Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

Urban stormwater charges

As provided in Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993, Council introduced a stormwater charge in 2007 – 2008. A further review of charges for commercial properties was undertaken in 2008 – 2009. The charge applies to all developed lots that benefit from Council’s stormwater system, whether built or natural, with expenditure of the funds collected recorded and reported annually.

The funds are used to improve the performance of Council’s stormwater management services by upgrading and providing infrastructure to:

  • Reduce stormwater inundation on private property
  • Improve stormwater quality discharge points into waterways
  • Implement methods of stormwater harvest and reuse on public land.

The State Government caps the charges for all properties and the proposed charges are either at or below the cap levels. The proposed charges remain unchanged.

The charges for chargeable lots in 2020-2021 are:

Land Use Amount Charged $
Residential $25.00
Residential Strata $12.50
Commercial (up to 1,200 square metres) $25.00
Commercial (in excess of 1,200 but not exceeding 3,000 square metres $100.00
Commercial (in excess of 3,000 square metres) $200.00
Commercial Strata $5.00

Total estimates income for Urban Stormwater Management Charge in 2020-2021 is $296,000

For more detail on the rates and charges, please view the Revenue Policy (Section 3 of the Delivery Program/Operational Plan). read more...


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