About Your Rates
The District Council of Orroroo Carrieton collect annual rates for the many services provided to the community.
These services include waste management including an annual hard rubbish collection, weekly household pickup, recycling of toners and cartridges, DrumMuster, mobile phone recycling and access to refuse.
Other services include building & maintaining roads, maintaining and managing parks & gardens, providing native trees free of charge to the community through Trees for Life, maintaining and managing playgrounds and sporting facilities, tourist attractions, footpaths and street lighting, cemeteries, public conveniences, public swimming pools, memorial halls, regulatory planning & development control, immunisation program, tourism information, car parking, environmental health matters, heritage preservation, traffic control, war memorial maintenance, and animal management programs.
In conjunction with the Orroroo Area School the Council also helps fund the community / school library. Australia Day Citizens of the Year ceremonies are also organised by the Council in conjunction with the Orroroo Lions Club and an Australia Day breakfast is held at the Lions Park every Australia Day. The Council also publishes and distributes a monthly local newspaper, the "Goyders Line Gazette".
Council rates are determined by the Council through the annual budget process. The method in which Council determines it's rates is described in the Rating Strategy within the Annual Plan.
Annual Council rates are applied to each assessment. A fixed charge and a 'rate in the dollar' amount calculated against the capital property value are charged. Council also sets an annual service fee (where applicable) for weekly roadside waste collection.
Primary producers are able to apply as a Single Farm Enterprise which allows for only one fixed charge to be applied.
Property owners are also able to apply for pensioner concessions through either SA Water or Revenue SA. Application forms are available at the Council Office or from either Department. Concessions are also available directly from the Department for Families and Communities (DFC) who can be contacted at http://www.dfc.sa.gov.au/financial
The Local Government Association of South Australia produces fact sheets about Council rates and services. To view these fact sheets, visit the LGA'S Web Site http://www.lga.sa.gov.au/goto/rates.
NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (NRM) LEVY
Councils are required, by the State Government, to collect an amount specified as either the Northern & Yorke NRM Levy on all rateable properties within the District Council of Orroroo Carrieton Council boundaries. Collection occurs on behalf of the State Government via the Northern & Yorke NRM Board, which uses the funds to manage natural resources. Any queries relating to the NRM Levy should be directed to: