Please check the following information on the garbage collection schedule over the Easter period.

Jundah and Stonehenge

Due to the public holidays on the 18th  & 25th  April (both Fridays) the normal rubbish run for these towns will have to be done on the Thursday on both of these weeks (17th  & 24th April)

Windorah

Windorah residents are advised that their standard rubbish run every Thursday will not be affected.

Barcoo Shire Council

NOTICE TO RATEPAYERS

 

All property owners in the Shire of Barcoo are advised that Rate Notices for the current half year were issued on Friday 14th March 2014.

Notices have been issued to the last advised address on Council records and it is the responsibility of the owner to advise of any change of address in writing.

If any owner does not receive their Rate Notice could they contact the Council Office, 6 Perkins Street, Jundah on 07 46586900 as soon as possible.

Payment is required within the specified discount period. Under no circumstances will discount be allowed on payments received after the final date for discount shown on the Rate Notice, namely 4.45pm on Tuesday 13th May 2014.

 

ROBERT O’BRIEN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER                                                                                                                                          

PO BOX 14

JUNDAH QLD 4736

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

SPECIAL MEETING DATES

NOTICE is hereby given that there will be 2 special meetings held on Thursday, 6 March 2014 at the Council Chambers, Jundah.

The first meeting being for Financial Matters will Commence at 10:30am, and the second meeting being a Wild Dog Meeting, Commencing at 1:30pm

Robert O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

State Emergency Management Levy incorporated in 2013-14 rates notice.

From 1st January 2014 the State Government is increasing and broadening the coverage of the Urban Fire Levy (UFL) to insure a sustainable funding base for emergency services recognising that all Queenslanders are at risk from possible floods, cyclones, storms fire and accidents. Previously rural residents were not levied. The levy will be known as the Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue Levy (EMFRL) and will be applied to all prescribed properties, i.e. every property within Queensland that is a “prescribed property” within the Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990, attracts the EMFRL.

As a Local Government, Barcoo Shire Council has a legal obligation under the Fire and Rescue Service Regulation 2011 to collect annual Emergency Management, Fire and Rescue (EMFR) levies on behalf of the Queensland Government.

The establishment of the new ‘E Class’ levy has 16 groups on which properties are levied. However Barcoo shire only has properties to group 10. The Fire and Rescue Service Regulation 2011 which introduces the ’E Class’ levy has recently been revised to cap the ’E Class’ levy at a Group 6. ($657.80 for the period 1st January to 30th June 2014)

GROUP

EXAMPLES

CLASS E

ANNUAL LEVY

CLASS E

1/1/2014 TO 30/6/2014

1

Vacant   Lot

$22.80

$11.40

2

House,   Rural Farm

$90.20

$45.10

3

Church,   Hall, Library

$220.40

$110.20

4

Hotel,   Motel < than 2 levels

$444.80

$222.40

5

Airfield,   Showgrounds, Racecourse

$731.00

$365.50

6

Industry-light,   service or offensive ( gross floor area of 2001-3000m2)

$1315.60

$657.80

7

Hospital   < 50 beds

$1315.60

$657.80

8

Industry   – extractive (10001-15000m2)

$1315.60

$657.80

9

Hotel   5-6 levels

$1315.60

$657.80

10

Industry   –heavy (gross floor area of 3001-7500m2)

$1315.60

$657.80

Barcoo Shire Council ratepayers will see the EMFR levy incorporated in their 2013-14 rates notice. The levy will be shown as State Government Emergency Service Levy and will appear on all future rates notices.

A full list of 2013-2014 levy amounts are contained in the Fire and Rescue Service Regulation 2011.For more information or assistance with your rates notice, contact Council on 07 46586900.

For more information on State Fire Levy visit Website www.fire.qld.gov.au

Robert O’Brien

Chief Executive Officer