29 September 2019
Collection of the NRM levy
On your Council rates you will have also had to pay the Natural Resources Management levy. While this levy goes to a good cause Council is never fully reimbursed for this by the NRM. Council also must pay the full sum even if ratepayers refuse to pay it. It also makes your rates look higher than they actually are and in recent years the levy has increased way beyond inflation. Councils have now won their first battle through the Local Government Association to forgo collecting the $43 million in taxes. The change to legislation was introduced into the Legislative Council withe support of Labor, The Greens and SA-BEST.