2018 and this program must cover the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2021. A three-year outlook period will ensure that all councils return to a consistent reporting schedule by July 2021. Councils will be required to review their community strategic plan by 1 July 2018.
For more detailed information, please refer to Taxation Ruling TR 2009/2 Income tax: genuine redundancy payments. The requirements for a genuine redundancy payment are listed from paragraph 10.
• cannot be made redundant as a result of the transfer without their agreement for three years following the merger or boundary alteration;• must continue to be employed under the same terms and conditions unless they voluntarily consent to the alteration of their terms and conditions; and• cannot be transferred to a work base outside the former council’s local government area unless: ›› they give their written consent to the transfer; or ›› the transfer would not cause them to suffer unreasonable hardship because of the distance they would be required to travel to their new work base.
Where designated persons have previously submitted a pecuniary interest return with their formercouncil, this will continue to be valid. However, designated persons should review these to ensurethat the information contained in the pecuniary interest return previously submitted with the formercouncil remains current.
General Managers must consolidate all the pecuniary interest returns previously submittedwith the former councils into a single register.
Staff must submit a pecuniary interest return within three months of becoming a designated person. Administrators must also submit a pecuniary interest return within three months of their appointment.
Requests to extend this time will be considered on a case by case basis. Generally, extensions would be provided to assist councils who run into unexpected issues that delay implementation.
Discounted registration fees apply to desexed cats or dogs. Having your cat or dog desexed prior to registration helps to reduce straying, fighting and aggression and antisocial behaviour, such as spraying to mark territory. It also helps to reduce the number of unwanted pets born each year.
Registration fees are used by councils for providing animal management related services to the community. These may include ranger services, pound facilities, dog refuse bins, educational and other companion animal-related activities.
Registration fees – current until December 31st 2015
Undesexed (“entire”) $192.00Desexed $52.00Undesexed animal kept by recognised breeder for breeding purposes $52.00Desexed animal owned by pensioner $21.00
Some lifetime registrations do not carry a feeWorking dogs no feeAssistance animals no fee
1st Instalment due: 31 August2nd Instalment due: 30 November3rd Instalment due: 28 February4th (Final) Instalment due: 31 May
The LPI Division of the Department of Lands (formerly known as the NSW Valuer General's Office) determines the value to be used by Council for rating purposes and supplies updates during the year.
Contact Land and Property Information - call 1300 052 637 or visit www.lpi.nsw.gov.au
The ad valorem charge differs for the residential/farmland and business/mining categories and is levied on the unimproved land value of a property, as determined by Land and Property Information (LPI).
The LPI can be contacted on 1800 110 038 for any queries relating to land values.
RESIDENTIAL - principle or primary use as residential accommodationRURAL RESIDENTIAL - contains a dwelling and the land area is between 2 and 40 hectaresBUSINESS - where the principle use is for commercial or industrial use, or cannot be categorised in one of the other categoriesFARMLAND - primary use is for the business of farmingMINING - where the owner has rights to mine coal or metals from land
If you have changed the use of your property, you need to notify us within 30 days.
The new category will be effective from the date declared in writing by us (generally from the beginning of the next financial year).
Rates in arrears are subject to daily interest in accordance with the provisions of The Local Government Act 1993 - Section 566 at the interest rate approved by the Minister for Local Government.
The interest percentage will be shown on the front of your rate notice.
Rates that remain unpaid may be included in recovery proceedings. Such action may incur recovery costs in addition to interest charges.
You are an eligible pensioner if you are liable to pay the rates and charges on a property, which is your sole or principle residence, and you have a current pensioner concession card issued by Centrelink, or you have a current pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
Glass bottles and jars, including the metal lids.
Aerosols, Aluminium, Steel cans including pet food cans scraped clean where possible, beverage cans, aluminium foil, and foil trays.
Rigid plastic containers from the kitchen, bathroom or laundry (including takeaway containers, disposable and non-disposable plastic cups and plates).
Liquid paperboard such as milk and juice cartons.
If you are out, remember to bring home your cans, foil or trays to recycle at home. Many schools and community organisations such as Scouts groups collect cans as a fundraiser. In 2005, $30.6 million was paid to the community for aluminium cans.
Scrap aluminium can also be recycled. Scrap metal dealers offer payments for larger amounts of aluminium.
Aluminium does not 'degrade' during the recycling process, which means it can be recycled over and over again. Recycling aluminium reduces the need for raw materials and reduces the use of valuable energy resources. For every tonne of aluminium recycled, five tonnes of bauxite are conserved. Aluminium is a valuable material to recycle due to the large amount of energy and resources used in the initial manufacture. Making a can from recycled materials rather than from bauxite saves 95% of the energy. Each single can recycled, saves enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours. This means that recycling one kilogram of aluminium saves 20kg of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.
Any bins that are not presented at the time the collection vehicle drive past your property will have to wait until the next collection day for that area.
A Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar are sent to all residents each year to help keep track of which bin is due to be emptied each week.If you don’t have your calendar, please call your local branch office and ask for your free copy.
To reduce the risk of your bins being stolen or damaged, please put your bins out no earlier than the day before your collection day, and bring them back in as soon as you can after they’ve been emptied.
Bins should arrive within 5 working days.
Bin sizes and annual charge remains the same.