Review of the Council funded pensioner remission scheme resulted in Council resolving to provide a set remission of $90 to all pensioners who are the principal ratepayer of their principal place of residence. The remission is conditional on the principal ratepayer being eligible to receive the full state government cost of living concession as at 01/07/2016.
The Council funded rate remission to Self Funded Retirees has been discontinued.
The Department for Communities & Social Inclusion has provided Council with a listing of pensioners who as at 01/07/2016 are eligible to receive the Cost of Living Concession.
Ratepayers becoming eligible to receive the Cost of Living Concession after 01/07/2016 will not be eligible to receive a council funded rate remission in the 2016/2017 financial year.
Estimated total cost to Council to provide this remission in the 2016/2017 financial year is $93,000.
Where a Council funded remission of rates is provided, sale of land to which the remission relates prior to the due date of the quarter 1 instalment will result in the Council funded pensioner remission being withdrawn.