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CITY OF KALGOORLIE-BOULDER 2021/22 RATES

This year, the City’s annual budget demonstrates a strengthened focus on developing elements that are important to our community at large with a strong emphasis on projects delivered in the immediate future. We have also put an emphasis on the improvement of public spaces for the enjoyment and functionality of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

As a Council, we are proud to have successfully endorsed a lesser rates percentage increase of 2.9% from the proposed 4% while still adopting our City’s largest budget in our history at a total of $135 million for 2021/22.

This period brings much excitement for the transformation of key locations across our City, commencing with the immediate works
to the Hannan Street Footpath Upgrade at an allocated $2 million, and a further allocation of $15 million to the Kalgoorlie City Centre Redevelopment project.

The community can be reassured of our continued commitment to new community safety initiatives as a high priority with an allocated$100,000.

In 2021/22 we will also see our promise kept to continue planting a record number of trees for the third year in a row, with an allocated $100,000 for street tree replacement that might not have immediate benefit, but we know that future generations will appreciate the efforts of today.

We have also included in the budget $100,000 for upgrades to the recreational areas at Lake Douglas, on top of the regular maintenance, which will make it a more appealing place for everyone to visit and enjoy.

There is also $120,000 for new outdoor exercise equipment and $250,000 for a new Christmas tree and new decorations, to enhance our celebrations for families to enjoy.

We have set aside more than $800,000 to carry out extensive renovation works on both the Boulder and Kalgoorlie Town Halls,
$7 million for the City’s contribution to the Kalgoorlie Golf Course Club House, as well as significant funding for our economic development initiatives.

After the previous financial year provided much uncertainty of the future of our country’s economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am proud as Mayor to see this year’s budget reflect an inspiring emphasis on our community shared spaces, providing additional reasons to be proud to be a Kalgoorlie-Boulder resident.

John Bowler, 
Mayor

Pay Your Rates Now

Payment methods

Pay in Person
At one of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder offices
Administration Building - 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie
Customer Service Centre Kalgoorlie Town Hall - 316 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie
(cashier hours 8:30am to 4.30pm Mon to Fri)
 
Pay by Mail
Post cheques crossed “Not Negotiable” to:
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
P O Box 2042, Boulder, WA, 6432
 
Pay by BPAY
You will need to enter the biller code (2816) and
the reference number which is located on your remittance advice
Contact your bank or financial institution to make this
payment from your cheque, savings, debit, credit card
transaction account. More info: www.bpay.com.au
 
Pay by BPOINT
You will need to enter your reference number
which is located on your remittance advice
Click here to pay
Phone 13 19 98

Pay in person at any Post Office
Credit Card – Mastercard & Visa Card
Internet www.postbillpay.com.au
Phone 13 18 16

Full payment

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder rates and charges are payable within 35 days of issue of the rate notice.

Full payment is due by close of business on 1 October 2021.

After this date, interest will be charged on outstanding amounts at 7% per annum.

Additionally, ratepayers who pay the full amount before the due date will be eligible to enter the Rates Prize draw, and will not be required to pay an administration fee.

Payment by instalments

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder rates and charges are payable within 35 days of issue of the rate notice.

Residents may choose to pay their rates by instalments. However, the following additional charges will apply:

  • Administration fee
  • Interest on second and subsequent payments (up to 5% per annum)

Residents may choose from 2 payment plans:

  • 2-instalment plan (01/10/21, 03/12/21)
  • 4-instalment plan (01/10/21, 03/12/21, 04/02/22, 08/04/22)

In order for an instalment plan to be valid, the first payment must be made on the due date shown on the rates notice, and must include:

  • First instalment amount
  • Any arrears due
  • Administration fee
  • Any other charges reflected in the notice

A reminder notice will be sent before the due date of each subsequent instalment.

Failure to pay instalment may lead to cancellation of instalment plans and additional penalties.

Special payment arrangements

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder rates and charges are payable within 35 days of issue of the rate notice.

If you are unable to pay your rates, or cannot meet the deadline for the first instalment, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder can arrange an alternate payment plan for you.

These special arrangements usually require weekly, fortnightly or monthly direct debit payments from an Australian bank account. An annual administration fee of $39.50 apply to each payment plan. 

If you would like to set up a Special Arrangement please contact the Rates Team on (08) 9021 9654 to have a payment plan worked out for you.

Overpaid Rates

Request a refund
If you have overpaid your rates account and or made an incorrect payment to the wrong rates account, you can apply to have the payment refunded by completing our rates refund request form.

Any overpayment will only be refunded if the rates account is in credit.
 
What information do you need to provide

  • Is your property going through a settlement?
  • How did you make your payment (via BPAY, Australia Post, Credit Card, Direct Debit, Cheque, Centrepay or EFT)?
  • Provide us with ‘proof of payment’ to make sure we refund to the correct person.  This could be a copy of your bank statement or receipt.
  • Refunds relating to direct debit payments will be paid directly into the bank account from where the payments are being deducted from.

How to submit your request form
You can email the form to mailbag@ckb.wa.gov.au or mail to PO Box 2042, Boulder WA 6430.
 
Do you require assistance?
If you require assistance in completing the refund form, you can visit our Customer Service Centre located  in our Administration Office, 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 (office hours 8.30am-4.30pm Mon-Fri). 

Rates Prize Draw

Pay your rates in full by its due date to be in the draw to win, thanks to the National Australia Bank and City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

FIRST PRIZE: $7,000 - Rates must be paid by 17 September 2021
SECOND PRIZE: $2,000 - Rates must be paid by 24 September 2021
THIRD PRIZE: $1,000 - Rates must be paid by 01 October 2021
 

  1. This competition is a promotion run by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (“Promoter”).
  2.  Entries, information on prizes & how to enter form part of these Terms & Conditions.
  3.  Participation in this competition constitutes acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.
  4. To enter the competition, the entrant must;
  • Be a current individual ratepayer of the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder (excluding Elected Members and staff - refer to clause 5).
  • Pay their 2021/22 rates in full by the due dates displayed on their annual rates billing notice:
    • 1st prize is $7,000 Cash - Payment due by 10.00pm WST, 17 September 2021
    • 2nd prize is $2,000 Cash - Payment due by 10.00pm WST, 24 September 2021
    • 3rd prize is $1,000 Cash - Payment due by 10.00pm WST, 01 October 2021 and
  • Not be considered an “excluded entity” as described in clause 6.
  1. City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Elected Members and staff are ineligible to enter the competition. 
  2. An Excluded Entity is not eligible for inclusion in the Competition. Excluded Entities are:
    • State and/or Federal Government Agencies;
    • Corporations; and
    • Property owners of non-rateable land as per Section 6.26(2) of the Local Government Act 1995.
  3. Payment must be received before the closing dates mentioned to go into the draws. No responsibility is accepted for late, lost or misdirected payments.
  4. The competition commences 29 July 2021 and closes 10.00pm WST, 01 October 2021.
  5. The competition will be drawn at 10.00am (WST) on Wednesday 06 October 2021, at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Administration Building, 577 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie.
  6. Three winners will be randomly selected via a computer program, under the supervision of representatives from the City & the National Australia Bank. The promoter’s decision is final & no correspondence will be entered into.
  7. The winners will be notified by phone, email & registered mail of their prize win.
  8. The 1st prize winner will be invited to attend a Rates Prize Draw photo session at a date to be advised.
  9. The prize winners will receive their cash payment via an EFT transaction into their nominated bank account.
  10. Competition results will be published in the Kalgoorlie Miner Newspaper on Saturday, 09 October 2021.
  11. The information that entrants provide will be used by the Promoter for the purpose of conducting the competition. By entering this competition entrants consent to the use of their contact details for the purposes described in this clause.

 
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020/21 rates prize draw competition, which was drawn on 23 September 2020 at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Administration Building. 

1st prize - $7,000
A20354 – Zach Fagan

2nd prize - $2,000
A2886 - Brander Te Puke

3rd prize - $1,000
A9616 - John & Cheryl Cappello

E-Rates prize - $500 Visa Gift Card
A35204 - 33A Harvey Street

Financial counselling
If you are experiencing financial hardship and require financial counselling assistance please contact the Financial Counselling Hotline on 1800 007 007. 

The Financial Counselling Hotline is a state government funded service which provides information, strategies and guidance to assist all members of the community experiencing financial hardship. It is a free, confidential service, which can also refer you to a local financial counsellor if assistance over the phone is not possible.
Recovery of rates
If you are unable to pay your rates and charges by the Final Notice due date, Council’s Debt Collection Policy will be invoked immediately. The full outstanding amount may be recovered by Civil Proceeding in the Court i.e. by Issuing General Procedure Claim and Property Seizure and Sale Orders if required). All related legal charges and interest will be on charged to the ratepayer.

Only full payment or a suitable payment arrangement will stop legal proceedings. 
Sewerage: Financial hardship for water services
The City understands ratepayers experiencing financial hardship may find it difficult to pay their rates account.  We are committed to working with our ratepayers to find an appropriate payment solution that is effective and sustainable.

What is Financial Hardship?
You will be considered to be in financial hardship if paying the sewered area rates will affect your ability to meet your basic living needs. In short, if you have the intention but not the financial capacity to pay. The City is committed to providing additional support to assist you in meeting your legal commitments.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, we would like you to contact us as soon as possible to discuss your situation. We can offer you a payment plan over an extended period, if you agree and maintain the arrangement.

Flexible Payment Arrangements
If you have the ability to commit to a regular payment amount, a flexible payment arrangement may be suitable for you. A flexible payment arrangement offers the following;
  • Choose from various alternatives payment plans in accordance with your circumstances and capacity to pay.
  • Be shielded from recovery action and associated recovery costs when you agree and maintain a sustainable payment plan.
  •  Renegotiate the amount of your instalments if there is a change in you circumstances.
Automatic Payment Options - Direct Debit
If you have the ability to commit to a regular payment amount you can sign up for a fee free automatic payment through a Direct Debit arrangement from your bank account.  

Assessment
We will consider any information provided by you as well as your rates payment history. As soon as we have made our assessment, we will advise you of the outcome.  If after ten days an assessment has not been made, we will refer you to a financial counsellor for assessment. 

Complaints Handling
The City is committed to solving issues as quickly as possible. If you have a complaint, please contact us.

If you are not satisfied with the way we handle your complaint, you may refer your complaint to the Energy and Water Ombudsman. The Energy and Water Ombudsman will investigate your complaint and may mediate the dispute between you and us. 

The Energy and Water Ombudsman’s contact details are:
PO Box Z5386
St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6831
Ph: 08 9220 7588
Freecall: 1800 754 004
TTY: National Relay Service 1800 555 727
Fax: 9220 7599
Email: energyandwater@ombudsman.wa.gov.au
Website: www.ombudsman.wa.gov.au/energyandwater

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
If you need an interpreter, please call Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) on 131 450 and ask them to telephone the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder on (08) 9021 9600.
 
National Relay Service (NRS)
If you are deaf, or have a hearing impairment or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service www.relayservice.gov.au:
TTY users - phone 133 677 then ask for 08 9021 9600.
Speak and Listen users - phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 08 9021 9600.
 
Our business hours are 8:30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. 

Please download the Financial Hardship Policy for Water Services from the quicklinks panel for further information.