Current Fees & Charges
Recovery of Rates & Arrangements for Payments
 Pensioners
Interest Information
Water & Sewerage Supplies
Land Valuation System

 

Current Fees & Charges

To view a copy of Council's Fees and Charges for 2017/2018 click on the below link.

pdf_logo  Fees and Charges for 2017/2018                               323 KB

Recovery of Rates & Arrangements for Payments

Payment Obligations

Council is legally bound, and in fairness to all ratepayers must ensure that it recovers all outstanding debts. Ratepayers who have amounts outstanding and do not make mutually agreeable arrangements for payment will be subject to recovery action when warranted.

If you are genuinely unable to pay your rates the onus is on yourself to contact Council and enter into a mutually acceptable arrangement for payment. Please do this prior to the due date so any unnecessary embarrassment and costs can be avoided.

Council staff will endeavour to assist you in any way possible so if you have any enquiries please contact Council's Rates Officer.

Pensioners

The Pensioner Consession card now forms the basis upon which rates rebates will be granted to eligible pensioners.

Pensioners who have previously given Council authority to determine eligibility from information obtained from the Department of Social Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs will note that their current rate notice has been issued showing the reduced pensioner amount payable after the eligibility has been confirmed by the relevant department.

Pensioners eligible to receive the pension rebate for the current financial year and have not received a reduction on their rate notice are asked to contact Council so the necessary Statutory Declaration form can be completed. Council staff will gladly assist you fill in the application, but please be certain to produce your new Pensioner Concession card when the application form is being completed.

Pensioners who become eligible after the date of service of the rate notice are entitled to a reduction, proportionate to the number of whole quarterly periods remaining in the rating year. Council staff will endeavour to assist you in any way possible so if you have any enquiries please contact Council's Rates Officer.

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Interest Information

Interest is charged on a daily basis, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993. The interest rate for the current period will be 8% per annum.

Council staff will endeavour to assist you in any way possible so if you have any enquiries please contact Council's Rates Officer.

Water & Sewerage Supplies

All filtered water supplied by Council is charged at a per kilolitre rate plus an annual access fee depending on water meter size service.  The current water supply user and access charges for Cobar, Nymagee, Euabalong, Euabalong West and Mount Hope are detailed in Council's Fees and Charges document.

The access fee will be charged on your annual rate notice.  Water meters will be read quarterly and consumption accounts will be issued every three (3) months.  Clear access and protection against damage of your meter/s is your responsibility.  Council should have unobstructed access to meters at all times.

Cobar's sewerage access fees are also detailed in Council's Fees and Charges document.

Land Valuation System

The Valuer General is an independent statutory officer appointed by the Governor of NSW to oversee the valuation system.

The Valuer General sets the standards for the provision of a world class valuation system and ensures it meets the needs of our community which includes landowners, members of the public, ratepayers, land tax clients and state and local government.

The Valuer General is responsible for:

  • the provision of fair, accurate and consistent land values for rating and taxing purposes;
  • the determination of compensation following the compulsory acquisition of land; and
  • the provision of specialist valuation and property advice to government. 

Visit the NSW Government's Land & Property Information website to view a variety of publications including guides, newsletters and fact sheets associated with the issue of Notices of Valuation.

Alternatively if you wish to view the current 2017 newsletter from the NSW Valuer General please click here.