Fees and Charges

Section 608 authorises Council to charge and recover an approved fee for any service it provides other than a service provided on an annual basis for which it makes an annual charge under Section 501.

In determining its fees under Section 608, Council has taken into consideration the following factors as prescribed (Section 609):

  • the cost to Council of providing the service
  • the price suggested for that service by any relevant industry body or in any schedule of charges published from time to time by the Department
  • the importance of the service to the community
  • any factors specified in the regulations

Also in accordance with Section 404(5) of the Local Government Act, Council is not required to and does not provide any information in its Schedule of Fees of its pricing policy, which could confer a commercial advantage on a competitor in respect to Council's business enterprises.

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