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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 14 Hansard (Thursday, 8 December 2011) . . Page.. 6095 ..


(2) The estimated revenue to be collected from the 2011 – 12 to 2014 – 15 financial years are as published in the 2011-12 budget papers and indexed by 4% as follows:

2011-12 = $3,883,000.00

2012-13 = $4,038,320.00

2013-14 = $4,199,853.00

2014-15 = $4,367,847.00

The above figures are not listed separately in the budget papers but have been included in the figures under User Charges – Non ACT Government on Page 307 of Budget Paper 4.

(3) The number of (a) residential (b) commercial and (c) rural works that paid a fee for the (i) 2009-10 and 2010-11 financial years was:

2009-10

408 Residential leases and 33 commercial leases; and

2010-11

335 Residential Leases and 24 Commercial leases

This information is only for the residential and commercial works. No rural works were indentified.

(4) Current databases used within the Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate (ESDD) do not allow for the collection of information in regards to the number of works that are exempt from paying a fee as such.

The Rates Act 2004 sets out criteria for the exemption of rates as follows:-

Section 8 Meaning of rateable land

(1) All land in the ACT, including Commonwealth land, is rateable

land, except—

(a) commons, public parks and public reserves not held under

lease or licence; and

(b) sites of cemeteries, public hospitals, benevolent institutions

and buildings used exclusively for public charitable purposes;

and

(c) sites of churches and other buildings used exclusively for

public worship; and

(d) sites of buildings used for free public libraries; and

(e) land leased from the Commonwealth that is occupied by, or

used in connection with, a school; and

(f) Commonwealth land that is not leased and is unoccupied (other

than land that, immediately before becoming unoccupied, was

occupied by a lessee of the Territory or Commonwealth on a

weekly or fortnightly tenancy).

If a lease is exempt from the payment of rates then they are automatically exempt from the payment of Extension of Time Fees for the periods of extension post 31 March 2008.


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