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Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan 2018/19 - 2021/22



Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan 2018/19 - 2021/22


Alice Springs Town Council


Alice Springs Town Council municipal plan; Reports; PublicationNT




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Alice Springs (N.T.). Council -- Periodicals; Local government -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs -- Periodicals

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Alice Springs Town Council; Alice Springs Town Council

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Alice Springs


2018/19 - 2021/22

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Alice Springs Town Council

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Financial Hardship of Ratepayer Related to a Residential Property A rate concession on the grounds of financial hardship shall only apply to: (i) A ratepayer (as a natural person) demonstrating financial hardship can apply for a concession to defer the payment of part/all of the rates levied providing that the application is for the ratepayers principal place of residence. Rates deferred, pursuant to section 164 of the Local Government Act, will be recovered at a future time either when the ratepayers circumstances change or when the property is sold. Until paid deferred rates remain a charge against the land. (ii) A concession granted shall not include relief from charges levied against the property for services, including those provided by Council, garbage collection charges, waste management charges etc. (iii) An application for a concession applies for one financial year only, and a new application is required for subsequent years. (iv) An occupier of a residential property may make an application under this section providing the owners consent has been obtained. (v) An application under this section should be made in writing and include a completed Hardship Rate Relief Application form detailing the ratepayers income and expenditure. Public Benefit Concessions (i) Where land would be exempt from rates but for the fact that it is partially used for commercial or other non-exempt purposes, a concession may be allowed under Councils Rates Policy on the following basis. Other applications under this section will only be considered individually by Council. (ii) A ratepayer(s) can apply pursuant to section 167 of the Act for a concession to waive payment of part/all of the rates levied. (iii) Council will consider such applications where satisfactory evidence is provided that the activities undertaken on the property are not-for-profit and that the relief will advance one or more of the following benefits for the general public: a) Securing the proper development of the Councils area. b) Preserving buildings or places of historical interest. c) Protecting the environment. d) Encouraging cultural activities. e) Promoting community health and welfare. f) Encouraging agriculture. Page 14