BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

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10.  Petitions

10.1   Non-chemical means of weed control in Byron Shire

Attachment 1... Excerpt of S2016/2561 petition requesting non-chemical means of weed control in Byron Shire................................................................................................ 2       

 

13.  Staff Reports

Corporate and Community Services

13.1   Public Exhibition - Draft 2016/17 Operational Plan, including Statement of Revenue Policy

Attachment 1... Draft 2016-2017 Operational Plan and Budget......................................... 3

Attachment 2... Draft Fees and Charges 2016-2017........................................................ 59

Attachment 3... Draft 2016/2017 Budget Estimates (detailed)........................................ 176

13.3   Lone Goat Gallery Strategic Plan

Attachment 1... Lone Goat Gallery Strategic Plan 2016-2019........................................ 242

13.4   Draft Safer Community Compact 2016-2019

Attachment 1... Draft Safer Community Compact 2016-2019....................................... 283

Sustainable Environment and Economy

13.7   Economic Development Strategy - Enterprising Byron 2025

Attachment 1... Enterprising Byron 2025 draft for further consultation.......................... 329        

14.  Reports of Committees    

Infrastructure Services

14.1   Report of the Local Traffic Committee Meeting held on 6 April 2016

Attachment 1... Minutes Local Traffic Committee Meeting 6 April 2016........................ 349    

15.  Questions With Notice

15.1   Herbicide Use - Remainder of Answers to QWN

Attachment 1... Chemical Application Records Sheets.................................................. 373

Attachment 2... Public Authorities Pesticide Record Keeping Industry Guidelines........ 378   

 


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Byron Shire Council
2016-2017 Operational Plan

 


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In person:                       70-90 Station Street, Mullumbimby NSW

Postal Address:                 PO Box 219 Mullumbimby NSW 2482

Office Hours:                   9.00am to 4.00pm Mon-Fri

Switchboard:                    8.30am to 4.30pm Mon-Fri

Phone:                           02 6626 7000

Fax:                               02 6684 3018

Email:                             council@byron.nsw.gov.au

Web:                             www.byron.nsw.gov.au

Emergency After Hours       02 6622 7022


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

Message from the Mayor. 4

Introduction. 5

Community Vision. 6

Community Strategic Plan – Strategies and Outcomes. 7

Key Capital Works Highlights. 8

2016-2017 Operational Plan. 9

Infrastructure Services. 9

Sustainable Environment and Economy. 20

Organisation Development. 24

Corporate and Community Services. 26

2016-2017 Budget. 31

2016-2017 Statement of Revenue Policy. 33

Rating Statement. 33

Statement of Ordinary Rates to be Levied. 35

Statement of Charges to be Levied. 38

Borrowings. 50

2016-2017 Fees and Charges. 51

Appendix 1. 52

CSP, Delivery and Operational Plan Linkages. 52


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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR

TO BE PROVIDED PRIOR TO PUBLIC EXHIBITION

 

 


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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Byron Shire Council’s Operational Plan 2016 - 2017.

 

The Operational Plan 2015 - 2016 is one part of the suite of Byron Shire Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting documents. These documents are linked together by a matrix of actions that details how the community’s long term aspirations and outcomes will be achieved.

 

Long Term          Byron Shire Council Community Strategic Plan 2022

(10 years)            Developed in consultation with the Byron Shire community, the long term community aspirations for the future direction of Byron Shire have been captured as Community Outcomes within the Community Strategic Plan (CSP). Long Term Strategies have been included and they outline how the Community Outcomes will be achieved.

 

Medium Term         Delivery Program

(4 years)              The four year program details the Key Activities that Council will undertake in order to work towards achieving the Community Outcomes of the CSP.

 

Short Term         Operational Plan

(annual)               The Operational Plan lists actions Council will undertake in the coming 12 month period. The Operational Plan also includes the Statement of Revenue Policy (the annual budget and fees and charges).

 

In addition, this suite of documents is underpinned by Council’s Resourcing Strategy which consists of a Long Term Financial Plan, Asset Management Plan and Workforce Plan. These documents outline how Council has considered, in the medium to long term, the Shire’s finances, assets and workforce to achieve the Community Strategic Plan outcomes.

 

Byron Shire Council’s Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework is captured in the diagram below:

 

Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework

 

4 years

4 years

Byron Shire Council’s integrated planning documents are built around five key themes - Corporate Management, Economy, Society and Culture, Environment, and Community Infrastructure. 

 

Each key theme contains several outcomes which are all underpinned with 17 strategies.

 

The Operational Plan details the actions Council will undertake during 2016-2017 to deliver on the long term strategies contained in the Community Strategic Plan.


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COMMUNITY VISION

The community’s vision is linking together our people, our place and our purpose - it’s about the future of our whole community. 

 

The community’s vision is captured in the 10-year Community Strategic Plan developed collaboratively between the community and Council in 2012.

 

The vision defines a sustainable direction for our Shire, and sets out the strategic direction for our future. 

 

 

Reserved: Our Vision

Culturally rich and thriving communities living in harmony, responding positively to the challenges of our world, and leading by example.
Reserved: Our Mission

Byron Shire working for a better future
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN – STRATEGIES AND OUTCOMES

 

 

 

 

CM1   Effective governance, business, project and financial management

CM2   Informed and engaged community

CM3   Effective partnerships with all levels of government

CM4   Community compliance with statutory requirements

 

 

 

 

EC1     A diverse economic base and support for local businesses

EC2     A sustainable tourism industry that respects and promotes our natural environment and community values

EC3     The development of a diverse range of arts and creative industries

 

 

 

 

SC1        Support communities to achieve equitable access to an appropriate range and level of whole of life services such as healthcare, education and housing

SC2        Achieve active participation in local and regional community life

SC3        Respect and understanding of Aboriginal heritage and wider cultural diversity

                                                                 

 

 

 

EN1     Protect and enhance the natural environment

EN2     Sustainable towns, villages and rural settlements that:

a)      respect our natural environment

b)     create an inclusive social environment and

c)      integrate harmoniously with the character of local areas.

EN3     A low carbon community that integrates:

a)      food security

b)     renewable energy

c)      climate change

d)     non-renewable resource constraints, including peak oil and

e)     economic and social prosperity and resilience

 

 

 

 

CI1      Planning for the future

CI2      Provision of essential services

CI3      Renew and maintain existing infrastructure

C14     Develop new infrastructure


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KEY CAPITAL WORKS HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

 


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2016-2017 OPERATIONAL PLAN

 

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Responsible Executive: Director Infrastructure Services

 

Total Budget:

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue1

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure2

$42,571,300

$16,676,000

$57,493,500

$41,634,800

1.     Capital Revenue excludes transfers from Reserves.

2.     Capital Expenditure excludes loan principle repayments and transfers to Reserves.

 

 

Supervision and Administration

Responsible Officer: Director Infrastructure Services

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$0

$0

$178,400

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

1

Deliver the Operating Maintenance and Capital Works Programs

Complete Works

90%

51

 

 

Asset Management Planning

Responsible Officer: Manager Major Projects and Asset Management

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$0

$0

$121,200

$210,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality:  Various

 

Tyagarah Airfield Development and Subdivision

50,000

Lot 22 Mullumbimby South Development

50,000

Depot Relocation

10,000

Surplus Property Sales

100,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

2

Prepare infrastructure reports for the Financial Statements and NSW Fit for Future program

Reports to Government including the Special Schedule 7 report

Completed on time

10, 24, 51

3

Develop levels of service for infrastructure to support investment.

Adopted levels of service

Mar-17

24, 51, 52

4

Progress the outcomes of Asset Management Audits to improve performance.

Scheduled audit outcomes completed

Jun-17

24, 51, 52

5

Improve the level and integration of asset information to better assist decision making and focus infrastructure investment.

Independently audited databases and systems are assessed as satisfactory.

Jun-17

24, 51

6

Revalue water and sewer assets in accordance with the Local Government Accounting Code

Valuations completed

Jun-17

10, 24, 51

7

Creatively develop new and revised funding strategies for better community outcomes.

Development charging plans continue to reflect community priorities

Jun-17

24, 51

8

Actively work with government and industry leaders to improve asset management performance.

Report local, state and federal asset benchmark data within legislative timeframes, 100%

On time

10, 16, 18

9

Engage with the community on the challenges of asset management

Community Infrastructure Advisory Committee meetings held quarterly.

Jun-17

24,51,52

 

 

Projects and Commercial Development

Responsible Officer: Manager Major Projects and Asset Management

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$0

$0

$237,900

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

10

Develop the Myocum Quarry Transfer Station and Resource Recovery Centre in line with the waste disposal strategy

Preferred option adopted

Jun-17

16

11

Deliver the Byron Bay Bypass Project which is a two lane road from Shirley Street in the north to Browning Street in the south

Construction completed in accordance with the contract

Jun-17

50

12

Progress the development of Stage 2 of the Byron Bay Bypass

Feasibility assessment completed

Jun-17

50

13

Progress the replacement of O'Meara's Bridge

Adopted solution implemented

Jun-17

18, 47

14

Complete the sports field and infrastructure on the northern section of Lot 5 Shara Boulevard

Construction completed

Sep-16

27

15

Progress the future use of the South Byron Sewage Treatment Plant site and the integrated remediation.

Future use determined and implementation progressed.

Jun-17

24

16

Complete the Brunswick Heads Sewage Treatment Plant site remediation to secure the site for a potential future use

Remediation completed

Jun-17

24

17

Progress the Mullumbimby Sewage Treatment Plant site remediation to secure the site for a potential future use

Detailed remediation plan completed

Jun-17

24

18

Complete the remediation of Lot 12 Bayshore Drive Byron Bay and implement the adopted future use.

Remediation completed, future use determined and progressed.

Jun-17

24

19

Complete the Station Street Mullumbimby subdivision project to provide funds for important community initiatives

Subdivision completed

Dec-16

24

20

Progress the Tyagarah subdivision to provide funds for important community initiatives

Rezoning completed

Jun-17

24

21

Progress Lot 22 Mullumbimby South development to establish a future use that best serves the needs of the community

Future use adopted

Jun-17

24

22

Progress Valances Road Mullumbimby development

Implement the outcome of the Rural Land Use Strategy

Jun-17

24

23

Progress Lot 4 Mullumbimby development project

Implement the outcome of the Rural Land Use Strategy

Jun-17

24

24

Implement the Fletcher Street Byron Bay property development to provide a long term source of funds for the community

Implement the adopted future use

Jun-17

24

25

Progress the evaluation of alternative sites for the Bayshore Drive Works Depot

Assessment completed

Jun-17

24

26

Complete Lot 16 Dingo Lane Myocum property sale with a view to repaying loans

Sale completed

Dec-16

24

27

Progress the implementation of adopted Byron Bay Town Centre Master plan works

Works progressed

Jun-17

39, 40

28

Complete the Suffolk Park Hall Upgrade

Works completed

Jun-17

47

 

 

Emergency Services and Floods

Responsible Officer: Manager Works

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$226,300

$0

$830,000

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

29

Emergency Management

Plan


LEMC Meetings

Complete, 30/06/2017

Attended, as Scheduled

53

30

Flood Risk Management Study and Plan for North Byron

Plan, adopted

30-Jun-17

53

 

 

Depot and Fleet Management

Responsible Officer: Manager Works

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$554,900

$0

$740,600

$1,042,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Plant and Equipment

 

4x2 16,000 kg GVM TIPPER with weighing system

                  85,000

Sweeper /  Truck

                300,000

Ride on Mechanical Street Sweeper

                110,000

Small Plant Replacements

                  47,000

Motor Vehicle Replacements

                500,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

31

Improve utilisation of heavy and light fleet

Utilisation report for previous financial year

Completed,

30-Oct-16

51

Local Roads and Drainage

Responsible Officer: Manager Works

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$2,964,300

$14,140,000

$12,461,700

$25,350,100

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Carparking

 

Locality:  Byron Bay

 

Lawson St South Carpark - extension of carpark to Railway Park

210,000

Road Pavement Renewals

 

Locality: Rural North

 

Myocum Rd Segment 545.10 CH0.6-1.04km

                600,000

Bridges

 

Locality: Rural North

 

Main Arm Road - Blind Mouth causeway upgrade - construction

                380,100

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Belongil Creek Bridge Works

 

Locality: Various

 

Bridge works subject to future bridge inspections

                184,100

Locality: Rural South

 

O'Meara's Bridge Renewal

350,000

James Bridge Renewal

                85,000

Footpaths/Kerb and Gutter Works

 

Locality: Various

 

Access ramps and footpaths Works

                  65,600

Replacement of damaged Kerb and Gutter Shire Wide as per inspection Report

                  22,500

Replacement of damaged Footpaths Shire Wide as per inspection Report

                  90,000

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Marine Parade Footpath at Wategos

                250,000

Marvel St, Byron Bay - northern side Tennyson St to Middleton St

                  60,000

Locality: Bangalow

 

Leslie Street to Station St, Bangalow - footpath and stairs / ramps across railway line

                  20,000

Drainage

 

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Burns Street Open Drain Maintenance

                    1,000

Lilly Pilly Drain Maintenance (use Levy as this funded the wetland)

                    1,000

Bangalow Road - resolve stormwater flooding of backyard

                  50,000

Bay lane overland flow path and system application

                  10,000

Locality: Ocean Shores

 

South Golden Beach Street Drainage Upgrade - Peter Street

                203,000

South Golden Beach Street Drainage Upgrade - Robin Street

                179,000

South Golden Beach Street Drainage Upgrade - Helen Street (east)

                  15,000

Locality: Mullumbimby

 

8 Jubilee Ave - resolve flooding in front yard and nature strip

                  10,000

Locality: Brunswick Heads

 

Massey Green Caravan Park Stormwater infrastructure renewal

                  15,000

Locality: Bangalow

 

Bangalow Wetland Maintenance

                    2,000

Leslie Street - prevent flooding under house

                  55,000

Locality: Various

 

Minor urgent works

                  10,000

Reseal/Renewal Program

 

Locality: Various

 

Shire-wide Road Reseal Program

650,000

Rural Roads Program

 

Federal Drive, Goonengerry, pavement upgrade

                730,000

Locality: Rural North

 

Grays Lane, Tyagarah, pavement upgrade

                  50,000

Settlement Rd

                  30,000

Coolamon Scenic Drive - Land Acquisition

                100,000

Locality: Rural South

 

Rifle Range Road Intersection Upgrade at Lismore Road

                  54,800

Broken Head Road

                600,000

Urban Roads Program

 

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Byron Bay Bypass

           11,950,000

Lawson/Massinger Street, Byron Bay, roundabout and drainage and kerb & gutter

                583,200

Byron Bay Bypass  Stage 2 investigations

                250,000

Byron St

                645,000

Locality: Ocean Shores

 

Roundhouse funded road renewals

             2,688,800

Locality: Suffolk Park

 

Clifford Street intersection with Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park, traffic control upgrade*

             1,200,000

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Bayshore and Ewingsdale  Roundabout*

             2,500,000

Parking Implementation

                100,000

*subject to securing grant funding

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

32

Improve the condition of local road and drainage assets by undertaking renewal, upgrade, enhancement and new projects

Capital Works Program

Complete, 100%

51

 

 

Roads and Maritime Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Works

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$659,800

$311,000

$1,002,900

$371,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality: Various

 

Regional REPAIR Program

Broken Head Rd 763 - pavement reconstruction 5045m south of Clifford St  - approximately  400m long

                311,000

Ewingsdale Road

                  60,000

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

33

Maintain access to Regional Road Block Grant funds

Annual Regional Road Return

Complete

17, 18, 48

34

Maintain access to Regional Road REPAIR Program grants

Grant applications

Submitted

17, 18, 48

 

Quarries

Responsible Officer: Manager Works

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$338,700

$0

$353,700

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

35

Completion of all mandatory returns to NSW State Government departments

Submission of annual material production quantities.


Submission of annual environmental testing results

By due dates

 

 

By due dates

3.21

 

 

Open Space and Recreation

Responsible Officer: Manager Open Spaces and Resource Recovery

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$833,900

$225,000

$5,563,300

$2,075,700

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Civic Improvements Byron Bay Town Centre

                450,000

Byron Bay Town Centre Upgrade - Landscape/Precinct Plan

                  53,000

Upgrade Pathway lights from Apex Park to Clarkes Beach

                  60,000

Belongil Beach Access Upgrade

                  20,000

Apex Park Upgrade (Sprinklers and Turf Management)

                  50,000

Locality: Mullumbimby

 

Pine Ave sports ground Play equipment and shade sail

                  47,000

Pine Avenue Soccer Fields - replace fencing

                  30,000

Heritage Park upgrade

                  57,000

Heritage Park boat ramp upgrade

                  30,000

Locality: Brunswick Heads

 

Brunswick Heads Recreation Ground 6 Bay Storage Shed adjacent to Carpark

                  37,000

Brunswick Heads Recreation Ground Carpark Reconstruction

                    5,000

South Beach Tennis Court

                  26,000

Sports Ground Storage Sheds*

                100,000

Locality: Bangalow

 

Solar lighting around walking track

                    5,000

Bangalow Railway Park site rationalisation

                  30,000

Sports field electrical upgrades

                  25,000

Bangalow Weir

                150,000

Locality: Ocean Shores

 

Fern Beach  Play unit & sail

                  41,000

Installation of 2 x Grandstands at Tom Kendall Oval

                    8,000

Shara Boulevard Sports Fields Development

                733,000

Revised Plan of Management - all sporting fields shire wide

                  15,000

Outdoor Exercise Equipment

                  55,000

North Shire Works Funded from Roundhouse

                332,700

Locality: Various

 

Public Bubblers

                  40,000

Federal Tennis Court Surface Replacement

                  26,000

*subject to securing grant funding

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

36

Improve amenity of iconic open space

Level of Service Maintenance Plans for all parks that have LOS of 1

Developed and Implemented

40

37

Improve amenity of town centres

 

Landscape plans for all towns and village main streets 

 

 

Level of Service Maintenance Plans

 

Developed and Implemented

 

Developed and Implemented

40

38

Promote volunteerism through beautify day events across the shire

Beautify days delivered

4

40

 

 

The Cavanbah Centre

Responsible Officer: Manager Open Spaces and Resource Recovery

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$284,600

$0

$915,600

$50,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Market Infrastructure

35,000

Floor Tiles

15,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

39

Deliver Capital Work Program

Works Program

Completed, 90%

35

40

Maximise utilisation and sustainability of facility

Income Sources

 

Income

Increased

 

Increased

35

 

Waste and Recycling Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Open Spaces and Resource Recovery

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$7,275,100

$0

$6,487,100

$477,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality:  Rural North

 

BWRF - EPS Recycling

                  40,000

BWRF - Cardboard Recycling

                  45,000

BWRF - Resource Recovery Centre  Master Plan

                  82,000

BWRF -Public Place Recycling Enclosures

                  30,000

Minor Capital

                  50,000

Resource Recovery Centre Rehabilitation  - Leachate System

                  80,000

Resource Recovery Centre Upgraded Expansion

                150,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

41

Maintain Contract Management Plan for Waste and Resource Recovery Collection Contract 2014-0011

Contractor KPIs

KPIs achieved

46, 56

42

Maintain compliance with the Federal Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund contract conditions for the Myocum Landfill Gas Carbon Farming Initiative Project

Compliance

Required allocation of ACCUs delivered

22, 45

43

Implement Revised Waste Disposal Strategy

Implementation

Yr 1 strategy objectives complete

16, 46, 55, 56

44

Implement Revised Resource Recovery Management Strategy

Implementation

Yr 1 strategy objectives complete

16, 46, 55, 56

45

Implement Revised Resource Recovery Education Plan

Implementation

Yr 1 plan objectives complete

16, 46, 55, 56

46

Continue membership and participation in North East Waste regional waste management programs and initiatives

Participation

Maintained

16, 46, 55, 56

 

 

First Sun Holiday Park

Responsible Officer: Manager Open Spaces and Resource Recovery

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$2,994,200

$0

$2,481,500

$672,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Cabins

                200,000

Lodgings

                  60,000

Safari Tents

                  50,000

BBQs, Signs, Minor works

                  75,000

Amenities/Camp Kitchen Refurbishment

                230,000

Laundry Refurbishment

                  50,000

Turf Upgrade Management

                    7,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

47

Increase accommodation facilities and upgrade amenities to ensure public satisfaction of guests and economic benefit to Byron Shire.

Revenue

Increase

31

 

 

Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park

Responsible Officer: Manager Open Spaces and Resource Recovery

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$925,900

$0

$946,500

$990,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality: Suffolk Park

 

Cabins

                540,000

Safari Tents

                  50,000

Amenities Block Replacement

                350,000

BBQs, Signs, Minor works

                  50,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

48

Increase accommodation facilities and upgrade amenities to ensure public satisfaction of guests and economic benefit to Byron Shire.

Revenue

Increase

31

 

 

Facilities Management

Responsible Officer: Manager Utilities

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$963,700

$0

$2,726,400

$858,100

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality:  Byron Bay

 

Byron Bay Pool Improvements

70,200

Railway Park Toilet Block Refurbishment

50,000

Byron Bay Library

250,000

Locality:  Mullumbimby

 

Mullumbimby Pool Improvements

21,600

Mullumbimby Administration Centre – minor capital works program

31,600

Mullumbimby Administration Centre - Carpet Replacement Program

53,400

Mullumbimby Administration Centre - Chambers Air conditioning upgrade contribution

20,000

Locality:  Suffolk Park

 

Suffolk Park Hall Upgrade

300,000

Locality:  Various

 

Public Toilet Special Rate Variations – Renewal Program

61,300

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

49

Deliver Capital Work Program

Works Program

Completed 90%

22, 34, 40

 

 

Water Supplies

Responsible Officer: Manager Utilities

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$9,075,400

$600,000

$8,348,600

$4,232,900

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality: Bangalow

 

Bangalow Reservoir Construction

437,000

Locality: Brunswick Heads

 

Miscellaneous Reservoir Renewals

30,000

Locality: Mullumbimby

 

Argyle Street South Side Water main Renewal

30,000

Mullumbimby - Tincogan St Capacity Upgrade

300,000

Locality: Ocean Shores

 

North/South Ocean Shores Fire Main Upgrade

700,000

South Ocean Shores Fire Main Upgrade

600,000

Reservoir Renewals

155,900

Locality: Byron Bay

 

Coopers Shoot Reservoir - Additional Storage/Land Purchase

1,000,000

Miscellaneous Reservoir Renewals

155,000

South Byron pipelines capacity upgrade

200,000

Recycled Waste Water from West Byron to Byron Foreshore res 15-616

175,000

Fletcher Street Development Planning

200,000

Locality: Various

 

Demand Management

20,000

Miscellaneous Extensions Water Reticulation System

200,000

Meter Replacement Program

30,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

50

Upgrade of fire main capacity Ocean Shores

Pipeline design and construction complete

Jun-17

16, 20

51

Drought Management planning

Complete Regional plan and align Mullumbimby Plan

Jun-17

16, 20

52

Develop agreements for community art to be incorporated into asset maintenance

Number of art on water assets increased

Jun-17

29, 37

Sewerage Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Utilities

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$15,474,500

$1,400,000

$14,098,100

$5,306,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality: Bangalow

 

Bangalow - Pump Station Renewals

206,000

Pipe Renewals / Upgrades  (Moved $50,000 Reserve  funds $50,000 S64 funds from 2015/16 December Review)

306,000

Locality: Byron Bay

 

STP Upgrade

500,000

South Byron STP Redevelopment/ Remediation

100,000

Recycled Waste Water from West Byron to Byron Foreshore Res 15-616

175,000

Locality: Brunswick Heads

 

Vallances Rd Subdivision

100,000

Vallances Rd nursery demolition

200,000

Lot 4 Mullumbimby Development

20,000

STP - detailed site contamination study

871,000

Pump Station Renewals

128,000

Locality: Mullumbimby

 

Azalea Street Sewer Replacement / Upgrade

750,000

Pump Station Renewals

106,000

Mullumbimby STP Site Remediation

100,000

Locality: Ocean Shores

 

Pipe Renewals / Upgrades - Bindarra Cl/Orana Rd/Kiah Cl

254,000

Pump Renewals

390,000

Miscellaneous Pump Station Upgrades

10,000

Ocean Shores STP Upgrade Project

620,000

Locality:  Various

 

Demand Management

20,000

Miscellaneous Works

200,000

Telemetry System Software Upgrade

50,000

Sewerage System Capacity Planning

200,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

53

Obtain Council project approval on future of the Ocean Shores Sewage Treatment Plant

Council resolution of project approval

Jun-17

45, 51

54

Implement a whole of Council response in the management of the Belongil catchment

No of plan / strategy actions implemented

Jun 17

22, 44

 


 

SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT AND ECONOMY

Responsible Executive: Director Sustainable Environment Economy

 

Total Budget:

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue1

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure2

$4,196,500

$1,817,000

$9,414,100

$0

1.     Capital Revenue excludes transfers from Reserves.

2.     Capital Expenditure excludes loan principle repayments and transfers to Reserves.

 

 

Development and Certification

Responsible Officer: Manager Sustainable Development

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$2,182,800

$1,817,000

$4,735,600

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

55

Provide efficient, objective and comprehensive development assessment

Development applications determined within 40 days of lodgement

At least 60%

21

56

Provide efficient, objective and comprehensive development certification service

Construction certificates processed with 28 working days

 

Complying development certificates processed within 20 working days

 

Building certification inspections undertaken within 2 days of notification

At least 80%

 

 

At least 80%

 

 

 

At least 80%

21

57

Provide guidance and education in planning policies and advice to the public and stakeholders

Provide development industry forum / newsletter

At least 1 forum or newsletter provided

20, 22

58

Simplify the provision of consistent and accurate flooding information provided to the development community / public.

Review the way that flood data and information is provided to the development community and public.

Commence a review of the provision of flood information.

22

59

Provide a Local Heritage Advisory service

Grant conditions meet

Heritage Services provided in accordance with grants funding.

22

 


 

Environment and Compliance Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Sustainable Development

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$1,792,400

$0

2,257,800

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

60

Respond to enquiries concerning public health and safety

Customer Service Requests responded to within 25 days of lodgement

At least 85%

19

61

Implement effective regulatory and compliance services and programs to maximise the public health and safety of the community

Food business inspections undertaken in accordance with Food Authority category requirements.

 

Onsite Sewerage Management Program implemented to Plan

 

Liquor licence applications responded to in accordance with Council's Policy and the Liquor Act.

 

Companion Animals Management Plan reviewed

 

 

Suitable impounded animals rehoused

At least 90%

 

 

 

 

Plan Implemented

 

At least 80%

 

 

 

 

Commence review of the plan

 

At least 70%

19

 

 

Planning Policy and Natural Environment

Responsible Officer: Manager Environmental and Economic Planning

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$221,300

$0

$1,865,500

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

62

Update vegetation mapping with 2015 aerial imagery

Vegetation Mapping

Reported to Council

42, 43

63

Finalise the  Rural Land Use Strategy and commence implementation of priority actions

Plan


Actions

Complete  

 

Commenced

22, 25, 38

64

Finalise the Residential Strategy and commence implementation of  priority actions

Project Plan developed

Milestones,

Met

22, 25, 38

65

Review Byron DCP 2014 to a performance outcome focused plan (Resolutions 14-315 & 15-604)

Project Plan

Developed

22, 38

66

Develop an Economic and Employment Strategy for general and heavy industries. (Resolution 13-127)

Project Plan

Developed

22, 38

67

Continue staged review of Biodiversity and Conservation Strategy

Project Plan

Milestones,

Met

42, 43

68

Finalise the  Mullumbimby Flying Fox Plan and commence implementation of priority actions

Plan


Actions

Complete

 

Commenced

42, 43

69

Finalise the Coastal Zone Management Plan for the Byron Bay Embayment and commence implementation of priority actions

Plan


Actions

Complete

 

Commenced

44

70

Prepare a project plan and apply for funding grant to deliver priority Estuary CZMP actions.

Project Plan

 

Funding grant application

Developed

 

Submitted

44

71

Finalise the  Bangalow Place Activation Masterplan and commence implementation of priority actions

Plan


Actions

Complete  

 

Commenced

22, 25, 38

72

Finalise the  Mullumbimby Place Activation Masterplan and commence implementation of priority actions

Plan


Actions

Complete  

 

Commenced

22, 25, 38

73

Finalise the Byron Bay Town Centre Masterplan and commence implementation of priority actions

Plan


Actions

Complete  

 

Commenced

22, 25, 38

74

Implement priority actions in the Low Carbon Strategy

Year 2 projects

Commenced

46

75

Deliver natural resource, sustainability, coastal and estuary and strategic land planning projects

Project milestones


Grant funding application

Met

 

Submitted

44

76

Monitor, report, communicate and implement changes relating to Environmental and Economic Planning

Report and communicate

annually

22, 25, 38

77

Provide assistance, information and advice to staff, developers and residents about sustainability initiatives, programs and projects

Number of sustainability initiatives


Number of sustainability seminars

Sustainability Newsletters issued

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

46

 

 

Economic Development

Responsible Officer: Economic Development Coordinator

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$0

$0

$564,200

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

78

Continue implementation of Byron Shire Tourism Management Plan

Beautify Byron Fund

 

Business Sustainability Program

 

Visitor Services Strategy

Implemented

 

Implemented

 

Implemented

15, 28, 30, 31

79

Commence implementation of Byron Shire Economic Development Strategy

Business Retention Survey

Complete and Reported to Council

16, 18, 25, 26,

80

Establish and undertake the Byron Bay Town Centre Placemaking Seed

Fund

Established

16, 17, 31, 32, 39, 40

 


 

ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT

Responsible Executive: General Manager

 

Total Budget:

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue1

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure2

$0

$0

$0

$0

1.     Capital Revenue excludes transfers from Reserves.

2.     Capital Expenditure excludes loan principle repayments and transfers to Reserves.

 

 

Organisation Development

Responsible Officer: General Manager

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

81

Continue to build organisational capacity to deliver effective and focused community engagement

Key staff IAP2 accredited


Key staff having completed an introductory or a specialised IAP2 course


Community Engagement Framework and Tool Kit Developed

At least 2

At least 5


 

Complete

3, 5, 6, 14

82

Increase social and digital media presence and information dissemination

Number of hits on web and social media sites


Subscribers across digital platforms

Increasing


Increasing

13

83

Continue program of building staff capacity to deliver high quality customer service

Customer Service Framework Implementation


% administrative and technical staff having completed facilitated training

Commenced


80%

3,6

84

Identify and action opportunities to improve customer service

Voice of Customer Measurement Systems

 

Customer Satisfaction Survey Action Plan

Implemented

 

 

Endorsed

3, 13

85

Coordination of benchmarking and monitoring of organisational performance improvements

Business and Management Effectiveness Survey


Effectiveness Action Plan updated to include 2015 results and 2016 Actions

Complete


Endorsed and implement-ation commenced

 24

 


 

People and Culture Services

Responsible Officer: Manager People and Culture

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$0

$0

$0

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

86

Continue building leadership skills and capacity

Leadership Development Programs delivered to Team Leaders and Supervisors

100%

24

87

Implementation of Balanced Scorecard Performance Planning

Balanced Scorecard system implementation to Manager level

 

4 quarterly reviews by Managers and Directors

 

Completion Rate for Balanced Scorecard Actions

1/7/2016

 

 

Complete

 

 

>90%

4, 6

88

Effective staff engagement

Workforce Survey Action Plan

 

Staff Suggestion and
Recognition and Reward Schemes programs

 

Indoor staff forums


Permanent Staff Turnover


Average days of workforce absenteeism per Equivalent Full Time Employment

Endorsed

2 each pa


 

At least 4 pa

<12.5%

<9 pa

6, 7

89

Effective injury management programs

Workers Compensation Premium (excluding impacts from State Government formula changes or wages increases)


Return to work of injured workers

Reduced on 2015/16

80% in less than 10 days

8, 9

90

Implementation of Workforce Plan

Actions from Workforce Plan implemented

>2 pa

10, 11


 

CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

Responsible Executive: Director Corporate and Community Services

 

Total Budget:

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue1

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure2

$25,951,800

$35,000

$5,560,400

$35,000

1.     Capital Revenue excludes transfers from Reserves.

2.     Capital Expenditure excludes loan principle repayments and transfers to Reserves.

 

 

Public Libraries

Responsible Officer: Manager Community Development

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$60,000

$35,000

$1,826,000

$35,000

 

Capital Works Program 2016-2017

Capital Item

Budget ($)

Locality:  Brunswick Heads

 

Brunswick Heads Library – new purpose built circulation desk

                    5,000

Brunswick Heads Library -  awning over front entrance

                  30,000

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

91

Manage Service Level Agreement with Richmond Tweed Regional Library Service

Agreed Service Level

Met

34

 

 

Children's Services - Other Children's Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Community Development

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$426,100

$0

$427,300

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

92

Improve operations of Out of Hours School Care and Vacation Care services in Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads

National Quality Framework Rating

Maintained

 47

 

 

Children's Services – Sandhill’s Childcare

Responsible Officer: Manager Community Development

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$1,403,500

$0

$1,465,000

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

93

Improve service provision to provide quality accredited early childhood education

National Quality Framework Rating

Maintained

47

94

Implement operational changes to the provision of Out of Hours School Care and Vacation Care services in Mullumbimby, Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads

National Quality Framework Rating

Maintained

47

95

Improve collaboration at regional level

Regional Forums Attended

2

47

 

 

Community Development

Responsible Officer: Manager Community Development

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$133,600

$0

$1,348,000

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

96

Expand disability inclusion planning into the development of Council's Delivery Program

Disability Inclusion is embedded in the Delivery Program

Completed

11

97

Establish regional working group including State and Federal agencies to undertake baseline service analysis

Service Map

Completed

18

98

Implement actions from the Arakwal Memorandum of Understanding

Actions implemented, 4

 

Completed

37

 

 

Information Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Business Systems and Technology

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$9,600

$0

$26,900

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

100

Implement prioritised actions from new (2016-2019) Information
Systems strategic plan within resource capability

Program delivery as per project plan

Milestones, met 

3, 23

101

Finalise rollout of process mapping and documentation tools. Train and support staff.

Process mapping and documentation tools


Staff surveyed to determine effectiveness of tools and training.

Rolled out

Staff trained

 

Completed

3, 23

 


 

Governance Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Governance Services

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$10,300

$0

$243,300

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

102

Improve strategic planning and integration of strategic planning and reporting framework processes and plans

Workshop sessions conducted

 

Community 2017-2027

 

Delivery Program 2017-2021 and support Resource Strategy

 

Operational Plan 2017-2018

2

 

Endorsed

 

Endorsed

 

 

Endorsed

 

10

103

Provide quality investigations and response services for conduct complaints management

Conduct complaints managed within prescribed timeframes

 

Public Interest Disclosures and conduct complaints reporting compliant

 

Annual training programs for Councillors and staff

100%

 

 

100%

 

 

 

Conducted

3

104

Implement the strategic procurement roadmap for improved procurement outcomes

Project Milestones

 

Process Improvements Implemented

 

Training programs

Met

 

2

 

 

Conducted

24

105

Improve enterprise wide risk management

Training sessions and workshops held

 

Business continuity plan

 

Toolkit

2

 

 

Implemented

 

Developed

24

106

Establish long-term licences for commercial activities on owned and managed open space crown reserves

Competitive process

Called

24

107

Establish long-term licences for sustainable community market policy

Competitive process

Finalised

24

108

Improve lease and license rental income

Notice and advice provided to asset managers >180 days of agreement expiry

 

Notice and advice provided to executive team >150 days of agreement expiry

 

Annual rent reviews conducted

 

Invoices raised consistent with agreement

 

Annual database audit

 

Process Improvements

100%

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

100%

 

100%

 

 

Complete

 

2

24

109

Coordinate and provide legal services and written advice within agreed timeframes to support decision making processes

Council's critical projects, 3 working days

 

Internally provided, 7 working days

 

Externally provided, 21 working days

95%

 

 

90%

 

 

90%

24

110

Improve governance services for quality and robust framework

Implement gap analysis action plan

Complete

24

 

 

Councillor Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Governance Services

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$

$0

$1,106,200

$0

 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

111

Process Improvement initiatives

New Councillor Calendaring System

 

 

Committee Review

 

 

 

 

 

New term Councillor equipment policy

Implemented, September 2016

 

Completed and Implemented, September 2016

 

Reviewed and implemented, September 2016

12, 24

112

Coordinate and facilitate new term Councillor training program

Training program

Developed and implemented

12, 24

 

 

Financial Services

Responsible Officer: Manager Finance

 

Budget 2016-2017

Operating Revenue

Capital Revenue

Operating Expenditure

Capital Expenditure

$129,400

$0

($882,300)

$0

 


 

Actions 2016-2017

Action Statement

Measures

Target

Delivery Plan Link

113

Identify and introduce targeted improvements to financial performance reporting

Enhanced financial reporting tools

30-Jun-17

24

114

Implementation of improved E Services payment facilities for Council utilising B-point contingent upon installation of Authority V6.11.

Integrated payment gateway with Council's contracted bank reducing

 

Transaction costs

Established 30/6/2017

 

Reduced

24

115

Addition of water and sewerage assets to the Capital Value Register (CVR) following revaluation of those assets in 2016/2017.

Assets added following revaluation

Completed,

30/6/2017

24

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services                                           13.1 - Attachment 1

2016-2017 BUDGET

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUDGET TO BE POPULATED HERE PRIOR TO PUBLIC EXHIBITION

 


 

2016-2017 STATEMENT OF REVENUE POLICY

RATING STATEMENT

 

Rating Categories

 

Section 494 of the Local Government Act 1993 requires Council to make and levy ordinary rates on all rateable land for the year 2016/2017.

 

In accordance with the provisions of section 514 of the Act, all parcels of rateable land in the Council’s area have been declared to be within one or other of the following categories:

 

Ø Farmland

Ø Residential

Ø Business

 

Council has determined the category / sub category for each parcel of rateable land is in accordance with the definitions set out in Sections 515, 516, 517, 518, 519 and 529 of the Act.

 

Residential (Section 516 LGA)

Section 516 of the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA), provides that:-

“Land be categorised as ‘residential’ if it is a parcel of rateable land valued as one assessment and:

 

(a)  its dominant use is for residential accommodation (otherwise than as a hotel, motel, guest house, backpacker hostel or nursing home) or any other form of residential accommodation (not being a boarding house or a lodging house) prescribed by the regulations, or

 

(b)  in the case of vacant land, it is zoned or otherwise designated for use under an environmental planning instrument (with or without development consent) for residential purposes, or

 

(c)   it is rural residential land.”

 

Farmland (Section 515 LGA)

Section 515 of the LGA provides that: -

“(1)        Land is to be categorised as ‘farmland’ if it is a parcel of rateable land valued as one assessment and its dominant use is for farming (that is, the business or industry of grazing, animal feedlots, dairying, pig farming, poultry farming, viticulture, orcharding, beekeeping, horticulture, vegetable growing, the growing of crops of any kind, forestry, oyster farming, or fish farming, within the meaning of the Fisheries Act and Oyster Farms 1935, or any combination of those businesses or industries) which:

 

(a)  has a significant and substantial commercial purpose or character,

 

(b)  is engaged in for the purpose of profit on a continuous or repetitive basis (whether or not a profit is actually made).

 

(2)       Land is not to be categorised as farmland if it is rural residential land.”

 

Business (Section 518 LGA)

Section 518 of the LGA provides that:-

“Land is to be categorised as ‘business’ if it cannot be categorised as ‘farmland’, ‘residential or mining’”.


Rating Sub-categories (Section 529 LGA)

 

In accordance with Section 529 of the LGA, Council will continue to have a sub-category of the ‘Business’ rating category.  This sub-category is called ‘Business Byron Bay CBD’ and is declared as a ‘centre of activity’ in accordance with this section of the Act.

 

Rate Pegging

 

The rate peg is determined by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) each year and sets the maximum general income NSW councils can collect.

 

The Rate Peg determines the maximum percentage amount by which a council may increase its General Income for the year. The Rate Peg to apply to the 2016/2017 financial year will be 1.8%.

General Income comprises income from ordinary rates and special rates.  It does not include income from waste management service charges, water and sewerage service charges or stormwater management service charges.

 

It does not necessarily mean that each separate rate assessment will increase by that percentage, but it does mean that the total general income from all assessments cannot exceed this figure.

Councils can, however, request the State Government to consider granting them a special variation above the determined Rate Peg percentage. Council has not applied for a special variation for 2016/17.

 

Valuations

 

Ordinary rates are assessed on a rate in the dollar as a product of the land value supplied by the Valuer General.  The Valuation of Land Act requires the Council to assess the rates on the most recent values provided by the Valuer General.

                                             

Council must make and levy a rate in respect to all parcels of rateable land which have been furnished with a valuation under the Valuation of Land Act.  Council does not participate in the valuation of land for rating purposes.

 

For equity purposes, the Valuer General provides Council with updated land valuations every three years. Council will use these new land valuations for rating purposes commencing from 2016/17. Any increase in land valuations do not result in additional total revenue to Council. New land valuations simply redistribute the rate burden between individual properties.

 

Current Rating Structure

 

Council’s present rating structure is based on ad valorem amounts subject to a minimum amount.  The ad valorem amounts are determined using fixed differentials for the different rate categories with the residential category representing a differential of 100%.

 

Council’s intended action for the 2016/2017 rating year is to continue with the ad valorem rating structure using differentials being subject to a minimum rate.

 

Rate Reductions for Eligible Pensioners (Section 575 LGA)

 

Council provides for rate reductions to eligible pensioners under Section 575 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Rebates are available to eligible pensioners who are solely or jointly liable for the payment of rates and charges.  These rebates are as follows:

 

·    50% of the combined ordinary rates and domestic waste management charge up to a $250.00 maximum rebate.

·    50% of water fixed and usage charges up to an $87.50 maximum rebate.

·    50% of sewerage fixed charge up to an $87.50 maximum rebate.

 

Interest on Overdue Rates & Charges (Section 566 LGA)

 

Interest accrues on a daily basis on rates and charges that remain unpaid after they become due and payable.  Council will apply the maximum interest allowable under Section 566(3) of the Local Government Act 1993 as determined by the Minister in each year.  The interest rate to apply for 2016/17 is yet to be determined by the Minister for location government.  Council will apply the maximum interest rate determined.

 

Non-Rateability (Sections 555 & 556 LGA)

 

All land is deemed to be rateable unless it is exempt from rates under the provisions of Sections 555 and 556 of the Local Government Act 1993.

 

Payment Schedule of Rates & Charges for 2016/2017

 

Ratepayers may continue to pay their rates and charges in four quarterly instalments as follows for the 2016/17 rating year:

 

Instalment

Issued by Date

Due Date

First

31/07/2016

31/08/2016

Second

30/10/2016

30/11/2016

Third

28/01/2017

28/02/2017

Fourth

30/04/2017

31/05/2017

 

Council is required to forward instalment notices at least one month prior to each of these due dates.

 

During the year, in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993, a supplementary rate levy may be issued which may affect the amount of rates and charges levied on some parcels of land.  The rates and charges are apportioned over the remaining instalments due after the supplementary levy is applied.  In an attempt to alleviate hardship that may arise in this situation, consideration will be given to the formulation of an agreement with the ratepayer pursuant to Section 564 (LGA) for the payment of rates and charges and the waiving of interest penalties if the agreement is adhered to.

 

STATEMENT OF ORDINARY RATES TO BE LEVIED

 

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has granted a rate peg percentage which will limit the increase in General Rate Income for 2016/17 by 1.8% from the previous year.

 

Structure of the Rate (Section 497 LGA)

 

Section 497 of the Local Government Act 1993 provides the method of the structure of the rate.

 

In 2016/17 Council will continue with a rating structure using an ad valorem rate (determined by differentials) subject to a minimum amount for all rateable properties.

 


Ordinary Rates (Section 494 LGA)

 

The ordinary rate structure for 2016/17, which provides for a general increase of 1.8% allowable under rate pegging as determined by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), is provided in table 1 below:

 

Table 1:

Ad valorem rate (including minimum rate) – 1.8% Rate Pegging Increase – New 2015 base date land valuations

 

Category and Sub-Categories

Number of Properties

Ad valorem Rate ($)

Minimum Rate ($)

Total Yield ($)

Proportional Contribution of Yield (%)

Rating Differential (%) ##

Residential Ordinary

13,102

0.2302

695.00

14,923,528

75.97

100.00

Residential Ordinary

(Flood Prone Lands)*

28

0.2302

382.00

10,736

0.05

100.00

Business Ordinary

1,098

0.3453

695.00

2,274,308

11.58

150.00

Business Byron Bay CBD

352

0.4604

695.00

1,561,890

7.95

200.00

Farmland Ordinary

542

0.1697

695.00

871,493

4.43

73.73

Farmland Ordinary

(Flood Prone Lands)*

0

0.1697

382.00

0

0.00

73.73

TOTALS

15,124

 

 

19,641,955

 

 

 

* As per Section 548(c) of the Local Government Act, vacant flood liable land or vacant coastal hazard liable land can be subject to a lower minimum rate.

 

The minimum rate will not apply to properties subject to a Voluntary Conservation Agreement under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.  The portion of the parcel of land that is subject to the conservation agreement is exempt from rates under section 555(1)(b1) of the Local Government Act 1993. Rates may be made and levied on the other part of the parcel of land proportionately.

 

## Rating Differential

 

Council has a differential rate in the dollar for properties categorised as business. The Business Ordinary ad valorem rate (rate in the dollar) is 150% of the residential ad valorem rate.

 

In addition to this Council has declared a designated area within the Byron Bay Business Centre, as a centre of activity in accordance with Section 529 of the Local Government Act.  Business properties within this defined area will represent a sub-category for the business category known as Business Byron Bay CBD and will have an ad valorem rate being 200% of the Residential Ordinary ad valorem rate. The following map defines the properties identified within this ‘centre of activity’.

 

The Farmland Ordinary ad valorem rate is 73.73% of the Residential Ordinary ad valorem rate.

 


 

Map – Rating Sub Category - Business Byron Bay CBD

 

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STATEMENT OF CHARGES TO BE LEVIED

 

In accordance with Sections 496, 496A, and 501 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council will levy annual charges for the following services:

 

·    Sewerage

·    Water

·    Domestic Waste Management

·    Non Domestic Waste Management

·    Drainage (Stormwater Management)

 

In accordance with Section 502 of the Local Government Act 1993, Council will levy charges for actual use for the following services:

 

·    Sewerage

·    Water

·    Liquid Trade Waste

 

Water, Sewerage and Waste Management Charges relating to non-rateable properties will be charged in accordance with Sections 496, 501 and 502 of the Local Government Act 1993.  For the purpose of charging these non-rateable properties that actually use these services, the charges to be applied are the same as those charged against rateable properties as these charges are representative of use.

 

Waste Management Charges

 

In accordance with Section 496 of the Local Government Act 1993 (LGA), Council must make and levy  an annual charge for the provision of Domestic Waste Management services for each parcel of rateable land for which the service is available.

 

Council’s waste management charging structure encourages customers to reduce the level of waste that ends up in landfill.

 

At the commencement of the 2016/17 financial year the domestic waste management charge will be applied for the services identified in the table below. A ratepayer may request to change their garbage MGB size once per annum per property free of charge. A bin changeover fee will apply for subsequent requests by the same ratepayer.

 

Where an urban domestic waste collection service is available but not used by a customer, that customer will be charged a single standard domestic waste collection service applicable for that type of property.

Vacant Properties (ie properties without a dwelling) within the urban domestic waste collection service area will be charged a Vacant Domestic Waste Charge.

 

Where a rural domestic waste collection service is available but not used by the customer, that customer will be charged a single ‘Rural Waste Availability Charge’, except where an exemption to the service has previously been granted.

 

In accordance with Section 501 of the LGA, Council will charge an annual Waste Management Charge for all non-domestic customers provided with a collection service identified in the table below.

 

Additional charges for both domestic waste and non-domestic waste are levied for each individual service in excess of a single service.

 

An annual Waste Operations Charge for on-going operations and future infrastructure requirements of the Council landfill and transfer station will be levied for each waste service (domestic and non-domestic).

 

 

Waste Collection Service Type

Annual Charge ($)

Number of Services

Estimated Yield ($)

Urban Domestic Collection Service - Annual Charge

(Section 496)

 

 

 

Urban Domestic  - Single Dwellings  3 MGB service

 

 

 

80 litre landfill MGB, 240 L recycle MGB & 240 L organics MGB

123.00

517

63,591

140 litre landfill MGB, 240 L recycle MGB & 240 L organics MGB (Standard Service)

260.00

6,891

1,791,660

240 litre landfill MGB, 240 L recycle MGB & 240 L organics MGB

386.00

1,508

582,088

Urban Domestic  - Multi Unit Dwellings(MUD)

 

 

 

MUD - 3 MGB service per unit.

 

 

 

80 litre landfill MGB, 240 L recycle MGB & 240 L organics MGB

123.00

216

26,568

140 litre landfill MGB, 240 L recycle MGB & 240 L organics MGB (Standard Service)

260.00

905

235,300

240 litre landfill MGB, 240 L recycle MGB & 240 L organics MGB

386.00

127

49,022

MUD - 2 MGB service per unit (Council exempt Organics service)

 

 

 

80 litre landfill MGB & 240 L recycle MGB

123.00

5

615

140 litre landfill MGB & 240 L recycle MGB

260.00

49

12,740

240 litre landfill MGB & 240 litre recycle MGB

386.00

14

5,404

MUD –  Council approved shared 3 MGB service between two units

 

 

 

240 litre landfill  MGB collected fortnightly, 240 litre recycle MGB collected weekly & 240 litre organics MGB collected weekly

207.00

406

84,042

MUD –  Council approved shared 2 MGB service between two units

 

 

 

240 litre landfill MGB collected weekly & 240 L recycle MGB collected weekly

207.00

378

78,246

Additional Recycling MGB collected fortnightly (per service)

86.00

83

7,138

Additional Organics MGB collected weekly (per service)

100.00

5

500

Vacant Domestic Waste Charge (vacant land in the urban collection area)

25.00

363

9,075

Sub-Total

 

11,467

2,945,989

Rural Domestic Collection Service – Annual Charge

(Section 496)

 

 

 

Rural Domestic Waste Collection Service - 240 litre landfill MGB collected fortnightly, 240 L recycling MGB collected fortnightly

277.00

2,622

726,294

Rural Service Availability Charge

25.00

456

11,400

Sub-Total

 

3,078

737,694

 

 

Bin Changeover Fee

 

 

 

Landfill MGB size changeover fee (one changeover of landfill MGB size per property per annum per ratepayer is free of charge)

55.00

0

0

Sub-Total

 

0

0

Rural Commercial Collection Service – Annual Charge

(Section 501)

 

 

 

Rural Commercial Collection Service - 240 litre landfill MGB collected fortnightly, 240 L recycling MGB collected fortnightly

433.00

51

22,083

Sub-Total

 

51

22,083

Urban Commercial Waste Collection - Annual Charge

(Section 501)

 

 

 

Weekly collection of 140 L landfill MGB & 240 L recycling bin

420.00

192

80,640

Weekly collection of 240 L landfill MGB & 240 L recycling bin

481.00

974

468,494

Weekly collection of 140 L landfill MGB

420.00

17

7,140

Weekly collection of 240 L landfill MGB

481.00

140

67,340

Additional weekly collection of 240 litre recycling bin (per service)

108.00

321

34,668

Weekly collection of 240 L Organics MGB (schools, community centres and not-for-profit organisations subject to eligibility criteria)

100.00

0

0

Sub-Total

 

1,550

658,282

Waste Operations Annual Charge

(Section 501)

 

 

 

Waste Operations Annual Charge - Residential

70.00

13,349

934,430

Waste Operations Annual Charge – Non-Residential

70.00

1,653

115,710

Sub-Total

 

15,002

1,050,140

TOTAL REVENUE

 

 

5,414,188

 

Stormwater Management Service Charge (Section 496A)

In accordance with Section 496A of the Local Government Act 1993 Council will charge a ‘Stormwater Management Service Charge’ against rateable properties for which the service is available. Council has identified the residential and business properties that are within Council’s urban stormwater catchment areas that will be levied this charge for the 2016/17 financial year.

 

The following charging methodology will be used by Council for the 2016/17 rating year using the guidelines released by the Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

 

Charge Methodology

The Departmental guidelines provide Council with the opportunity to levy charges on a catchments area or global basis, while ensuring that the total income generated does not exceed the level of expenditure for new and additional stormwater management. Council has a large capital works program to complete for stormwater and therefore it has been adopted that a global approach will be used to enable significant works to be funded at a given time using all revenue levied, rather than waiting to collect enough funds in individual catchments. In accordance with these guidelines, councils still need to ensure equitable distribution of stormwater management services over time.

 

Properties categorised as Residential (Not being Strata Titled)

A flat charge of $25.00 for a Stormwater Management Service Charge is to be charged against each eligible assessment categorised as Residential within the urban stormwater catchment.  This charge is uniform across all urban catchment areas to minimise administration costs.

 

This amount of $25.00 is the current upper charge limit for urban residential land stipulated in clause 125AA of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005.

 


 

Properties categorised as Residential (Strata Units)

The cost of managing stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces is usually substantially less per residential strata lot than per standard residential property.

 

It is for this reason that a flat charge of $12.50 for a Stormwater Management Service Charge is to be levied against each eligible residential strata unit within the urban stormwater catchment.  This charge is uniform across all urban catchment areas to minimise administration costs.

 

This amount of $12.50 has been recommended using the guidelines provided by the Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

 

Properties categorised as Business (Not being Strata Titled)

A Stormwater Management Service Charge is to be charged against each eligible assessment (not being strata titled) categorised as business within the urban stormwater catchment area based on the total area of the assessment.  A charge of $25.00, plus an additional $25.00 for each 350 square metres or part thereof by which the area of the parcel of land exceeds 350 square metres.

 

The criteria for charging business properties by using property areas has been recommended using the guidelines provided by the Division of Local Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet.

 

Exceptions to area based charging – Business Properties

After an analysis of business land areas is was discovered that certain business properties covering large property areas would incur significant charges for stormwater management that would not be reflective of the level of stormwater service provided by Council.  These properties involve large portions of open space not being impervious in nature and therefore not producing an increased level of stormwater run-off.

 

Some examples of properties that fall into this category include:

·    Bowling Clubs

·    Golf Courses

·    Caravan Parks

·    Resorts

·    Business properties populating a small portion of a total land area

 

Therefore, under these circumstances, Council officers have reviewed the Stormwater Management Service Charge to be applied to these types of properties so that a more equitable charge can be determined.  This review process has involved an analysis of the impervious surfaces on each reviewed property to reflect a charging structure similar to business properties of a smaller land area. Properties with a land area in excess of 4,000 square metres have been reviewed in relation to the impervious surface area of the land, with the charge determined by grossing up the impervious surface area by a factor of 11%, in accordance with the assumptions made within the departmental guidelines. See example below:

 

Example

 

Total land area                                 50,000 sq metres

Impervious surface area*           1,000 sq metres

 

* The impervious surface area is calculated by identifying this surface type on individual properties using Council’s aerial photos and the GIS system.

 

Calculation of Area to be charged

 

As the departmental guidelines assume that 90% of business properties are impervious, the impervious surface is grossed up to determine the area of the land subject to the charge. That is:

 


 

Impervious area /90 x 100

= 1000 / 90 * 100

= 1111 square metres.

 

Applying charges recommended for business properties, the charge will be:

 

For the first 350 square metres                                         $25.00

For the second 350 square metres                                  $25.00

For the third 350 square metres                                       $25.00

For the remaining square metres                                     $25.00

Total charge                                                                             $100.00

 

It should be noted that properties with an area less than 4,000 square metres are able to have the charge reviewed under the appeal process.

 

Properties categorised as Business (Strata Units)

A Stormwater Management Service Charge will be levied on each eligible business strata unit within the urban stormwater catchment area based on one of the following two scenarios:

 

Scenario 1 – Business Strata Units Only

If the strata complex contains only business properties (i.e. not mixed development) the charge per strata unit will be calculated by using a charge of $25.00 per 350m² of the land area occupied by the strata scheme (or part thereof),proportioned by the unit entitlement of each lot in the strata scheme.  In the event that this approach results in charge of less than $5.00 per unit, a minimum charge of $5.00 will be levied on each strata unit.

This method of charging is consistent with the methodology used to charge non-strata titled business properties.

Scenario 2 – Business and Residential Strata Units (Mixed Development)

If the strata complex contains mixed development (i.e. properties rated as both business and residential) the dominant rating category of the total parcel of land, using data provided by the Valuer General, must be determined and charges will apply for Business strata units or Residential strata units as previously adopted. In the event that a mixed development is 50% residential and 50% business, Council has the discretion to determine whether to charge the property as a residential or business property.

 

Urban Land Exempt from the Stormwater Management Service Charge

The same exemptions that apply to non-rateable properties for other rates and charges also apply in respect of the stormwater management service charge pursuant to the Local Government Act.

 

In addition, the following properties are also exempted from this charge under the provisions:

 

·    Rateable land owned by the Crown

·    Rateable land under a lease for private purposes granted under the Housing Act 2001 or the Aboriginal Housing Act 1998

·    Vacant Land

 

Councils are also not to levy the charge on properties where they do not provide a stormwater management service.

 

The following table shows the 2016/17 charge structure and associated yield amounts for the Stormwater Management Service Charge.


 

 

Property Type

Number of Properties

Annual Charge ($)

Yield ($)

Residential Properties (not strata titled)

7,326

25.00

183,150

Residential Strata Units (not within a mixed development)

2,204

12.50

27,550

Business Strata Units (not within a mixed development)

504

**Varying Amounts

(5.00 minimum charge)

11,705

Business Strata Units (within a mixed development)

123

12.50

1,538

Business Properties (not strata titled)

565

**Varying Amounts

(25.00 minimum charge)

67,525

Totals

10,814

 

291,928

 

** Varying Amounts: A single annual flat charge does not apply to Business Properties (as charges are based on an individual property’s impervious land area), or Business Strata Units not within a mixed development (as charges are based on the common property land area and strata unit entitlement for each strata complex). As a result, individual annual charges have been omitted form the above table.

 

Funds derived from the Stormwater Management Service Charge must be spent on transparent (i.e. on ground) works and the community must be advised of the proposed works and projects as part of the Operational Plan consultation process. 

 

Details of expenditure on overall stormwater/drainage capital works can be found in Capital Works section of the Budget document as part of this Revenue Policy.

 

Water Charges

 

Council's water charging structure is made up of two tiers, a fixed annual charge for all properties and a usage charge based on actual water consumed.  In addition a small amount of revenue is generated from fixed annual charges for fire services.

 

Fixed water charges for both Residential and Non-Residential properties are charged depending on water meter connection size and the number of services connected to the property.

 

Vacant land which does not have a water meter connected will be charged the equivalent of 50% of the 20mm Service Charge.

 

To properly reflect the water load a water connection can place on the system, fixed annual charges are proportional to the square of the size of the customer’s water supply service, which is in accordance with the NSW State Government’s “Best Practice Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Guidelines”.

 

The formula used to derive annual water fixed charges based on connection size is:

                         WF = WF20 x (D2/400)

Where:                       WF                   =          Customer’s Annual Water Fixed Charge ($)

WF20                                      =          Annual Water Fixed Charge for a 20mm

diameter water supply service connection ($)

                         D                      =          Diameter of water supply service (mm)

Water Fixed Charge - Annual Charges (Section 501)

 

Residential Properties

 

Service Type

Annual Charge ($)

Number of Services

Estimated Yield ($)

20mm Service

179

7,953

1,423,587

25mm Service

280

42

11,760

32mm Service

459

8

3,672

40mm Service

716

14

10,024

50mm Service

1,119

8

8,952

65mm Service

1,891

0

0

80mm Service

2,864

0

0

100mm Service

4,475

1

4,475

Vacant Land

90

176

15,752

Strata Unit (Residential)

179

2,196

393,084

Fire Service

238

9

2,143

Total

 

10,407

1,873,449

 

Non-Residential Properties

 

Service Type

Annual Charge ($)

Number of Services

Estimated Yield ($)

20mm Service

179

455

81,445

25mm Service

280

155

43,400

32mm Service

459

45

20,655

40mm Service

716

88

63,008

50mm Service

1,119

61

68,259

65mm Service

1,891

2

3,782

80mm Service

2,864

9

25,776

100mm Service

4,475

10

44,750

Vacant Land

90

34

3,043

Strata Unit (Business)

179

709

126,911

Fire Service

238

55

13,094

Total

 

1,623

494,123

 

Water Usage Charges (Section 502)

 

A charge will be raised for the use of the Water Supply Service on a quarterly basis based on the usage recorded through the water meter or meters servicing each property. The charge will be based on an inclining block tariff and will apply on an annual basis as follows:

 

Residential Properties                  up to 450/kl per reading year                              $2.47 per kl

usage above 450/kl per reading year               $3.70 per kl

 

Non-Residential Properties       all water usage                                                          $2.65 per kl

 

·    The estimated income from Residential water usage charges for 2016/17 is $4,384,135.

·    The estimated income from Non-Residential water usage charges for 2016/17 is $2,081,740.

 


 

Sewerage Charges

 

Council’s sewerage pricing structure similar to the water pricing incorporates a two component pricing structure, a fixed annual charge for all properties and a usage charge based on water usage and discharge volume into the sewerage system.

 

An annual Sewerage Fixed Charge will apply to all single dwelling residential properties including strata title units. Land that is vacant with no existing premise connected to the council sewer system will be charged equivalent to 50% of the Residential Sewerage Fixed Charge.

 

The Sewerage Fixed Charge for Residential properties for 2016/17 will be $819.00.

 

The Sewerage Fixed Charge for Non-Residential properties is proportional to the size of the water supply service connection to the property in order to reflect the potential load placed on the sewerage system.

 

Properties which are not separately metered, and all Non-Residential Strata Title units will be charged a Sewerage Service Fixed Charge equivalent to that of a Non-Residential property with a 20mm water connection.

 

Land that is vacant with no existing premise connected to the council sewer system will be charged equivalent to 50% of the Non-Residential Sewerage Fixed Charge for a 20mm connection.

 

Sewerage Fixed Charge - Annual Charges (Section 501)

 

Residential Properties

 

Service Type

Annual Charge ($)

Number of Services

Estimated Yield ($)

Residential Sewerage Service Fixed Charge

819

7,272

5,955,768

Strata Units (Residential)

819

2,201

1,802,619

Vacant Land – not connected to Sewer

410

294

120,393

Sewerage Access Charge  25mm (multi-occupancy)

1,280

28

35,840

Sewerage Access Charge  32mm (multi-occupancy)

2,097

7

14,679

Sewerage Access Charge  40mm (multi-occupancy)

3,276

13

42,588

Sewerage Access Charge  50mm (multi-occupancy)

5,119

8

40,952

Sewerage Access Charge  65mm (multi-occupancy)

8,651

0

0

Sewerage Access Charge  80mm (multi-occupancy)

13,104

0

0

Sewerage Access Charge 100mm(multi-occupancy)

20,475

0

0

Residential (with Sewer Pods)**

794

173

137,362

Totals

 

9,996

8,150,201

 

** Residential properties connected to Council’s sewerage system via a Sewer Pod device (New Brighton / Billinudgel areas) are charged a sewerage fixed charge of $777.00 which is $25.00 less than the standard residential charge. The $25.00 reduction per annum is to assist in paying for electricity costs incurred by customers in the use of the Sewer Pods.

 


 

Sewerage Fixed Charge - Annual Charges (Section 501)

 

Non-Residential Properties

 

Service Type

Annual Charge ($)

Number of Services

Estimated Yield ($)

Non-Residential Properties (including Non-Rateable Properties)

 

 

 

Sewer Service Access Charge - Non-Residential Strata Units

819

693

567,567

Sewer Service Access Charge – Vacant Land

410

49

20,066

Non-Residential Properties (with Sewer Pods)**

794

9

7,146

Sewer Service Access Charge 20mm

819

403

330,057

Sewer Service Access Charge 25mm

1,280

141

180,480

Sewer Service Access Charge 32mm

2,097

42

88,074

Sewer Service Access Charge 40mm

3,276

73

239,148

Sewer Service Access Charge 50mm

5,119

51

261,069

Sewer Service Access Charge 65mm

8,651

2

17,302

Sewer Service Access Charge 80mm

13,104

10

131,040

Sewer Service Access Charge 100mm

20,475

7

143,325

Totals

 

1,480

1,985,274

 

** Non-Residential properties connected to Council’s sewerage system via a Sewer Pod device (New Brighton / Billinudgel areas) are charged a sewer fixed charge based on $777.00 which is $25.00 less than the standard residential charge. The $25.00 reduction per annum is to assist in paying for electricity costs incurred by customers in the use of the Sewer Pods.

 

Sewerage Usage Charges (Section 502)

 

A sewerage discharge factor applies to all sewerage infrastructure users.  The discharge factor is applied to the total water usage for properties and reflects the typical load properties place on the sewerage system.

 

The Sewer discharge factor is the ratio of all wastewater discharged from a premises to the sewerage system to the total water consumption expressed as a percentage.

 

For residential properties, the discharge factor is 75% and therefore the charge per kilolitre (1,000 litres) is $1.85 (being 75% of the water usage charge).

 

Sewerage discharge factors for non-residential properties are determined by the type of activity undertaken on the property and are calculated as defined in the NSW Department of Water and Energy, Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines April 2009.

·    The estimated income from residential sewerage usage charges for 2016/17 is $3,094,526.

 

Non-residential properties can have different sewerage discharge factors dependent on the nature of the business. The sewerage discharge factor (SDF) for non-residential properties has been determined using category of business guidelines set by the New South Wales Office of Water.

 

The sewerage usage charge for non-residential properties is therefore calculated by applying the business category SDF to a non-residential sewerage usage charge of $2.47 per kilolitre.

·    The estimated income from non-residential sewerage usage charges for 2016/17 is $1,484,387..

 


 

Liquid Trade Waste Fixed Charge (Section 501)

 

Liquid Trade Waste means “all liquid waste other than sewage of a domestic nature.”

 

The purpose of this charge is to cover the costs incurred by Council for the administration and management (including inspections) of these systems.

 

The liquid trade waste classifications are based on the level of impact dischargers have on the sewerage system.

 

Liquid Trade Waste Annual Charge is charged on properties that discharge liquid trade waste but are not required to apply for Council approval.

Category 1 dischargers are those businesses which conduct an activity deemed by Council as requiring minimal pre-treatment and are considered low risk.

Category 2 dischargers are those businesses which conduct an activity generating medium to high level liquid trade waste that requires a pre-treatment equipment (such as a grease trap) to be installed.

Category 2S dischargers are those businesses which conduct an activity of transporting and/or discharging septic tank or pan content into the sewerage system.

Category 3 dischargers are those businesses which discharge large volumes of liquid trade waste (over 20 kl/d) to the sewerage system.

 

Service Type

Annual Charge ($)

Number of Services

Estimated Yield ($)

Liquid Trade Waste – Annual Charge

31

6

248

Liquid Trade Waste – Category 1 - Residential

153

1

153

Liquid Trade Waste – Category 1

153

83

12,699

Liquid Trade Waste – Category 2

255

189

48,195

Liquid Trade Waste – Category 2S

255

1

255

Liquid Trade Waste – Category 3
(Large Industrial and Commercial Premises)

429

3

1287

Totals

 

285

62,837

 

Liquid Trade Waste Usage Charges (Section 502)

 

Liquid trade waste dischargers have a Trade Waste Discharge Factor (TWDF) added to their Sewerage Discharge Factor (SDF) to determine their total sewerage usage charge.

 

Like the SDF factors the TWDF factors have been determined using category of business guidelines set by the NSW Department of Water and Energy.

 

The trade waste usage charge for non-residential properties is therefore calculated by applying the business category TWDF against the liquid trade waste usage charge of $2.24 per kilolitre.

 

Usage charges will apply to Category 2 and 3 liquid trade waste dischargers and charges will be calculated as defined in NSW Department of Water and Energy, Liquid Trade Waste Regulation Guidelines April 2009.

 

·    The estimated income from non-residential trade waste usage charges for 2016/17 is $265,976.

 

Non-Complying Trade Waste Discharge Users (Sections 501 and 502)

 

Properties that are technically noncomplying users of Council’s sewerage reticulation system will be levied a sewerage usage charge of $3.70 per kilolitre.

 

This charge is a valuable tool in achieving compliant sewerage infrastructure.

 

Council has issued advice to a property where a private sewer pumping station is not compliant. A three month period has elapsed and the premises remain non-compliant.

 

NonComplying Water Supply Users (Sections 501 and 502)

 

Properties that are technically noncomplying users of Council’s water supply will be levied a water usage charge of $5.30 per kilolitre.

 

This charge is a valuable tool in achieving compliance with water supply and private fire hydrant systems.

 

There are two possible scenarios on why this charge can be applied to a property:

 

1.     Council has issued advice to the owner that no backflow device or private fire hydrant system has been installed where necessary. A three month period has elapsed and the premises remain non-compliant.

 

2.     Council has issued advice to the owners that no backflow devices or fire hydrants maintenance report has been provided. A three month period has elapsed and the premises remain non-compliant.

 

Calculation of Usage Charges

 

Residential Property discharging Sewerage

The following formula indicates how total usage charges would be calculated for a residential property consuming water and discharging sewerage.

 

TUC = (C x UC) + (SDF x C x UC)

 

Where:                       TUC    =          Total Usage Charges ($)

C   =          Water Consumption (kilolitres)

                         UC       =          Water Usage Charge ($)

                         SDF     =          Sewerage Discharge Factor (%)

 

Non-Residential Property discharging Sewerage

 

The following formula indicates how total usage charges would be calculated for a non-residential property consuming water and discharging sewerage.

 

TUC = (C x UC) + (SDF x C x UCs)

 

Where:                       TUC    =          Total Usage Charges ($)

C   =          Water Consumption (kilolitres)

C   =          Water Usage Charge ($)

                         UCs     =          Sewerage Usage Charge ($)

                         SDF     =          Sewerage Discharge Factor (%)

 

Non-Residential Property discharging Sewerage & Trade Waste

 

The following formula indicates how total usage charges would be calculated for a non-residential property consuming water and discharging both sewerage and liquid trade waste.

 

TUC = (C x UC) + (SDF x C x UCs) + (TWDF x C x UCt)

 

Where:                       TUC    =          Total Usage Charges ($)

C   =          Water Consumption (kilolitres)

                         UC       =          Water Usage Charge ($)

                         UCs     =          Sewerage Usage Charge ($)

                         UCt     =          Liquid Trade Waste Usage Charge ($)

                         SDF     =          Sewerage Discharge Factor (%)

                         TWDF =          Trade Waste Discharge Factor (%)

 

On-Site Sewerage Management Systems (OSMS) – Approval to operate Annual Fee

 

Commencing from 1 July 2013, Council will charge an annual fee for the Approval to Operate (ATO) an Onsite Sewer Management System (OSMS) that will be disclosed on the rate notice issued to each relevant ratepayer.  The annual fee to be charged is related to the application for or renewal of approval to operate an OSMS.  The fee per annum implemented for 2016/17 is to be $44.00 per OSMS or Equivalent Tenement.  It is expected the fee will raise $151,580 per annum to be spent specifically on the management of OSMS systems by Council.  This process will replace the current application based process for the renewal of an ATO.

 

In adopting the 2015/16 OSMS fee, Council also resolved  (13-135) to develop a revised fee structure for the renewal of an ATO based on a tiered range of fees according to the pollution risk (ie high / medium / low), which will determine the frequency for inspections. This fee structure will be developed over time and implemented in a future financial period.

 

The revenue generated by the fees collected will be restricted with the funds generated used to fund OSMS related programs and activities, including an OSMS education and assessment program.

 

Asset Replacement Programs

 

Plant and Equipment

Plant and equipment to be disposed of or replaced has either reached the end of its economic life or is no longer required for Council's operations.

 

Motor Vehicles

Council's sedan type vehicles are traded at the time considered the most economically viable, taking into account age, kilometres travelled, changeover costs and market demands.

 

Land Assets

Council has identified property for review and potential sale in its Financial Sustainability Project Plan.  Potential sale of property may occur from time to time.

 

Pricing Policy/Competitive Neutrality

 

Council's Pricing Policy is to recover full costs for consumer specific services except where a community service obligation exists to justify charging less than full costs. Full cost attribution is applied to all business activities. The following programs are considered to be of a commercial nature:

 

Category One Businesses                                                       

 

(Turnover greater than $2 million)                                       

 

1. Water Supplies                                                                        

2. Sewerage Services                                                                

3. Caravan Parks


 

BORROWINGS

 

New Loan Borrowings

It is anticipated that the following projects will be funded from new loan borrowings in 2016/2017:

 

Item                               ($'000)

General Fund             $Nil

 

Water Fund                 $Nil

 

Sewer Fund                 $Nil

 

Total                              $Nil

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services                                           13.1 - Attachment 1

2016-2017 FEES AND CHARGES

 

Refer to Council’s Fees and Charges at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/fees-and-charges

 

 


BYRON SHIRE COUNCIL

Staff Reports - Corporate and Community Services                                           13.1 - Attachment 1

APPENDIX 1

 

COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN, DELIVERY PROGRAM AND OPERATIONAL PLAN LINKAGES

Delivery Program Key Activities

OPERATIONAL PLAN ACTIONS

Community Strategic Plan Strategies

Organisation

Development

Corporate and
Community

Services

Infrastructure

Services

Sustainable

Environment

and Economy

1

Develop and implement the revised organisational structure.