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No. 1 of 2010 Determinations/Other as made
This Determination revokes the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water and Sewer Services Fees and Charges Determination No. 3 of 2009 and sets the fees for water and sewerage charges on Cocos (Keeling) Islands from 1 July 2010.
Administered by: Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
Registered 30 Jun 2010
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Sep-2010
Tabled Senate28-Sep-2010
Date of repeal 01 Jul 2011
Repealed by Cocos (Keeling) Islands Water and Sewer Services Fees and Charges Determination No. 4 of 2011

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

 

Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955

Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996

 

Determination of Fees for Water and Sewerage Services No. 1 of 2010

 

Section 3 of the Utilities and Services Ordinance 1996 (the Ordinance) authorises the Administrator to make provision for the supply and use of utilities and services in relation to, amongst other things, water and drainage and sewerage in the Territory.  Section 4 of the Ordinance provides that the Administrator is to impose a fee for the provision to a person, or the use by a person, of such utilities and services. 

The Determination of Fees for Water and Sewerage Services No. 1of 2010 (the Determination) sets the fees for water and wastewater charges on Cocos (Keeling) Islands and replaces the Determination of Fees for Water and Sewerage Services No.3 of 2009.

It is Government policy that there should be parity between the prices in the Territory and those in Western Australia wherever possible.  The fees set in the Determination are substantially the same as those which apply in Western Australia and are considerably less than the cost of supply.  Accordingly, consultation on the fees was not undertaken. 

 

The Determination commences on 1 July 2010.

 

Approximate rates of increase in the various fees from the previous year are described below:

 

 

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

Percent Increase

 

SCHEDULE 1 – FIXED CHARGES FOR WATER

 

 

 

 

1

Residential

$180.50

$200.40

$186.60

-6.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Commercial or Industrial except as specified in item 6.

 

 

 

 

 

15 or 20mm meter or un-metered

$500.30

$463.80

$365.90

-21.1%

 

25mm

$781.70

$724.80

$571.70

-21.1%

 

30mm

$1,126.00

$1,044.00

$823.20

-21.1%

 

35, 38 or 40mm

$2,001.00

$1,855.00

$1,463.50

-21.1%

 

50mm

$3,127.00

$2,899.00

$2,286.70

-21.1%

 

70, 75 or 80mm

$8,005.00

$7,422.00

$5,853.90

-21.1%

 

100mm

$12,507.00

$11,596.00

$9,146.70

-21.1%

 

140 or 150mm

$28,142.00

$26,091.00

$20,580.10

-21.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Institutional/Public, Charitable or Government

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Vacant land

$180.50

$200.40

$186.60

-6.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Fire service

$180.50

$200.40

$186.60

-6.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Strata titled Commercial or Industrial property sharing a water service

$180.50

$200.40

$186.60

-6.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 2 – FIXED CHARGES FOR SEWERAGE

 

 

 

 

1

Residential

 

 

 

 

 

Rate in the dollar

3.562 cents per $ of GRV

3.711 cents per $ of GRV

3.860 cents per $ of GRV

4.0%

 

Minimum Annual Charge

$275.90

$287.50

$293.50

2.1%

 

Maximum Annual Charge

$687.50

$716.40

$731.40

2.1%

 

Increase in GRV based charges from one year to the next limited to

13.40%

14.20%

12.10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Commercial / Industrial

 

 

 

 

 

Rate in the dollar

2.625cents per $ of GRV

2.735 cents per $ of GRV

2.776 cents per $ of GRV

4.0%

 

Minimum Annual Charge

$607.90

$633.40

$658.50

4.0%

 

Increase in GRV based charges from one year to the next limited to 13.6%.

13.40%

14.20%

12.10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Vacant Land

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Charge

$181.60

$189.20

$193.20

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Institutional/public and Charitable Purposes

 

 

 

 

 

First major fixture

$163.30

$170.20

$176.90

3.9%

 

Each additional major fixture

$71.80

$74.80

$77.80

4.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Government

 

 

 

 

 

Per connection

$907.65

$945.75

$983.60

4.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 3 – WATER CONSUMPTION CHARGES

 

 

 

 

1

Residential or Vacant Land

c/kL

c/kL

c/kL

 

 

0 - 150kL

64.3

72.6

98.2

35.3%

 

151 - 350kL

82.8

88.0

108.7

23.5%

 

351 - 500kL

82.8

88.0

123.7

40.6%

 

501 - 550kL

98.4

124.7

180.5

44.7%

 

551 - 650kL

108.5

133.1

186.2

39.9%

 

651 - 750kL

173.2

186.4

222.5

19.4%

 

751 - 1150kL

292.7

325.8

365.1

12.1%

 

1151 - 1550kL

513.4

524.5

500.3

-4.6%

 

1551 - 1950kL

592.4

589.5

544.6

-7.6%

 

Over 1950kL

671.2

654.4

588.8

-10.0%

 

Note additional tier 351-500kL from 01/07/2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Commercial, Industrial or Government

 

 

 

 

 

0 - 300kL

226.8

255.5

282.1

10.4%

 

over 301kL

335.3

349.4

356.7

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Institutional/Public (non-government schools, churches, community facilities etc) Charitable purposes

 

 

 

 

 

0 - 300kL

226.8

119.7

134.7

12.5%

 

over 301kL

335.3

176.8

180.5

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

Percent Increase

 

SCHEDULE 4 – BUILDING APPLICATION FEES

 

 

 

 

1

Building plans to construct a new residential building or alter an existing residential building (charge is for each residential unit).

$106.00

$106.00

$108.25

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Minor building fee for approval of an outbuilding to a single residential property, includes pools, garages and pergolas (in sewered areas only).

$31.00

$31.00

$31.65

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Building plans for multi-residential units. Per unit

$106.00/unit

$106.00

$108.25

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Building plans for other than residential and multi-residential units (construct new building/alter existing building) at a cost of:

 

 

 

 

 

Up to $22,500 (sewered area only)

$25.00

$25.00

$25.00

0.0%

 

Over $22,500 but not over $200,000

$85.00

$85.00

$85.00

0.0%

 

$200,001 but not over $500,000

$330.00

$330.00

$330.00

0.0%

 

$500,001 but not over $1,000,000

$550.00

$550.00

$550.00

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And where the cost exceeds $1,000,000 —

 

 

 

 

 

First $10,000,000

$0.90 per $’000

$0.90 per $’000

$0.90 per $’000

0.0%

 

Over $10,000,000

$9,000 plus

$9,000 plus

$9,000 plus

 

 

 

$0.25 per $’000

$0.25 per $’000

$0.25 per $’000

0.0%

 

 

Over $10,000,000

Over $10,000,000

Over $10,000,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 5 – OTHER FEES, DISCOUNTS, INTEREST RATES AND ADDITIONAL CHARGES

 

 

 

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

 

1

Relocation of service

Actual / quoted cost

Actual / quoted cost

Actual / quoted cost

 

2

Water service disconnection or reconnection

Actual / quoted cost

Actual / quoted cost

Actual / quoted cost

 

3

Special meter readings for change of ownership/tenancy

 

 

 

 

 

Within 7 days

$13.70

$14.30

$14.60

2.1%

 

Within 2 days

$46.15

$48.10

$49.10

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Advice of Sale Requests

 

 

 

 

Electronic advice – standard

$36.40

$37.95

$38.75

2.1%

 

Electronic advice – urgent

$68.75

$71.65

$73.15

2.1%

 

Manual advice – standard

$62.55

$65.20

$66.55

2.1%

 

Manual advice – urgent

$94.60

$98.55

$100.60

2.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Meter Tests

 

 

 

 

20mm to 25mm meters

$88.00

$91.50

$93.50

2.2%

 

Over 25mm meters

Actual quoted cost

Actual quoted cost

Actual quoted cost

 

6

Restoration of service after restriction

 

 

 

 

 

between 7:00am and 4:00pm any day except Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

$118.00

$123.00

 $          134.00

8.9%

 

Any Other time

$187.00

$195.00

 $          212.40

8.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Sewer Connection Charge

Actual/quoted cost

Actual/quoted cost

Actual/quoted cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Installation of Sewer Junction

Actual/quoted cost

Actual/quoted cost

Actual/quoted cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Discount

$1.50

$1.50

$1.50

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Discount Interest Rate

5.36%

2.46%

3.91%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Instalment Charge

$3.00

$3.00

$3.00

0.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Instalment Charge Interest Rate

6.36%

3.46%

4.91%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE 6 – HEADWORKS CONTRIBUTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

Headworks contributions will be payable for building developments, subdivisional developments and upgrading of existing water and wastewater services in accordance with the current charges as adopted by the Water Corporation of Western Australia.  Details