2016/2017 General Rates
|Category||Sub-Category||Ad Valorem||Min. Charge||Base Charge|
|Business||Sutton & Gundaroo||0.0018148||$344.50|
|Business||Yass & Other villages||0.0095791||$534.90|
|Sewerage (Business)||$640 min*
*Determined by Water Usage
|Waste Management Charge||$92|
|On Site Sewage Management||$30|
|Water (Murrumbateman Only)||$345|
New fee structure for On Site Sewage Management Systems
(septic tanks, aerated waste treatment system, composting toilets etc)
The Approval to Operate an on-site sewage management system (OSSMS) fee structure has been changed to reflect a less complicated system (for residents) and more efficient system (for staff). The previous system relied on residents booking an inspection with Council, which cost $185.
The "Approval to Operate" fee has been reduced from $55 to $30, with the charge becoming an annual fee for all properties that have an OSSMS. Inspections of the over 4,000 OSSM systems across Yass Valley will be built into this new fee structure with property owners only charged an inspection fee ($155) if a Notice or Order needs to be issued for poorly maintained or polluting systems.
This fee is applicable regardless of the arrangements you have in place with any maintenance contractor for your system. The fee paid to Council is for the licence to operate, while the fee paid to your contractor is for the maintenance of your system. Your maintenance contractor cannot give you an approval to operate as this is a regulatory function of Council under the Local Government Act 1993. There is no provision under s68 Local Government Act 1993 to delegate the approval to operate to an external organisation or person to self-certify their work.
For all enquiries about OSSM systems, contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer on 6226 1477.