Water Agencies (Powers) Act 1984

Water Agencies (Charges) By-laws 1987

These by-laws were repealed by the Water Services Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2012 s. 202(b) (No. 25 of 2012) as at 1 Jul 2014 (see s. 2(b) and Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5028).

 

 

Water Agencies (Charges) By-laws 1987

Contents

1.Citation1

2.Terms used1

Part 1 — General

3.Proportionate charges for part of year9

3A.Minimum charge prior to revaluation10

4.Exempt land10

5A.Exempt land, amount of exemption calculated13

5.Separately assessable residential land14

6.Estimation upon meter malfunction or of non‑metered quantity14

7A.Determination of quality and quantity of trade waste discharged15

7.Payment of charges16

8.Special arrangements17

8A.Concessional charges for retirement village residents18

8B.Government trading organisation and non‑commercial Government property19

8BA.Annual charges to Government trading organisations that supply water to lessees or ships19

9.Interest on overdue amounts21

9B.Calculations, including maxima, for various GRV based charges21

Part 2 — Water supply

Division 1 — Water supplied other than from irrigation works

10.Application of Division23

11.Land subject to water supply charges under this Division23

12.Exempt land23

13.Classification of land24

16.Discrete residential units27

17.Quantity charges for the supply of water27

17A.Caravan parks28

17B.Metropolitan non‑residential or commercial residential property water supply charges30

17C.Non‑metropolitan, non‑strata titled, commercial or industrial property water supply charges30

17D.Various non‑metropolitan water supply charges and classifications31

18.Concessional non‑metropolitan quantity charge32

18A.Concessional metropolitan quantity charge33

18B.Residential multi‑unit properties — rebates for eligible pensioners35

19A.Capital infrastructure charges37

Division 2 — Water supplied from certain irrigation works, other than for irrigation

20.Land subject to water supply charges under this Division38

Part 3 — Sewerage

21A.Terms used40

21.Land subject to sewerage charges40

22.Exempt land41

23.Classification of land41

25A.Metered metropolitan non‑residential property sewerage charges43

25B.Un‑metered or unconnected metropolitan non‑residential property sewerage charges45

25C.Charging for shared sewerage fixtures on metropolitan non‑residential property46

26.Metered country non‑residential or commercial residential property sewerage charges46

26A.Un‑metered or unconnected country non‑residential or commercial residential property sewerage charges48

26B.Charging for shared sewerage fixtures on country non‑residential or commercial residential property49

Part 4 — Drainage

27.Land subject to drainage charges50

28.Exempt land50

29.Classification of land51

30.Declaration of drainage areas and transitional provision51

Part 5 — Irrigation

31.Land subject to irrigation charges53

32.Exempt land53

Schedule 1 — Charges for water supply, other than from certain irrigation works, for 2013/2014

Division 1 — Fixed charges

1.Residential54

2.Metropolitan residential garden supply54

3.Connected metropolitan exempt55

4.Strata‑titled (or long‑term residential) caravan bays55

5.Strata‑titled storage unit and strata‑titled parking bay56

6.Non‑residential strata‑titled units that share a service56

7.Community residential56

8.Semi‑rural residential56

9.Connected non‑metropolitan exempt56

10.Non‑metropolitan non‑residential or commercial residential57

11.Stock58

12.Additional connections58

13.Shipping (non‑metropolitan)59

14.Local government standpipes59

15.Firefighting connections60

16.Farmland60

17.Metropolitan non‑residential (except strata‑titled units that share a service)60

18.Vacant land60

19.Garden supply for metropolitan vacant land61

Division 2 — Quantity charges

20.Metropolitan residential61

21.Metropolitan semi‑rural residential62

22.Non‑metropolitan residential62

23.Community residential63

24.Metropolitan non‑residential64

25.Connected metropolitan exempt65

26.Connected non‑metropolitan residential exempt65

27.Non‑metropolitan non‑residential65

28.Coral Bay desalinated67

29.Denham desalinated67

30.Local government standpipes68

31.Shipping68

32.Stock69

33.Building69

34.Metropolitan hydrant standpipes70

Division 3 — Formula for the purposes of by‑law 17(3)

35.Formula for the purposes of by‑law 17(3)70

Division 4 — Capital infrastructure charges determined under by‑law 19A

36.Capital infrastructure charges determined under by‑law 19A71

Schedule 2 — Charges for water supply from certain irrigation works, other than for irrigation, for 2013/2014

1.Supply other than for stock‑water or dust prevention72

2.Supply for stock‑water or dust prevention72

Schedule 3 — Charges for sewerage for 2013/2014

Division 1 — Fixed charges

1.Connected metropolitan exempt73

2.Connected country exempt73

3.Strata‑titled caravan bay74

4.Strata‑titled storage unit and strata‑titled parking bay74

5.Non‑residential strata‑titled unit (except a storage unit or parking bay)74

6.Land from which trade waste is discharged into a sewer of the Corporation75

7.Land from which trade waste is discharged into a sewer of the Corporation through grease arrestor75

Division 2 — Variable charges and charges by way of a rate

8.Metropolitan residential76

9.Metropolitan vacant land76

10.Country77

Division 3 — Variable charges

11.Trade waste discharged into a sewer of the Corporation under an approval81

12.Effluent discharged from a septic tank effluent pumping system into a sewer of the Corporation85

13A.Trade waste discharged from open area86

Division 4 — Metropolitan combined charges

13.Metropolitan non‑residential (other than vacant land)86

14.Metropolitan Government trading organisation and non‑commercial Government property87

15.Metropolitan non strata‑titled caravan park with long‑term residential caravan bays88

16.Metropolitan nursing home89

17.Certain metropolitan strata‑titled units90

Division 5 — Computation of combined metropolitan charges

18.Formula for annual charge91

19.Formula for quantity charge92

20.Discharge allowance92

Division 6 — Service charges for trade waste

21.Inspection — routine programme93

22.Meter reading — routine programme93

23.Grab samples — routine programme93

24.Composite samples — routine programme94

25.Establishment charge — unscheduled visit94

26.Product evaluation — unscheduled visit94

27.Grab samples — unscheduled visit94

28.Composite samples — unscheduled visit94

29.One off discharge of trade waste94

30.(Not used)94

Division 7 — Combined charges for country

31.Country non‑residential or commercial residential property, Government trading organisations and non‑commercial Government property94

32.Country non strata‑titled caravan park with long‑term residential caravan bays95

33.Country nursing home97

34.Certain country strata‑titled units97

35.Limit on increase98

Division 8 — Computation of combined charges for country

36.Formula for annual charge99

37.Formula for quantity charge100

38.Discharge allowance101

Schedule 4 — Charges for drainage for 2013/2014

Division 1 — Fixed charges

1.Strata‑titled caravan bay103

2.Strata‑titled storage unit and strata‑titled parking bay103

Division 2 — Charges by way of rate

3.Land in a drainage area as referred to in by‑law 27 classified as residential or semi‑rural residential103

4.Land in a drainage area classified as vacant land104

5.Land in a drainage area as referred to in by‑law 27 other than land to which item 1, 2, 3 or 4 applies104

Schedule 5 — Charges for irrigation for 2013/2014

1.Ord Irrigation District105

Schedule 7 — Concessional charges and interest rates

1.Concession (by‑law 8A(2))106

2.Interest on overdue amounts (by‑laws 8 and 9)106

Schedule 8 — Water supply charges for Government trading organisations and non‑commercial Government property

1.Annual charge (based on meter size)107

2.Volume charge (c/kL)107

Schedule 9 — Classification of towns/areas for the purpose of determining quantity charges in the previous year

Schedule 10 — Classification of towns/areas for the purpose of determining quantity charges in the current year

Notes

Compilation table129

 

Water Agencies (Powers) Act 1984

Water Agencies (Charges) By-laws 1987

1.Citation

These by‑laws may be cited as the Water Agencies (Charges) By‑laws 1987 1.

[By‑law 1 amended in Gazette 29 Dec 1995 p. 6330.]

2.Terms used

(1)In these by‑laws, unless the contrary intention appears —

aged home means an institution that, in the opinion of the Corporation —

(a)provides accommodation for aged persons; and

(b)is not operated for the purpose of profit or gain;

approval of the Corporation, in relation to the discharge of trade waste, means an approval of the Corporation described in the Water Services Act 2012 section 102;

caravan bay means site as that word is defined in the Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995;

consumption year, in relation to a property, means the period determined by the Corporation for the purposes of calculating the quantity charge for the supply of water to the property;

Corporation means the Water Corporation established by the Water Corporations Act 1995 section 4(1);

country sewerage area means a sewerage area under the Country Towns Sewerage Act 1948 2 section 4 as in force immediately before the day on which the Water Services Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2012 section 200(a) came into operation 3;

current year means the current financial year;

discharge charge means —

(a)when used in a metropolitan context, an amount calculated in accordance with the formula in Schedule 3 item 19; or

(b)when used in a country context, an amount calculated in accordance with the formula in Schedule 3 item 37; or

discharge factor means the estimated percentage of water discharged into the Corporation’s sewer in a discharge period, set for each property by the Corporation —

(a)by individual assessment and consultation with the consumer; or

(b)at a default level of 95%;

discharge period means the period commencing on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day between 1 January and 29 June in a year and ending on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day within 20 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period;

discharge volume means the approximate volume of water in kilolitres discharged into the Corporation’s sewer —

(a)calculated by multiplying the volume of water delivered to a property (where known) in a discharge period by the discharge factor set for the period; or

(b)where delivery of water by other providers or suppliers means that the actual volume delivered is not known, calculated by multiplying the estimated volume of water delivered to a property in a discharge period by the discharge factor set for the period; or

(c)where neither paragraph (a) nor (b) are appropriate, the volume estimated by the Corporation for the period;

drainage area means a drainage area under by‑law 30;

garden purposes, in relation to the supply of water, means the use of water for watering lawns and gardens appurtenant to land, including lawns and gardens growing in a street or road adjoining the land;

Government trading organisation means one of the following organisations —

Albany Port Authority — constituted under the Albany Port Authority Act 1926 4;

Bunbury Port Authority — constituted under the Bunbury Port Authority Act 1909 4;

Dampier Port Authority — constituted under the Dampier Port Authority Act 1985 4;

Department of Marine and Harbours 5 — established under section 4 of the Marine and Harbours Act 1981;

Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation — established by section 4(1)(a) of the Electricity Corporations Act 2005;

Electricity Networks Corporation — established by section 4(1)(b) of the Electricity Corporations Act 2005;

Esperance Port Authority — constituted under the Esperance Port Authority Act 1968 4;

Fremantle Port Authority — constituted under the Fremantle Port Authority Act 1902 4;

Gas Corporation — established under section 4 of the Gas Corporation Act 1994 6;

Geraldton Port Authority — constituted under the Geraldton Port Authority Act 1968 4;

Joondalup Development Corporation — established under the Joondalup Centre Act 1976 7;

Lotteries Commission — continued under the Lotteries Commission Act 1990;

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board — established under the Cemeteries Act 1986;

Metropolitan (Perth) Passenger Transport Trust 8 — constituted under the Metropolitan ( Perth ) Passenger Transport Trust Act 1957 9;

Perth Market Authority — preserved and continued under the Perth Market Act 1926;

Perth Theatre Trust — established under the Perth Theatre Trust Act 1979;

Port Hedland Port Authority — constituted under the Port Hedland Port Authority Act 1970 4;

Regional Power Corporation — established by section 4(1)(d) of the Electricity Corporations Act 2005;

State Housing Commission (“Homeswest”) — preserved and continued under the Housing Act 1980;

Western Australian Coastal Shipping Commission — established under the Western Australian Coastal Shipping Commission Act 1965;

Western Australian Development Corporation — established by the Western Australian Development Corporation Act 1983 10;

Western Australian Land Authority — established by the Western Australian Land Authority Act 1992;

Western Australian Meat Commission — established under the Abattoirs’ Act 1909 11;

Western Australian Mint — preserved and continued under the Gold Corporation Act 1987, including —

(a)GoldCorp Australia — constituted under the Gold Corporation Act 1987; and

(b)Gold Corporation — constituted under the Gold Corporation Act 1987; and

(c)the Perth Branch of the Royal Mint — established by proclamation under the Coinage Act 1870 of the Parliament of the United Kingdom ;

Western Australian Government Railways Commission (“Westrail”) — constituted under the Government Railways Act 1904 12;

GRV, in relation to land, means the gross rental value of the land;

holiday accommodation means accommodation which, at any time during the year for which a charge is to be assessed —

(a)is held out by the owner or occupier of the land on which the accommodation is situated as being available; or

(b)is made available by that owner or occupier,

for occupation for holiday purposes by persons other than that owner or occupier unless, in the opinion of the Corporation, the accommodation is not so held out or made available substantially by way of trade or business or for the purpose of any trade or business;

irrigation district refers to an irrigation district constituted under the Rights in Water and Irrigation Act 1914;

irrigation works, of a person, include a dam, reservoir or other non‑reticulated works of the person used in the provision of an irrigation service;

long term residential caravan bay means a caravan bay that is rented by a person as the person’s principal place of residence;

major fixture means —

(a)a water closet; and

(b)each urinal outlet contained within a floor mounted urinal; and

(c)each stand of wall‑hung urinals contained within a separate ablution area; and

(d)a pan washer;

metropolitan area has the meaning given in the Water Services Regulations 2013 regulation 3(1);

non‑commercial Government property means property held by a State Government body —

(a)which is not used wholly or primarily for the provision of community services or public facilities; and

(b)which is not property classified as Government trading organisation property under these by‑laws; and

(c)upon which revenue may be generated, but not to the extent that it approaches the funding level necessary for the body itself,

and includes associated buildings and facilities.

previous year means the financial year immediately preceding the current year;

quantity charge means quality/quantity charge as defined in the Water Services Act 2012 section 71(1);

residence means a private dwelling house, home unit, or flat, and includes any yard, garden, outhouse, or appurtenance belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith;

residential property, in relation to a charge, means a piece of land classified for the purposes of the Part or Division under which that charge is made as residential that, in accordance with by‑law 5, is the subject of a separate assessment of a charge;

single capital infrastructure charge means a charge set out in Column 2 of the Table to Schedule 1 item 36;

trade waste has the meaning given in the Water Services Act 2012 section 3(1);

wastewater has the meaning given in the Water Services Act 2012 section 3(1);

water supply does not include the supply of water from irrigation works of a licensee for the purpose of irrigation;

year, preceded by a reference to 2 calendar years (for example, 1987/88 or 1999/2000), subject to sub‑bylaw (2A), means —

(a)in relation to a charge not mentioned in paragraph (b), the period commencing on 1 July in the first of the years referred to and ending immediately before 1 July in the second of those years;

(b)in relation to a quantity charge —

(i)that relates to water supplied in a non‑metropolitan area, the period commencing on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day between 1 July and 31 August, inclusive, in the first of the years referred to and ending on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day within 20 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period; and

(ii)that relates to water supplied in the metropolitan area, the period commencing on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day between 1 January and 30 June in the first of the years referred to and ending on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day within 20 days of the expiration of one year after the commencement of the period; and

(iii)that relates to the discharge of trade waste, the period commencing on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day between 15 June and 15 July in the first of the years referred to and ending on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day between 15 June and 15 July in the second of the years referred to; and

(iv)that relates to wastewater (other than trade waste) discharged into the Corporation’s sewer, the period under subparagraphs (i) or (ii).

(2A)For the purposes of the definition of year, for the 2012/2013 year the period set out in paragraph (b)(i) is to end on a day determined by the Corporation, being a day no earlier than 8 months after the commencement of the period.

[(2)deleted]

(3)For the purposes of a formula in a Schedule —

(a)the symbol means less than or equal to; and

(b)the symbol > means greater than.

[By‑law 2 amended in Gazette 29 Jun 1988 p. 2112; 29 Jun 1989 p. 1870; 28 Jun 1991 p. 3267‑8; 1 Jul 1993 p. 3215; 29 Jun 1994 p. 3171; 30 Jun 1995 p. 2735; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 28 Jun 1996 p. 3104‑5; 23 Aug 1996 p. 4129; 13 May 1997 p. 2350; 27 Jun 1997 p. 3175 and 3203; 7 May 1999 p. 1859; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2789; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3187; 27 Jun 2003 p. 2285-6; 31 Mar 2006 p. 1357; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3245; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2695‑6; 19 Jun 2013 p. 2347-8; 14 Nov 2013 p. 5081-3; 27 Dec 2013 p. 6479.]

Part 1  General

3.Proportionate charges for part of year

(1)Subject to sub‑bylaw (3), where —

(a)a charge, other than a quantity charge, is prescribed for a year; and

(b)part of the way through that year, land becomes, or ceases to be, land in respect of which that charge applies,

the amount of the charge in respect of that land applicable for the part of the year concerned shall be an amount that bears to the charge prescribed for a full year the same ratio as the part of the year for which the charge applies bears to the full year.

(2)Subject to sub‑bylaw (1), a charge prescribed in respect of land for a year applies for the whole year notwithstanding that the charge may not have been prescribed until after the commencement of the year.

(3)Sub‑bylaw (1) does not apply in respect of land used, at any time during the year for which a charge is to be assessed, for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation unless —

(a)the ownership or occupation of that land changes; and

(b)the Corporation is of the opinion that the land ceases to be land used in whole or in part for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation.

(4)Where, part of the way through a year, a property is provided with a new meter and, as a result, there is a change in a meter‑based charge applicable to the property, the amount of the meter‑based charge for that year is to be calculated on a pro rata basis.

[By‑law 3 amended in Gazette 29 Jun 1988 p. 2112; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 29 Jun 2000 p. 3323; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3187; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2983.]

3A.Minimum charge prior to revaluation

The charges under by‑laws 11, 21 and 27 for land which —

(a)is the subject of a subdivision or amalgamation of land, or becomes vacant from some other action in the period prior to a general valuation of that land by the Valuer General; and

(b)is, in the opinion of the Corporation, intended for residential purposes; and

(c)does not exceed 1 200 m2 in area,

until the commencement of the next rating year, are the minimum charges —

(d)for water supply, set out in Schedule 1 item 18; and

(e)for sewerage, set out in Schedule 3 item 9 or 10(d); and

(f)for drainage, set out in Schedule 4 item 4,

which correspond to the location of the land.

[By‑law 3A inserted in Gazette 20 Sep 1991 p. 4953; amended in Gazette 1 Jul 1993 p. 3215; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2789‑90; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3187‑8; 1 Jul 2002 p. 3155; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3246.]

4.Exempt land

(1)The exemptions given by by‑laws 12, 22, 28, and 32 apply, subject in each case to the by‑law concerned, to —

(a)land the property of the Crown in right of the State that is used for a public purpose or is unoccupied; or

(b)land vested in or in the use and occupation of a local government, not being land —

(i)used for the purposes of a trading concern; or

(ii)held or occupied by any tenant under the local government;

or

(c)land belonging to or leased by a religious body, being land used or held exclusively as or for a place of public worship, Sunday‑school, a place of residence of a minister of religion, a convent, nunnery or monastery, or occupied exclusively by a religious brotherhood or sisterhood, and not being land leased or occupied for any private purpose; or

(d)land used exclusively as a public hospital, benevolent asylum, orphanage, public school, private school (being the property of a religious body), public library, public museum, public art gallery, or mechanics’ institute, and not being land leased or occupied for any private purpose; or

(e)land used, occupied, or held exclusively for charitable purposes, not being land leased or occupied for any private purpose; or

(f)land vested in any board under the Parks and Reserves Act 1895, or in trustees for agricultural or horticultural show purposes, for zoological or acclimatisation gardens or purposes, or for public resort and recreation, and not being land leased or occupied for any private purpose; or

(fa)land used, occupied or held exclusively for the purposes of societies, clubs, associations and other bodies that —

(i)conduct sporting, hobby or like activities as their sole or principal activities; and

(ii)in the opinion of the Corporation, are not operated for the purpose of profit or gain to individual members, shareholders or owners; and

(iii)are not listed in the following table —

Table

1.the body known as The Western Australian Turf Club, and any club or association formed for the conduct or promotion of galloping horse races in Western Australia ;

2.the Western Australian Trotting Association constituted under the Western Australian Trotting Association Act 1946 and any trotting club or association formed for the conduct or promotion of trotting or pacing horse races in Western Australia;

3.the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association constituted under the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association Act 1981 13 and any greyhound club or association formed for the conduct or promotion of greyhound racing in Western Australia;

or

(fb)land used on occasion for horse or greyhound racing if the land is used principally by societies, clubs, associations and other bodies referred to in paragraph (fa) and not listed in the table to that paragraph; or

(fc)land used, occupied or held exclusively for the purposes of a club or association referred to in the table to paragraph (fa) if —

(i)the land is used principally for horse or greyhound racing; and

(ii)no off‑course betting facilities are provided by the Totalisator Agency Board constituted under the Totalisator Agency Board Betting Act 1960 14 for any of the race meetings conducted on the land;

or

(g)land used or held as a cemetery; or

(h)land that the Corporation may declare under this paragraph to be exempt land for the purposes of this by‑law.

(2)Land does not cease to be used exclusively for a purpose mentioned in sub‑bylaw (1) merely because it is used for the purposes of a bazaar, or as a place of meeting for any religious, charitable, temperance, or benevolent object, or for a polling place at any parliamentary or other election.

(3)In sub‑bylaw (1)(e) charitable purposes means purposes that, in the opinion of the Corporation, involve —

(a)the provision of relief or assistance to sick, aged, disadvantaged, unemployed or young persons; or

(b)the conducting of other activities for the benefit of the public or in the interests of social welfare not otherwise mentioned in sub‑bylaw (1),

by a private organisation that is not operated for the purpose of profit or gain to individual members, shareholders or owners.

(4)If, for the provision of relief or assistance referred to in sub‑bylaw (3)(a) land is provided to a person for residential use, then for the purposes of sub‑bylaw (1)(e) the use of that land by that person and any of his or her family for residential purposes shall not be taken to be use for a private purpose.

[By‑law 4 amended in Gazette 20 Jan 1989 p. 121; 29 Jun 1989 p. 1870; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 28 Jun 1996 p. 3105; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3246; 19 Jun 2009 p. 2321.]

5A.Exempt land, amount of exemption calculated

(1)In this by‑law —

exempt land means land —

(a)which is exempt from a charge for a water service; or

(b)for which a discount is prescribed for a water service.

(2)The Corporation may provide a person with an account in respect of exempt land showing the charge that would have been payable for a water service if the exemption or discount did not apply.

(3)For the purposes of the definition of exempt land paragraph (a) in this by‑law, the amount of the exemption is to be calculated by reference to the quantity of water or wastewater concerned or the gross rental value, unimproved value or area of the land in respect of which the water service is provided.

[By-law 5A inserted in Gazette 20 Jun 2012 p. 2696-7.]

5.Separately assessable residential land

Where a charge prescribed by these by‑laws is expressed to apply in respect of residential properties, land classified for the purposes of the Part or Division under which the charge is made as residential that is used as a discrete residential unit shall be the subject of a separate assessment of the charge.

[By‑law 5 amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3246.]

6.Estimation upon meter malfunction or of non‑metered quantity

(1)Where a charge is to be assessed by reference to the quantity of water concerned and, because of a circumstance specified in sub‑bylaw (2A), an accurate meter reading measuring that quantity cannot be obtained the charge is to be assessed by reference to a quantity of water estimated by the Corporation —

(a)by reference to a daily average of the quantity of water supplied in another period; or

(b)by adjusting the quantity registered by the meter to take account of an error found on testing the meter; or

(c)on such other basis as the Corporation may determine.

(2A)For the purposes of sub‑bylaw (1), the following circumstances are specified —

(a)the meter is found not to be in proper order;

(b)the meter has been removed for repair;

(c)a physical obstruction, adverse weather or other unforeseen circumstances prevents practicable access to the meter;

(d)the meter cannot be read because the face of the meter is obscured by damage, marking, dirt or any other substance.

(2)A charge that is to be assessed by reference to the quantity of water supplied for irrigation may, where the water —

(a)is not supplied through a measuring device; or

(b)is supplied through a measuring device but the measuring device is not functioning properly,

be assessed by reference to the quantity estimated by the Corporation to have been supplied having regard to the rate of flow and the period of supply.

[By‑law 6 amended in Gazette 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3246; 21 Dec 2007 p. 6349; 19 Jun 2013 p. 2348-9.]

7A.Determination of quality and quantity of trade waste discharged

(1)In this by‑law —

approved meter means a meter approved of by the Corporation.

(2)Sub‑bylaw (3) applies to the extent to which the volume of the trade waste discharged is not accurately measured by an approved meter.

(3)For the purposes of assessing a charge for the discharge of trade waste from land into a sewer of the Corporation, the Corporation may determine the quality and volume of trade waste discharged in accordance with one or more of the following paragraphs —

(a)if the volume of wastewater discharged from the land into the sewer is accurately measured by an approved meter — by deducting from the volume an allowance for wastewater discharged that was not trade waste;

(b)by deducting from the volume of water supplied to the land, or a particular part of the land, an allowance for the volume of water supplied that was not discharged to the sewer and an allowance for wastewater discharged that was not trade waste;

(c)by reference to a waste discharge profile determined by the Corporation to be applicable to the type of trade, industry, business or calling from which the trade waste is discharged;

(d)by reference to historical data relating to the discharge of wastewater or trade waste from the land;

(e)by reference to information given to the Corporation in relation to the discharge of industrial waste under a permit under the Country Towns Sewerage By‑laws 1952 2 or the Metropolitan Water Supply, Sewerage and Drainage By‑laws 1981 2 or the discharge of trade waste under an approval of the Corporation (under the Water Services Act 2012).

[By‑law 7A inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5084-5.]

7.Payment of charges

(1)In this by‑law —

annual charge means a charge other than a quantity charge or an trade waste charge;

trade waste charge means a charge under Schedule 3 Division 1 items 6 or 7 or Division 3 or 6.

(2)A charge, or a portion of a charge, is due for payment to the Corporation on the day specified in an invoice for the charge or the portion.

(3)The day specified must be —

(a)for an trade waste charge or a single capital infrastructure charge — at least 28 days after the day on which the invoice is issued; or

(b)for all other charges — at least 16 days after the day on which the invoice is issued.

(4)An annual charge may be due for payment, in whole or in part, in advance, but not before the beginning of the year for which the charge applies.

(5)This by‑law is subject to a special payment arrangement under by‑law 8.

[By‑law 7 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2349-50; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5085-6.]

[7B.Deleted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2349.]

8.Special arrangements

(1)This by‑law does not apply to a single capital infrastructure charge.

(2)If, in a particular case, the Corporation is satisfied that there is proper cause, the Corporation may enter into a special arrangement with a person for the payment of charges.

(3)A special arrangement may be on such terms and conditions, including as to the payment of additional charges and interest, as the Corporation, having regard to the person’s circumstances, considers appropriate.

(4)Despite sub‑bylaw (3) —

(a)a special arrangement must provide for payment by regular instalments; and

[(b)deleted]

(c)if interest is payable under the arrangement — the rate at which the interest is calculated must not exceed the amount set out in Schedule 7 item 2.

[By-law 8 inserted in Gazette 27 Jun 2008 p. 2984; amended in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2350.]

8A.Concessional charges for retirement village residents

(1)This by-law does not apply —

(a)to a person who registers an entitlement to a rebate under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 in respect to a unit in a retirement village; or

(b)to a unit in a retirement village once a person has registered an entitlement to a rebate under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992.

(1a)Where a person was liable, immediately prior to 1 July 2005, to pay a charge under —

(a)Schedule 1 item 1; or

(b)Schedule 3 item 8; or

(c)Schedule 3 item 10(a); or

(d)Schedule 4 item 3,

to these by-laws in respect of a unit in a retirement village and that person is liable on or after 1 July 2005 to pay that charge in respect of that unit, the person is to be allowed a concession in respect of the charge in accordance with sub-bylaw (2).

(2)The concession to be allowed under this by‑law in respect of a charge referred to in sub-bylaw (1a) is 25% of the charge, or the amount set out in Schedule 7 item 1 opposite the particular kind of charge, whichever is the lesser amount.

(3)In this by‑law, retirement village means a number of units, the residents of which have a right to life tenancy under a lease arrangement, or a similar form of lease, and are predominantly —

(a)over 55 years old and not in full‑time employment; or

(b)retired.

[By‑law 8A inserted in Gazette 29 Jun 1990 p. 3227; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 1999 p. 2790; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3189; 1 Jul 2005 p. 3008-9; 19 Jun 2013 p. 2350.]

8B.Government trading organisation and non‑commercial Government property

Where a body holding non‑commercial Government property, or a Government trading organisation is liable to pay a charge, whether in respect of exempt land or otherwise, under —

(a)Schedule 1 item 3(b) or 10(a) or (b); or

(b)Schedule 1 item 25 or 27(a) or (f); or

(c)Schedule 1 item 33,

for each water service provided to property held by that body or organisation, with the exception of services that are provided exclusively for firefighting purposes and charged as such, and used for commercial (other than community‑related or charitable) purposes, the body or organisation is instead to pay the appropriate charge set out in Schedule 8.

[By-law 8B inserted in Gazette 29 Jun 2001 p. 3189; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3246; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2984‑5; 19 Jun 2009 p. 2322.]

8BA.Annual charges to Government trading organisations that supply water to lessees or ships

(1)Where a Government trading organisation —

(a)holds land that is provided with a water supply by the Corporation; and

(b)supplies through a meter any of the water provided to it by the Corporation —

(i)to one or more lessees of any of that land; or

(ii)to a ship in port,

the annual charge payable by the Government trading organisation shall be, instead of the charge that would otherwise apply under Schedule 8 item 1, that charge less the charge that would apply under that item for a meter of the size that would be required to supply, in aggregate, water as described in paragraph (b).

(2)Sub‑bylaw (1) does not apply where the meter required by the Government trading organisation for its water supply would be the same for size whether or not it supplied water as described in sub‑bylaw (1)(b).

(3)Where a body —

(a)holds non‑commercial Government property that is provided with a water supply by the Corporation; and

(b)supplies through a meter any of the water provided to it by the Corporation —

(i)to one or more lessees of any of that property; or

(ii)to a ship in port,

the annual charge payable by the body shall be, instead of the charge that would otherwise apply under Schedule 8 item 1, that charge less the charge that would apply under that item for a meter of the size that would be required to supply, in aggregate, water as described in paragraph (b).

(4)Sub‑bylaw (3) does not apply where the meter required by the body holding the non‑commercial Government property for its water supply would be the same size whether or not it supplied water as described in sub‑bylaw (3)(b).

[By‑law 8BA inserted in Gazette 1 May 1992 p. 1864; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 1994 p. 3172; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3189‑90.]

[8C.Deleted in Gazette 30 Jun 1995 p. 2735.]

9.Interest on overdue amounts

(1)For the purposes of section 41L —

(a)the time from which interest is to be calculated on overdue amounts is one day after the amount was due and payable; and

(b)interest is to be calculated at the rate set out in Schedule 7 item 2.

(2)For the purposes of the Land Drainage Act 1925 2 section 100B —

(a)the period prescribed is one day after rates become due and payable; and

(b)interest is to be payable at the rate set out in Schedule 7 item 2.

[By‑law 9 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2351.]

[9A.Deleted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2351.]

9B.Calculations, including maxima, for various GRV based charges

(1)Where a charge that is determined by reference to the GRV of the relevant land under Schedule 3 item 8 or 10, or Schedule 4 item 5, for the current year, is more than 12% greater than the charge calculated for the same service (and under the same circumstances) in the previous year, the charge is only payable up to that 12% increase.

(2)Where a charge that is determined by reference to the GRV of the relevant land under Schedule 4 item 3 or 4, for the current year, is more than $25.00 greater than the charge calculated for the same service (and under the same circumstances) in the previous year, the charge is only payable up to that $25.00 increase per residential unit in the case of residential land, or per lot in the case of vacant land.

(3)Where, for a portion of the current year (the part year), in respect of property subject to a charge that is determined by reference to the GRV of the relevant land under Schedule 3 item 8 or 10, or Schedule 4 item 3, 4 or 5, there is a change in the circumstances that affects the method of calculating the charge for that property, the charge payable for the part year is to be determined as follows —

(a)the charge is to be determined for the whole of the current year on the basis of the changed circumstances;

(b)the Corporation may estimate a notional charge for the previous year in respect of that property, being the charge that would have been payable for that year if the matters and circumstances currently prevailing had prevailed for the whole of that year;

(c)the charge determined in accordance with paragraph (a) is to be limited (where relevant) in accordance with sub‑bylaw (1) or (2) (whichever is relevant), using the notional charge estimated in accordance with paragraph (b);

(d)the charge determined in accordance with paragraph (a) (as limited in accordance with paragraph (c) where relevant) is to be reduced by the same proportion that the part year bears to the whole of the current year.

[By-law 9B inserted in Gazette 25 Jun 2010 p. 2901‑3; amended in Gazette 23 Jun 2011 p. 2417; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2697; 19 Jun 2013 p. 2351.]

Part 2 — Water supply

Division 1 — Water supplied other than from irrigation works

[Heading inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5086.]

10.Application of Division

This Division does not apply to, or in relation to, the supply or possible supply of water in the circumstances described in by‑law 20 or 31, or any other thing done or provided in relation to that supply.

[By-law 10 inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5086.]

11.Land subject to water supply charges under this Division

Land that is actually supplied or, although not actually supplied, is in the opinion of the Corporation reasonably capable of being supplied with water by the Corporation shall be taken to be land in respect of which the Corporation provides water supply and, subject to by‑law 12, charges as set out in Schedule 1 shall apply in respect of that land.

[By‑law 11 amended in Gazette 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331‑2; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2791; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3190; 14 Nov 2013 p. 5086.]

12.Exempt land

(1)In this by‑law —

water supply connection does not include a local government standpipe.

(2)Where —

(a)land described in by‑law 4; or

(b)land that is not classified capital infrastructure but is reasonably capable of being supplied by the Corporation with water from works provided in relation to land that is so classified,

is not provided with a water supply connection, the land is exempt from any charge set out in Schedule 1 to the extent set out in that Schedule other than a charge specifically provided in respect of local government standpipes.

[By‑law 12 inserted in Gazette 13 May 1997 p. 2352; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 1999 p. 2791; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3190; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3246; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2697.]

13.Classification of land

(1)For the purposes of this Division, land may, irrespective of any other classification under these by‑laws, be classified by the Corporation as follows —

(a)residential, if the land —

(i)is used wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing the owner or occupier of the land with a residence for himself, his family or servants, or any of them; and

(ii)in the opinion of the Corporation, is not used in whole or in part for the purpose of providing holiday accommodation;

(b)commercial residential, if the land, although not used wholly or primarily for the purpose mentioned in paragraph (a), is used for the purpose while also being used for the purpose of a shop, workshop, office, bakery, surgery or another business purpose;

(c)semi-rural residential, if the land is in the metropolitan area and —

(i)although not used primarily for the purpose mentioned in paragraph (a), is used for that purpose; and

(ii)is also used for the purpose of primary production (which includes use for the purpose of a farm, market garden, kennel, plant nursery, orchard, stable, vineyard or other similar purpose),

and water is used on the land wholly or primarily for the purpose mentioned in paragraph (a);

(d)non‑residential, if the land is used for business, professional, holiday accommodation, manufacturing, processing or other commercial processes that are not the subject of another class prescribed in this by‑law;

(e)vacant land, if there is no building on the land and it is not appropriate to otherwise classify the land under this by‑law;

(f)farmland, if the land comes within the definition of farmland in the Water Services Regulations 2013 regulation 3(1) and is within 2.5 km of a main or other pipe from which the Corporation is prepared to supply water to the land;

[(g)deleted]

(h)local government, if the land is not in the metropolitan area and is used by a local government for business, professional, commercial or office purposes, or as a power station, and the classification of the land is not otherwise specifically provided for in this by‑law;

(i)mining, if the land is not in the metropolitan area and is used for the purposes of mining;

(j)institutional public, if the land is not in the metropolitan area and is used for such club, institutional or public purpose as the Corporation approves, not being a purpose otherwise specifically provided for in this by‑law;

(k)community residential, if the land is occupied as a communal property on which several family units dwell at the same time and is managed by the persons dwelling on the land or a committee of them;

(l)charitable purposes, if, in the opinion of the Corporation, the land is used for the purpose of —

(i)providing relief or assistance to sick, aged, disadvantaged, unemployed or young persons; or

(ii)conducting other activities for the benefit of the public or in the interests of social welfare,

by a private organisation that is not operated for the purpose of profit or gain to individual members, shareholders or owners;

(m)aged home, if the land is in the metropolitan area and the classification of the land is not otherwise specifically provided for in this by‑law.

(2A)For the purposes of this Division, land described in by‑law 4 that is —

(a)provided with a water supply connection; and

(b)not otherwise classified under sub‑bylaw (1),

is classified as community purpose irrespective of any other classification under these by‑laws.

(2)If land satisfies the criteria set out in sub‑bylaw (1)(a), the land may be classified as residential, notwithstanding that it may also satisfy the criteria set out in sub‑bylaw (1)(l).

(3)For the purposes of this Division, land may, irrespective of any other classification under sub‑bylaw (1), be classified by the Corporation as capital infrastructure if —

(a)the Corporation determines that the land is in an area specified in Column 1 of the Table to Schedule 1 item 36; and

(b)the Corporation provides or is to provide works to ensure the supply of water to the land.

[By‑law 13 inserted in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3247‑8; amended in Gazette 19 Jun 2009 p. 2322; 25 Jun 2010 p. 2903; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2697‑8; 14 Nov 2013 p. 5087.]

[13A.Deleted in Gazette 29 Jun 1988 p. 2113.]

[14.Deleted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2351.]

[15.Deleted in Gazette 1 Jul 2002 p. 3156.]

16.Discrete residential units

In respect of land that is classified as community residential, the Corporation shall determine by reference to the anticipated water supply requirements, the number of discrete residential units to which that land is in its opinion equivalent and the land shall be regarded as including that number of discrete residential units.

[By‑law 16 amended in Gazette 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3248; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2985.]

17.Quantity charges for the supply of water

(1)Except as provided in this by‑law, the quantity charge payable for the supply of water to a property is an amount calculated under Schedule 1 Division 2.

(2)Where Schedule 1 Division 2 is amended during a charge period the amount payable for the period is to be calculated as if that amendment had not occurred.

(3)Where —

(a)there is a change in the occupation of a property referred to in Schedule 1 item 20, 21, 22 or 23; and

(b)within 10 days before or after the change in occupation the new occupier has obtained a special meter reading from the Corporation,

the quantity charge payable for the supply of water to the property from that day until the end of the consumption year is the sum of all of the amounts calculated in accordance with the formula in Schedule 1 item 35.

[By‑law 17 inserted in Gazette 6 Jan 1998 p. 40; amended in Gazette 7 May 1999 p. 1859‑60; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2791‑2; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3191; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3248-9.]

17A.Caravan parks

(1)The charges for water supply to strata titled caravan bays are the annual charge per bay set out in Schedule 1 item 4 together with a quantity charge calculated under by‑law 17 with the following variations to Schedule 1 —

(a)for bays in the metropolitan area, the first 150 kL of water supplied is charged at the rate for metropolitan residential usage shown in Schedule 1 item 20 and water usage over 150 kL is charged at the maximum rate for metropolitan commercial residential usage set out in Schedule 1 item 24(b);

(b)for bays in the non‑metropolitan area, the first 150 kL of water supplied is charged at the rate for non‑metropolitan residential usage shown in Schedule 1 item 22 (according to the residential classification of the town/area set out in Schedule 10) and water usage over 150 kL is charged at the maximum rate for non‑metropolitan commercial residential usage set out in Schedule 1 item 27(g) (according to the non‑residential classification of the town/area set out in Schedule 10).

(2)Subject to sub‑bylaw (3), the charges for water supply to a commercial caravan park are calculated in the same manner as for other commercial properties, i.e. —

(a)for bays in the metropolitan area, the metropolitan non‑residential meter‑based charge set out in Schedule 1 item 17, together with the metropolitan non‑residential quantity charge calculated under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 24(a);

(b)for bays in the non‑metropolitan area, the non‑metropolitan non‑residential meter‑based charge set out in Schedule 1 item 10(c), together with the non‑metropolitan non‑residential quantity charge calculated under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 27(b) (according to the non‑residential classification of the town/area set out in Schedule 10).

(3)The operator of a commercial caravan park may, at his or her option, nominate a number of bays as long term residential caravan bays, and as a consequence —

(a)those bays will be treated as if they were strata‑titled bays for the purposes of annual charges, with the charges for the commercial park being adjusted accordingly and proportionally to the number of long term residential caravan bays in that commercial caravan park; and

(b)the quantity charges apply for the property as a whole in accordance with sub‑bylaws (1)(a) and (1)(b), except that the respective rates for residential quantity charges only apply for the first 150 kL per nominated long term residential caravan bay.

[By‑law 17A inserted in Gazette 30 Jun 1995 p. 2735‑6; amended in Gazette 28 Jun 1996 p. 3106; 27 Jun 1997 p. 3176; 6 Jan 1998 p. 40; 26 Jun 1998 p. 3400; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2792‑3; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3191‑2; 1 Jul 2002 p. 3156; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3249; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2985‑6; 25 Jun 2010 p. 2903.]

17B.Metropolitan non‑residential or commercial residential property water supply charges

(1)Where a metropolitan non‑residential or commercial residential property is metered by the Corporation, the charge payable for the current year for the provision of water supply to the property is the charge payable for the relevant size meter as set out in Schedule 1 item 17.

(2)Where a metropolitan non‑residential or commercial residential property is not directly served by the Corporation, the charge payable for the current year for the provision of water supply to the property is the charge determined as if the water supply to the property was metered through a 20 mm meter.

(3)Where a metropolitan non‑residential property is served but not metered by the Corporation, the charge payable for the current year for the provision of water supply to the property is the charge determined as if the water supply to the property was metered through a meter of a size equal to the diameter of the connecting pipe serving that property.

[By‑law 17B inserted in Gazette 1 Jul 2002 p. 3156‑7; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3250; 19 Jun 2013 p. 2352.]

17C.Non‑metropolitan, non‑strata titled, commercial or industrial property water supply charges

(1)Where a property referred to in Schedule 1 item 10 is not directly served by the Corporation, the charge payable for the current year for the provision of water supply to the property is the charge determined as if the water supply to the property was metered through a 20 mm meter.

(2)Where a property referred to in Schedule 1 item 10 is served but not metered by the Corporation, the charge payable for the current year for the provision of water supply to the property is the charge calculated as if the water supply to the property was metered through a meter of a size equal to the diameter of the connecting pipe serving that property.

[By‑law 17C inserted in Gazette 29 Jun 2000 p. 3324; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2001 p. 3192; 7 Aug 2001 p. 4037; 1 Jul 2002 p. 3157; 27 Jun 2003 p. 2287; 29 Jun 2004 p. 2467-8; 1 Jul 2005 p. 3034; 30 Jun 2006 p. 2416; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3250; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2986; 19 Jun 2009 p. 2322; 25 Jun 2010 p. 2903; 23 Jun 2011 p. 2418; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2698; 19 Jun 2013 p. 2352.]

17D.Various non‑metropolitan water supply charges and classifications

(1)The charges for water supplied to non‑metropolitan residential, non‑metropolitan community residential and non‑metropolitan non‑residential properties (including caravan parks), set out in —

(a)Schedule 1 item 22; and

(ba)Schedule 1 item 23(2); and

(b)Schedule 1 item 27(b); and

(c)Schedule 1 item 27(g); and

(d)Schedule 8 item 2(2),

apply to towns/areas according to the classifications given to the towns/areas by the Corporation.

[(2)deleted]

(3)For the purpose of determining quantity charges in the previous year, the towns/areas and the respective classes to which they are allocated are set out in Schedule 9.

(4)For the purpose of determining quantity charges in the current year, the towns/areas and the respective classes to which they are allocated are set out in Schedule 10.

[By‑law 17D inserted in Gazette 27 Jun 1997 p. 3179‑80; amended in Gazette 6 Jan 1998 p. 40; 26 Jun 1998 p. 3400; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2793; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3192‑3; 5 Oct 2001 p. 5479; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3250; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2986‑7.]

18.Concessional non‑metropolitan quantity charge

(1)In this by‑law —

eligible pensioner means a person to whom section 23(1), (2) or (3) or section 24 of the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 applies.

(2)Notwithstanding any other provisions of these by‑laws, a person who is liable to pay a charge under by‑law 17A(1)(b) or 17A(3)(b) or under Schedule 1 item 22 in respect of particular land shall be allowed a concession under this by‑law in respect of the charge if —

(a)the person satisfies the Corporation that he or she was an eligible pensioner at any time during the period to which the charge relates; and

(b)subject to sub‑bylaw (3), the land was occupied by the person during the period to which the charge relates, whether or not the land is also occupied by any other person; and

(c)the person is not liable for the payment of any amount due in respect of a charge assessed according to the quantity of water supplied to that or any other land during a period that commenced before the period to which the charge relates; and

(d)the person has not been allowed a concession under this by‑law in respect of water supplied to any other land except where the portions of the periods to which the respective concessions relate do not, to any extent, coincide.

(3)Where the Corporation, having regard to the circumstances of the case, sees fit, it may dispense with the requirements of sub‑bylaw (2)(b).

(4)The amount of the concession to be allowed under this by‑law in respect of a charge under by‑law 17A(1)(b) or 17A(3)(b) or under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 22 is 50% of the amount calculated from the annual charge rates applicable —

(a)where the land concerned is —

(i)in the town of Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mt Magnet (from 1995/1996 onwards), Mullewa (from 2009/2010 onwards), Sandstone, Wiluna or Yalgoo (from 1995/1996 onwards) and where up to 600 kL of water is supplied in one year; or

(ii)any other land south of 26° South Latitude and where up to 400 kL of water is supplied in one year;

(b)where the land concerned is north of 26° South Latitude and where up to 600 kL of water is supplied in one year.

(5)A person who, in connection with or for the purpose of obtaining a concession under this by‑law, gives information that he or she knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be false or misleading in any material respect commits an offence.

Penalty: $1 000.

[By‑law 18 amended in Gazette 29 Jun 1988 p. 2113; 14 Oct 1988 p. 4174; 31 Dec 1992 p. 6412‑13; 4 Mar 1994 p. 904; 30 Jun 1995 p. 2736‑7; 17 Nov 1995 p. 5344; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 6 Jan 1998 p. 40; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2793‑4; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3193; 7 Aug 2001 p. 4037; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3250; 25 Jun 2010 p. 2903‑5.]

18A.Concessional metropolitan quantity charge

(1)In this by‑law —

eligible pensioner means a person to whom section 23(1), (2) or (3) or section 24 of the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 applies.

(2)Notwithstanding any other provisions of these by‑laws, a person who is liable to pay a charge under by‑law 17A(1)(a) or 17A(3)(a) or under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 20 or 21 in respect of land in the metropolitan area shall be allowed a concession under this by‑law in respect of the charge if —

(a)the person satisfies the Corporation that he or she was an eligible pensioner at any time during the period to which the charge relates; and

(b)the land was occupied by the person during the period to which the charge relates, whether or not the land is also occupied by any other person; and

(c)the person is not liable for the payment of any amount due in respect of a charge assessed according to the quantity of water supplied to that or any other land during a period that commenced before the period to which the charge relates; and

(d)the person has not been allowed a concession under this by‑law in respect of water supplied to any other land except where the portions of the periods to which the respective concessions relate do not, to any extent, coincide.

(3)The concession to be allowed under this by‑law in respect of a charge under by‑law 17A(1)(a) or 17A(3)(a) or under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 20 or 21 is 50% of the amount calculated from the annual charge rates applicable where up to 150 kL of water is supplied in one year and where the land concerned is in the metropolitan area.

(4)A person who, in connection with or for the purpose of being allowed a concession under this by‑law, gives information that he or she knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be false or misleading in any material respect commits an offence.

Penalty: $1 000.

[By‑law 18A inserted in Gazette 1 Jul 1993 p. 3215; amended in Gazette 30 Jun 1995 p. 2737; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 6 Jan 1998 p. 40; 26 Jun 1998 p. 3400; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2794; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3193; 7 Aug 2001 p. 4038; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3251; 25 Jun 2010 p. 2905‑6.]

18B.Residential multi‑unit properties — rebates for eligible pensioners

(1)In this by-law —

eligible pensioner means a person to whom section 23(1), (2) or (3) or section 24 of the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 applies;

registered in the case of an eligible pensioner who is a tenant, means registered or listed with the Corporation for the purposes of assessment under this by‑law.

(2)Where land comprises a residential multi‑unit property served by a single meter and one or more of those units are occupied by —

(a)an eligible pensioner who has registered an entitlement under the Rates and Charges (Rebates and Deferments) Act 1992 before the commencement of the period to which a quantity charge applies; or

(b)an eligible pensioner who is registered as a tenant with the Corporation before the commencement of the period to which a quantity charge applies,

then sub‑bylaw (3) applies.

(3)Where the Corporation is satisfied that a person described in sub‑bylaw (2)(a) or (b) is liable to pay a charge in relation to the water supplied to the property referred to in that sub‑bylaw, the person is entitled to a rebate to be calculated as 50% of the amount calculated from the annual charge rates, based on averaged unit consumption —

(a)where up to 150 kL of water is supplied in one year and where the land concerned is in the metropolitan area and is charged under by‑law 17A(1)(a), 17A(1)(b), 17A(3)(a) or 17A(3)(b) or under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 20 or 21; or

(b)where up to —

(i)600 kL of water is supplied in one year and where the land concerned is in the town of Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mt Magnet (from 1995/1996 onwards), Mullewa (from 2009/2010 onwards), Sandstone, Wiluna or Yalgoo (from 1995/1996 onwards); or

(ii)400 kL of water is supplied in one year and where the land concerned is any other land south of 26° South Latitude,

and is charged under by‑law 17A(1)(a), 17A(1)(b), 17A(3)(a) or 17A(3)(b) or under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 22; or

(c)where up to 600 kL of water is supplied in one year and where the land concerned is land north of 26° South Latitude and is charged under by‑law 17A(1)(a), 17A(1)(b), 17A(3)(a) or 17A(3)(b) or under by‑law 17 and Schedule 1 item 22,

and the rebate is to be credited in accordance with sub‑bylaw (4).

(4)The rebate set out in sub‑bylaw (3) can only be given —

(a)in the case of a person described in sub‑bylaw (2)(a), by direct credit to that person’s bank account or to his or her Annual Charges assessment;

(b)in the case of a person described in sub‑bylaw (2)(b), by direct credit to that person’s bank account or credit to that person by such other means as the Corporation sees fit.

(5)The Corporation may, after having regard to the circumstances in a particular case, dispense with the requirement in sub‑bylaw (2) for a pensioner to register or be listed prior to the commencement of the period to which a quantity charge applies.

(6)An eligible pensioner registered for the purpose of this by‑law must advise the Corporation, in writing, if that pensioner —

(a)ceases to be an eligible pensioner; or

(b)ceases to occupy the property which is the subject of the registration.

(7)A person who, in connection with or for the purpose of being eligible to have a rebate credited in accordance with this by‑law, gives information that he or she knows or has reasonable cause to believe to be false or misleading commits an offence.

Penalty: $1 000.

[By‑law 18B inserted in Gazette 30 Dec 1994 p. 7351‑3; amended in Gazette 30 Jun 1995 p. 2737; 17 Nov 1995 p. 5344‑5; 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331; 6 Jan 1998 p. 41; 26 Jun 1998 p. 3400; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2794; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3193; 7 Aug 2001 p. 4038; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3251; 25 Jun 2010 p. 2906.]

[19.Deleted in Gazette 26 Jun 1998 p. 3400.]

19A.Capital infrastructure charges

(1)In this by‑law —

land means a residential property or any other land.

(2)Subject to sub‑bylaw (3), if land is classified as capital infrastructure, the charge —

(a)set out in Column 3 of the Table to Schedule 1 item 36; and

(b)corresponding to the area within which the land is situated as specified in Column 1 of the Table to Schedule 1 item 36,

is a charge for a year in respect of that land, applicable for the number of years specified in Column 4 of the Table to Schedule 1 item 36.

(3)A person liable to pay a charge under sub‑bylaw (2) may, within 28 days of receiving notice of the charge from the Corporation, elect to pay the corresponding single charge specified in Column 2 of the Table to Schedule 1 item 36.

(4)Where a person elects to pay a single charge under sub‑bylaw (3) the single charge is payable in relation to the land instead of the annual charges specified in sub‑bylaw (2).

(5)A charge set out in the Table to Schedule 1 item 36 is payable in addition to any other charges payable for water supply under these by‑laws.

[By‑law 19A inserted in Gazette 13 May 1997 p. 2352‑3; amended in Gazette 7 May 1999 p. 1860; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2794‑5; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3193; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3251.]

Division 2 — Water supplied from certain irrigation works, other than for irrigation

[Heading inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5087.]

20.Land subject to water supply charges under this Division

(1)The charges set out in Schedule 2 apply in respect of land that is supplied with water, for purposes other than irrigation, from irrigation works of the Corporation in the Ord Irrigation District.

(2)For the purposes of this by‑law —

(a)the Ord River is to be taken to be irrigation works of the Corporation to the extent to which the river is used by the Corporation to, in effect, deliver water to persons who are to be supplied with water by the Corporation; and

(b)the supply of water from irrigation works includes authorising a person to take water from the works.

[By-law 20 inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5087.]

[Divisions 3 and 4 deleted in Gazette 27 Jun 1997 p. 3180.]

Part 3  Sewerage

21A.Terms used

In this Part —

country non‑residential or commercial residential property means land referred to in Schedule 3 item 31;

formula means —

(a)in a metropolitan context, the formula set out in Schedule 3 item 18; or

(b)in a country context, the formula set out in Schedule 3 item 36;

metropolitan non‑residential property means land referred to in Schedule 3 item 13;

Table means —

(a)in a metropolitan context, the Table to Schedule 3 item 18; or

(b)in a country context, the Table to Schedule 3 item 36.

[By‑law 21A inserted in Gazette 27 Jun 2003 p. 2287; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3251‑2.]

21.Land subject to sewerage charges

Land that is connected with a sewer or, although not connected —

(a)is in the opinion of the Corporation reasonably capable of being connected with a sewer; and

(b)has been the subject of a notice advising the owner or occupier of the land that it is reasonably capable of being connected with a sewer,

shall be taken to be land in respect of which the Corporation provides sewerage and, subject to by‑law 22, charges as set out in Schedule 3, shall apply in respect of that land.

[By‑law 21 amended in Gazette 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331‑2; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3194; 14 Nov 2013 p. 5088.]

22.Exempt land

Where land described in by‑law 4 is not connected with a sewer, it is exempt from any charge set out in Schedule 3 to the extent set out in that Schedule.

[By‑law 22 amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2001 p. 3194; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2699.]

23.Classification of land

(1)For the purposes of this Part, land described in by‑law 4 that is in a non‑metropolitan area and is connected with a sewer may, irrespective of any other classification under these by‑laws, be classified by the Corporation as follows —

(a)institutional public, if the land is used for such club, institutional or public purpose as the Corporation approves, not being a purpose mentioned in paragraph (b);

(b)charitable purposes, if, in the opinion of the Corporation, the land is used for the purpose of —

(i)providing relief or assistance to sick, aged, disadvantaged, unemployed or young persons; or

(ii)conducting other activities for the benefit of the public or in the interests of social welfare,

by a private organisation that is not operated for the purpose of profit or gain to individual members, shareholders or owners;

(c)community residential, if the land is occupied as a communal property on which several family units dwell at the same time and is managed by the persons dwelling on the land or a committee of them;

(d)local government, if the land is not in the metropolitan area and is used by the local government for business, professional, commercial or office purposes, or as a power station, and the classification of the land is not otherwise specifically provided for in this by‑law;

(e)aged home, if the land is in the metropolitan area and the classification of the land is not otherwise specifically provided for in this by‑law,

and, where it is not classified under paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e), shall be taken to have been classified as community purpose.

(2)For the purposes of this Part, land, not being land mentioned in sub‑bylaw (1), may, irrespective of any other classification under these by‑laws, be classified by the Corporation as follows —

(a)residential, if the land is used wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing the owner or occupier of the land with a residence for himself, his family or servants, or any of them;

(b)non‑residential property, if the land is used for business, professional, holiday accommodation, manufacturing, processing or other commercial processes that are not the subject of another class prescribed in this by‑law;

(c)vacant land, if there is no building on the land.

[By‑law 23 inserted in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3252-3; amended in Gazette 19 Jun 2009 p. 2322; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2699; 14 Nov 2013 p. 5095.]

[24.Deleted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2352.]

[25.Deleted in Gazette 1 Jul 2002 p. 3157.]

25A.Metered metropolitan non‑residential property sewerage charges

(1)Subject to sub‑bylaws (3), (5) and (6) and notwithstanding any other provision of these by‑laws, the minimum charge payable for the current year for the provision of sewerage to metropolitan non‑residential property that has metered water supply is —

(a)the charge calculated in accordance with the formula; or

(b)the minimum charge payable for relevant number of major fixtures in the current year, as set out in the Table,

whichever is the greater.

(2)Where land classified as metropolitan non‑residential property for the whole or part of the current year was not so classified for the whole of the previous year, the Corporation may estimate a notional charge for the previous year, being a charge that would have been payable for that year if —

(a)the land had been classified as metropolitan non‑residential; and

(b)the matters and circumstances currently prevailing had prevailed,

for the whole of the previous year, and that notional charge shall be regarded as the charge payable in the previous year as set out for the purposes of variable “A” of the formula.

(3)Where part of the way through the current year land ceases to be, or becomes, metropolitan non‑residential property, the charge payable in respect of that land shall be payable in the same ratio as the part of the year for which the charge applies bears to the full year.

(4)Where, for a portion of the current year, in respect of metropolitan non‑residential property, there is —

(a)a change in the amount of the charges for the current year as a result of an alteration in the method in which the discharge charge is calculated for that property; or

(b)a change in the amount of the charges for the current year as a result of a change in the number of major fixtures relevant to that property; or

(c)an interim valuation under the Valuation of Land Act 1978 reflecting any development or change of use of that land,

the Corporation may, for the purposes of sub‑bylaw (5), estimate a notional charge for the previous year in respect of that property, being the charge that would have been payable for that year if —

(d)the matters and circumstances currently prevailing had prevailed; and

(e)the method of calculation of the discharge charge currently prevailing had been used; and

(f)any changed number of major fixtures referred to in paragraph (b) had been provided; and

(g)any interim valuation reflecting any development or change in use referred to in paragraph (c) had been made and in force,

for the whole of that year.

(5)A charge payable for the portion of the current year referred to in sub‑bylaw (4) is payable in the same ratio as the portion bears to the full year.

(6)If a charge calculated under this by‑law for the current year is more than 12% greater than the charge calculated for the same service (and under the same circumstances) in the previous year, the charge is only payable up to that 12% increase.

[By‑law 25A inserted in Gazette 28 Jun 1996 p. 3110‑11 (correction 9 Jul 1996 p. 3281); amended in Gazette 27 Jun 1997 p. 3180 and 3203; 26 Jun 1998 p. 3400; 29 Jun 1999 p. 2795; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3194; 1 Jul 2002 p. 3157; 27 Jun 2003 p. 2288; 29 Jun 2004 p. 2468; 1 Jul 2005 p. 3034; 30 Jun 2006 p. 2417; 29 Jun 2007 p. 3253; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2987; 19 Jun 2009 p. 2323; 25 Jun 2010 p. 2906; 23 Jun 2011 p. 2418; 20 Jun 2012 p. 2700; 19 Jun 2013 p. 2352.]

25B.Un‑metered or unconnected metropolitan non‑residential property sewerage charges

(1)Subject to sub‑bylaw (2), the minimum charge payable for the current year for the provision of sewerage to a metropolitan non‑residential property which has sewerage available but not connected is calculated in accordance with the formula, with the variable “Q” in the formula having a value of nil.

(2)Where a metropolitan non‑residential property has no major fixtures, or no shared major fixtures as described in by‑law 25C, the minimum charge payable for the current year for one major fixture, as set out in the Table, is the value of the variable “P” in the formula.

(3)The minimum charge payable for the current year for the provision of sewerage to a metropolitan non‑residential property which is sewered but where any water supply to the property is not separately metered by the Corporation, is calculated in accordance with the formula, and, for the purposes of the calculation, the discharge charge has a value of nil.

[By‑law 25B inserted in Gazette 28 Jun 1996 p. 3111; amended in Gazette 27 Jun 1997 p. 3180 and 3203.]

25C.Charging for shared sewerage fixtures on metropolitan non‑residential property

Where all or some major sewerage fixtures are shared between metropolitan non‑residential properties the number of major fixtures for a single property shall be calculated as —

the number of major fixtures exclusive to that property (if any)

plus

the number of major fixtures divided by the number of properties sharing those fixtures, rounded down to the nearest whole number but with a minimum of one additional fixture per property.

[By‑law 25C inserted in Gazette 30 Jun 1995 p. 2743‑4.]

26.Metered country non‑residential or commercial residential property sewerage charges

(1)Subject to sub‑bylaws (3) and (5) and notwithstanding any other provision of these by‑laws, the minimum charge payable for the current year for the provision of sewerage to a country non‑residential or commercial residential property that has metered water supply is —

(a)the charge calculated in accordance with the formula; or

(b)the minimum charge payable for relevant number of major fixtures in the current year, as set out in the Table,

whichever is the greater.

(2)Where land classified as country non‑residential or commercial residential property for the whole or part of the current year was not so classified for the whole of the previous year, the Corporation may estimate a notional charge for the previous year, being a charge that would have been payable for that year if —

(a)the land had been classified as country non‑residential or commercial residential; and

(b)the matters and circumstances currently prevailing had prevailed,

for the whole of the previous year, and that notional charge shall be regarded as the charge payable in the previous year as set out for the purposes of variable “A” of the formula.

(3)Where part of the way through the current year land ceases to be, or becomes, country non‑residential or commercial residential property, the charge payable in respect of that land shall be payable in the same ratio as the part of the year for which the charge applies bears to the full year.

(4)Where, for a portion of the current year, in respect of country non‑residential or commercial residential property, there is —

(a)a change in the amount of the charges for the current year as a result of an alteration in the method in which the discharge charge is calculated for that property; or

(b)a change in the amount of the charges for the current year as a result of a change in the number of major fixtures relevant to that property; or

(c)an interim valuation under the Valuation of Land Act 1978 reflecting any development or change of use of that land,

the Corporation may, for the purposes of sub‑bylaw (5), estimate a notional charge for the previous year in respect of that property, being the charge that would have been payable for that year if —

(d)the matters and circumstances currently prevailing had prevailed; and

(e)the method of calculation of the discharge charge currently prevailing had been used; and

(f)any changed number of major fixtures referred to in paragraph (b) had been provided; and

(g)any interim valuation reflecting any development or change in use referred to in paragraph (c) had been made and in force,

for the whole of that year.

(5)A charge payable for the portion of the current year referred to in sub‑bylaw (4) is payable in the same ratio as the portion bears to the full year.

[By‑law 26 inserted in Gazette 27 Jun 2003 p. 2288-90; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3253.]

26A.Un‑metered or unconnected country non‑residential or commercial residential property sewerage charges

(1)Subject to sub‑bylaw (2), the minimum charge payable for the current year for the provision of sewerage to a country non‑residential or commercial residential property which has sewerage available but not connected is calculated in accordance with the formula, with the variable “Q” in the formula having a value of nil.

(2)Where a country non‑residential or commercial residential property has no major fixtures, or no shared major fixtures as described in by‑law 26B, the minimum charge payable for the current year for one major fixture, as set out in the Table, is the value of the variable “P” in the formula.

(3)The minimum charge payable for the current year for the provision of sewerage to a country non‑residential or commercial residential property which is sewered but where any water supply to the property —

(a)is not separately metered by the Corporation but is supplied solely by the Corporation — is calculated in accordance with the formula; or

(b)is not separately metered by the Corporation and is partially or fully supplied by a supplier other than the Corporation — is calculated, based on an estimate of water volume delivered or using an estimate of the water volume discharged, in accordance with the formula,

and the discharge charge will be applied accordingly.

[By‑law 26A inserted in Gazette 27 Jun 2003 p. 2290-1; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3253.]

26B.Charging for shared sewerage fixtures on country non‑residential or commercial residential property

Where all or some major sewerage fixtures are shared between country non‑residential or commercial residential properties the number of major fixtures for a single property shall be calculated as —

the number of major fixtures exclusive to that property (if any)

plus

the number of major fixtures divided by the number of properties sharing those fixtures, rounded down to the nearest whole number but with a minimum of one additional fixture per property.

[By‑law 26B inserted in Gazette 27 Jun 2003 p. 2291-2; amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3253.]

Part 4  Drainage

27.Land subject to drainage charges

Land in a drainage area shall be taken to be land in respect of which the Corporation provides drainage and, subject to by‑law 28, charges as set out in Schedule 4 shall apply in respect of that land.

[By‑law 27 amended in Gazette 29 Dec 1995 p. 6331‑2; 29 Jun 2001 p. 3194; 19 Jun 2009 p. 2323; 14 Nov 2013 p. 5088.]

28.Exempt land

(1)Land described in by‑law 4 is exempt from any charge set out in Schedule 4.

(2)A lot that is —

(a)greater than one hectare in area; and

(b)comprised wholly of —

(i)rural land; or

(ii)land that has not been the subject of development,

is exempt from any charge set out in Schedule 4.

(3)In sub‑bylaw (2) —

development has the meaning given in the Planning and Development Act 2005;

lot has the meaning given in the Planning and Development Act 2005;

rural land means land zoned for agricultural or rural use under a local planning scheme made under the Planning and Development Act 2005.

[By‑law 28 amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2001 p. 3194; 27 Jun 2008 p. 2987.]

29.Classification of land

For the purposes of this Part, land may, irrespective of any other classification under these by‑laws, be classified by the Corporation as follows —

(a)residential, if the land is used wholly or primarily for the purpose of providing the owner or occupier of the land with a residence for himself, his family or servants, or any of them;

(b)non‑residential property, if the land is used for business, professional, holiday accommodation, manufacturing, processing or other commercial processes that are not the subject of another class prescribed in this by‑law;

(c)vacant land, if there is no building on the land.

[By‑law 29 inserted in Gazette 29 Jun 2007 p. 3254; amended in Gazette 19 Jun 2009 p. 2323.]

30.Declaration of drainage areas and transitional provision

(1)The Minister may, by instrument published in the Gazette, declare an area to be a drainage area if satisfied that the area benefits or will benefit from, or contributes or will contribute to, the need for the drainage provided or to be provided by a drainage asset of the Corporation.

(2)The Minister may, by instrument published in the Gazette, revoke the declaration of an area as a drainage area if satisfied that the area no longer benefits from or contributes to the need for the drainage provided by a drainage asset of the Corporation.

(3)A declaration under sub‑bylaw (1) may create a new drainage area or extend an existing drainage area, and a revocation under sub‑bylaw (2) may revoke the whole of or just a part of an existing drainage area.

(4)Before the Minister can declare an area to be a drainage area, the Minister must —

(a)give 2 months’ notice of the proposed declaration; and

(b)take into account any objections made under sub‑bylaw (6).

(5)Notice of a proposal to declare an area to be a drainage area must —

(a)be published in the Gazette and on the Department’s website (as defined in the Water Services Regulations 2013 regulation 3(1)); and

(b)include —

(i)the date on or after which the Minister proposes to make the declaration; and

(ii)a description of the area sufficient to identify its location; and

(iii)details of the plan on which the proposed drainage area is set out and how the plan can be inspected.

(6)A person with a material interest in a proposal to declare an area to be a drainage area may object to the proposal in writing to the Minister within one month after the day on which notice of the proposal is published in the Gazette.

(7)A drainage area under the Metropolitan Water Authority Act 1982 2 section 104 as in effect immediately before the day on which the Water Services Legislation Amendment and Repeal Act 2012 section 20 comes into operation 3 becomes, on that day, a drainage area under this by‑law, and may be amended or revoked under this by‑law accordingly.

[By-law 30 inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5088-90.]

Part 5  Irrigation

31.Land subject to irrigation charges

(1)Subject to by‑law 32, the charges set out in Schedule 5 apply in respect of land that is supplied with water for the purpose of irrigation from irrigation works of the Corporation in the Ord Irrigation District.

(2)For the purposes of this by‑law —

(a)the Ord River is to be taken to be irrigation works of the Corporation to the extent to which the river is used by the Corporation to, in effect, deliver water to persons who are to be supplied with water by the Corporation; and

(b)the supply of water from irrigation works includes authorising a person to take water from the works.

[By-law 31 inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5090.]

32.Exempt land

Land described in by‑law 4 is exempt from any charge set out in Schedule 5.

[By‑law 32 amended in Gazette 29 Jun 2001 p. 3195.]

[33.Deleted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2352.]

[Part 6 deleted in Gazette 29 Jun 1989 p. 1871.]

 

Schedule 1 — Charges for water supply, other than from certain irrigation works, for 2013/2014

[bl. 11 and 19A]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 20 Jun 2012 p. 2700; amended in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2352-3; 14 Nov 2013 p. 5091.]

Division 1 — Fixed charges

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2353.]

1.Residential

 

In respect of each residential property, not being land mentioned in item 3, 4, 7, 8 or 9

$205.71

2.Metropolitan residential garden supply

 

In respect of each residential property in the metropolitan area, not being land mentioned in item 3, 4, 7 or 8, that is provided with a water supply that is reticulated separately from any other water supply provided in respect of the land and is provided solely for garden purposes —

 

 

(a)if the area of land is less than 400 m2, in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule, a charge of —

 

 

(i)in the suburb of Butler

$75.48

 

(ii)in the suburb of Baldivis

$121.69

 

(b)if the area of land is equal to or greater than 400 m2, in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule, a charge of —

 

 

(i)in the suburb of Butler

$150.96

 

(ii)in the suburb of Baldivis

$243.37

3.Connected metropolitan exempt

 

In respect of land that is in the metropolitan area and is —

 

 

(a)described in by‑law 4; or

 

 

(b)classified as aged home or charitable purposes,

 

 

a charge for each connection, not being a connection the subject of a charge under item 15, determined by meter size minus the discount as set out in the following Table —

 

Table of meter‑based fixed charges

Meter size
mm

Charge
$

Discount
%

20

205.71

100

25

321.42

100

30

462.82

100

40

822.83

100

50

1 285.67

100

80

3 291.31

100

100

5 142.67

100

150

11 571.02

100

200

20 570.70

100

250

32 141.69

100

300

46 284.07

100

350

62 997.77

100

4.Strata‑titled (or long‑term residential) caravan bays

 

In respect of each caravan bay that is a residential property and a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985, or a caravan bay designated as a long‑term residential caravan bay

$144.57

5.Strata‑titled storage unit and strata‑titled parking bay

 

In respect of land comprised in a unit used for storage purposes or as a parking bay that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985

$72.40

6.Non‑residential strata‑titled units that share a service

 

In respect of land that —

 

 

(a)is not referred to in item 4 or 5; and

 

 

(b)comprises a unit that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985; and

 

 

(c)shares a service with another unit described in paragraph (b)

$205.71

7.Community residential

 

In respect of each discrete residential unit as determined under by‑law 16 the charge payable in accordance with the following formula —

 

 

A - (A ´ B)

where —

A =$205.71;

B =50%.

 

8.Semi‑rural residential

 

In respect of each semi‑rural residential property not being land mentioned in item 3

$205.71

9.Connected non‑metropolitan exempt

 

In respect of land —

 

 

(a)described in by‑law 4 that is comprised in a residential property and is not in the metropolitan area; and

 

 

(b)classified as local government, charitable purposes or institutional public that is neither in the metropolitan area or comprised in a residential property,

 

 

a charge, not being a connection the subject of a charge under item 15, determined by meter size minus the discount as set out in the following Table —

 

Table of meter‑based fixed charges

Meter size
mm

Charge
$

Discount
%

20

205.71

100

25

321.42

100

30

462.82

100

40

822.83

100

50

1 285.67

100

80

3 291.31

100

100

5 142.67

100

150

11 571.02

100

200

20 570.70

100

250

32 141.69

100

300

46 284.07

100

350

62 997.77

100

10.Non‑metropolitan non‑residential or commercial residential

 

In respect of land that is neither in the metropolitan area nor comprised in a residential property, where the land —

 

 

(a)is classified as non‑residential or commercial residential; and

 

 

(b)is not mentioned in item 5 or 6,

 

 

a charge payable for the relevant meter size as set out in the following Table —

 

Table of meter‑based fixed charges

Meter size
mm

Charge
$

15, 20

205.71

25

321.42

30

462.82

35, 38, 40

822.83

50

1 285.67

70, 75, 80

3 291.31

100

5 142.67

140, 150

11 571.02

11.Stock

 

For the supply of water for the purpose of watering stock on land that is not the subject of a charge under item 10

$205.71

12.Additional connections

 

Other than land described in items 3 and 9, where water is supplied to land through more than one water supply connection, for each additional connection, not being a connection the subject of a charge under item 15 or a connection for a water supply the subject of item 2 or 19 —

 

 

(a)for land, other than land to which paragraph (b) applies, a charge of

$205.71

 

(b)for land that is classified as non‑residential or commercial residential, a charge based on meter size of the additional service as set out in the following Table —

 

Table of meter‑based fixed charges

Meter size
mm

Charge
$

15, 20

205.71

25

321.42

30

462.82

35, 38, 40

822.83

50

1 285.67

70, 75, 80

3 291.31

100

5 142.67

140, 150

11 571.02

200

20 570.70

250

32 141.69

300

46 284.07

350

62.997.77

13.Shipping (non‑metropolitan)

 

For each water supply connection provided for the purpose of water being taken on board any ship in a port not in the metropolitan area the charge applicable for the relevant meter size in the Table to item 10.

 

14.Local government standpipes

 

For each local government standpipe

$205.71

15.Firefighting connections

 

For each water supply connection provided for the purpose of firefighting

$205.71

16.Farmland

 

In respect of land that is classified as farmland

$205.71

17.Metropolitan non‑residential (except strata‑titled units that share a service)

 

In respect of non‑residential land in the metropolitan area, not being land mentioned in item 18, a charge determined by meter size as set out in the following Table —

 

Table of meter‑based fixed charges

Meter size
mm

Charge
$

20

205.71

25

321.42

30

462.82

40

822.83

50

1 285.67

80

3 291.31

100

5 142.67

150

11 571.02

200

20 570.70

250

32 141.69

300

46 284.07

350

62 997.77

18.Vacant land

 

In respect of land classified as vacant land

$205.71

19.Garden supply for metropolitan vacant land

 

In respect of land in the metropolitan area that is classified as vacant land and is provided with a water supply that is reticulated separately from any other water supply provided in respect of the land and is provided solely for garden purposes —

 

 

(a)if the area of land is less than 400 m2, in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule, a charge of —

 

 

(i)in the suburb of Butler

$75.48

 

(ii)in the suburb of Baldivis

$121.69

 

(b)if the area of land is equal to or greater than 400 m2, in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule, a charge of —

 

 

(i)in the suburb of Butler

$150.96

 

(ii)in the suburb of Baldivis

$243.37

[Division 1 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2353-61.]

Division 2 — Quantity charges

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2361.]

20.Metropolitan residential

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied to a residential property, or any other land classified as vacant land and held for residential purposes, in the metropolitan area, not being water for which a charge is otherwise specifically provided in this Division or water from a water supply the subject of item 2 or 19 —

 

 

up to 150 kL

138.1 cents

 

over 150 but not over 500 kL

184.1 cents

 

over 500

260.7 cents

21.Metropolitan semi‑rural residential

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied to a semi‑rural residential property, not being water for which a charge is otherwise specifically provided in this Division —

 

 

up to 150 kL

138.1 cents

 

over 150 but not over 500 kL

184.1 cents

 

over 500

260.7 cents

22.Non‑metropolitan residential

 

For each kilolitre of water, not being water for which a charge is otherwise specifically provided in this Division, supplied to a residential property, or any other land classified as vacant land and held for residential purposes, not in the metropolitan area, according to the residential classification of the town/area set out in Schedule 10 —

 

 


Consumption (kL)

Class 1 (c/kL)

Class 2 (c/kL)

Class 3 (c/kL)

Class 4 (c/kL)

Class 5 (c/kL)

Up to 150

105.5

138.1

138.1

138.1

138.1

Over 150 but not over 300

140.4

184.1

184.1

184.1

184.1

Over 300 but not over 550

148.6

204.3

272.2

320.2

376.6

Over 550

173.4

260.7

347.0

480.0

647.4

except that if the property is —

(a)in the town of Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mt Magnet, Mullewa, Sandstone, Wiluna or Yalgoo; or

(b)north of 26°S Latitude,

the charge for each kilolitre of water is —

 


Consumption (kL)

Class 1 (c/kL)

Class 2 (c/kL)

Class 3 (c/kL)

Class 4 (c/kL)

Class 5 (c/kL)

Up to 350

105.5

138.1

138.1

138.1

138.1

Over 350 but not over 500

140.4

184.1

184.1

184.1

184.1

Over 500 but not over 750

148.6

204.3

272.2

320.2

376.6

Over 750

173.4

260.7

347.0

480.0

647.4

23.Community residential

(1)For each kilolitre of water supplied to a discrete residential unit as determined under by‑law 16 that is in the metropolitan area —

 

 

up to 150 kL

69.0 cents

 

over 150 but not over 500 kL

184.1 cents

 

over 500 kL

260.7 cents

(2)For each kilolitre of water supplied to a discrete residential unit as determined under by‑law 16 that is not in the metropolitan area, according to the residential classification of the town/area set out in Schedule 10 —

 

 


Consumption (kL)

Class 1 (c/kL)

Class 2 (c/kL)

Class 3 (c/kL)

Class 4 (c/kL)

Class 5 (c/kL)

Up to 150

52.7

69.0

69.0

69.0

69.0

Over 150 but not over 300

70.2

92.0

92.0

92.0

92.0

Over 300 but not over 400

74.3

102.1

136.1

160.1

188.3

Over 400 but not over 550

148.6

204.3

272.2

320.2

376.6

Over 550

173.4

260.7

347.0

480.0

647.4

except that if the property is —

(a)in the town of Cue, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Menzies, Mt Magnet, Mullewa, Sandstone, Wiluna or Yalgoo; or

(b)north of 26°S Latitude,

the charge for each kilolitre of water is —


Consumption (kL)

Class 1 (c/kL)

Class 2 (c/kL)

Class 3 (c/kL)

Class 4 (c/kL)

Class 5 (c/kL)

Up to 350

52.7

69.0

69.0

69.0

69.0

Over 350 but not over 500

70.2

92.0

92.0

92.0

92.0

Over 500 but not over 600

74.3

102.1

136.1

160.1

188.3

Over 600 but not over 750

148.6

204.3

272.2

320.2

376.6

Over 750

173.4

260.7

347.0

480.0

647.4

24.Metropolitan non‑residential

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied to land that is in the metropolitan area and that is neither comprised in a residential property, nor any other land classified as vacant land and held for residential purposes, not being water for which a charge is otherwise specifically provided in this Division —

 

 

(a)in the case of land not mentioned in paragraph (b) 

204.3 cents

 

(b)in the case of land classified as commercial residential —

 

 

up to 150 kL

138.1 cents

 

over 150 kL

204.3 cents

25.Connected metropolitan exempt

 

For each kilolitre of water, not being water for which a charge is otherwise provided in item 29 or 31, supplied to land described in by‑law 4 that is in the metropolitan area and that is not classified as residential

204.3 cents

26.Connected non‑metropolitan residential exempt

 

For each kilolitre of water, not being water for which a charge is otherwise specifically provided in this Division, supplied to land described in by‑law 4 that is comprised in a residential property and is not in the metropolitan area

196.5 cents

27.Non‑metropolitan non‑residential

 

For each kilolitre of water, not being water for which a charge is otherwise specifically provided in this Division, supplied to land that is not in the metropolitan area and that is neither comprised in a residential property, nor any other land classified as vacant land and held for residential purposes, where the land is classified as — 

 

 

(a)local government

196.5 cents

 

(b)non‑residential or vacant land (according to the non‑residential classification of the town/area in which that property is situated, as set out in Schedule 10) —

 

 

Class

Charge (c/kL)

Class 1

196.5

Class 2

214.0

Class 3

232.8

Class 4

253.6

Class 5

276.1

Class 6

300.7

Class 7

327.5

Class 8

356.6

Class 9

388.3

Class 10

422.9

Class 11

460.4

Class 12

501.4

Class 13

546.0

Class 14

594.6

Class 15

647.4

 

 

(c)farmland

176.0 cents

 

(d)mining

376.2 cents

 

(e)institutional public

196.5 cents

 

(f)charitable purposes

196.5 cents

 

(g)commercial residential (according to the non‑residential classification of the town/area in which that property is situated, as set out in Schedule 10) —

 

 

Class

Consumption (kL)

Up to 150

Over 150

Class 1 (c/kL)

138.1

196.5

Class 2 (c/kL)

138.1

214.0

Class 3 (c/kL)

138.1

232.8

Class 4 (c/kL)

138.1

253.6

Class 5 (c/kL)

138.1

276.1

Class 6 (c/kL)

138.1

300.7

Class 7 (c/kL)

138.1

327.5

Class 8 (c/kL)

138.1

356.6

Class 9 (c/kL)

138.1

388.3

Class 10 (c/kL)

138.1

422.9

Class 11 (c/kL)

138.1

460.4

Class 12 (c/kL)

138.1

501.4

Class 13 (c/kL)

138.1

546.0

Class 14 (c/kL)

138.1

594.6

Class 15 (c/kL)

138.1

647.4

28. Coral Bay desalinated

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied to land in Coral Bay not classified as residential land, being water that has been treated to reduce the level of, or remove, salts

675.1 cents

29.Denham desalinated

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied to land in Denham, being water that has been treated to reduce the level of, or remove, salts —

 

 

(a)in the case of land classified as residential —

 

 

up to quota for each 2 month period

62.2 cents

 

over quota by up to shoulder amount

456.7 cents

 

over quota by more than shoulder amount

1 422.8 cents

 

where the quota for each 2 month period is 18 kL plus 4 kL for each person in excess of 4 persons who is resident on the land and the shoulder amount is 3 kL plus 1 kL for each person in excess of 4 persons who is resident on the land;

 

 

(b)in the case of land not classified as residential —

 

 

up to quota

62.2 cents

 

over quota

1 422.8 cents

 

where the quota for the year is 108 kL or such greater amount as the Corporation may from time to time determine for the land concerned.

 

30.Local government standpipes

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied through a local government standpipe

176.0 cents

31.Shipping

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied for the purpose of being taken on board any ship in port —

 

 

(a)in the metropolitan area

204.3 cents

 

(b)not in the metropolitan area (according to the non‑residential classification of the town/area in which that property is situated, as set out in Schedule 10) —

 

 

Class

Charge (c/kL)

Class 1

196.5

Class 2

214.0

Class 3

232.8

Class 4

253.6

Class 5

276.1

Class 6

300.7

Class 7

327.5

Class 8

356.6

Class 9

388.3

Class 10

422.9

Class 11

460.4

Class 12

501.4

Class 13

546.0

Class 14

594.6

Class 15

647.4

32.Stock

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied for the purpose of watering stock on land that is not the subject of a charge under item 10

176.0 cents

33.Building

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied to land that is neither a residential property, nor any other property held for residential purposes, through a water supply connection that is provided for building purposes —

 

 

(a)in the metropolitan area, the charge that would apply under item 24 if the water supplied through that connection were the only water supplied to the land;

 

 

(b)not in the metropolitan area, the charge that would apply under item 27(b) if the water supplied through that connection were the only water supplied to the land.

 

34.Metropolitan hydrant standpipes

 

For each kilolitre of water supplied through a hydrant standpipe in the metropolitan area

204.3 cents

[Division 2 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2361-70; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5091.]

Division 3 — Formula for the purposes of by‑law 17(3)

[Heading inserted in Gazette 20 Jun 2012 p. 2720.]

35.Formula for the purposes of by‑law 17(3)

The formula for the purposes of by‑law 17(3) is as follows —

where —

A =an applicable charge rate set out in Division 2;

B =the quantity of water in kilolitres determined in accordance with the following formula —

If C £ 350, then —

or if C > 350, then —

C - 350 + (350 ´ D)

where —

C =the maximum consumption level in the range set out in Division 2 corresponding to “A” or, if the range is open ended, a level of 100 000 000 kL;

D =the number of whole or part months before the end of the consumption year, divided by 12.

[Division 3 inserted in Gazette 20 Jun 2012 p. 2720.]

Division 4 — Capital infrastructure charges determined under by‑law 19A

[Heading inserted in Gazette 20 Jun 2012 p. 2720.]

36.Capital infrastructure charges determined under by‑law 19A

The capital infrastructure charges determined under by‑law 19A are as follows —


Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

Area

Single Charge

Annual Charge

No. of years

Nilgen

$3 120.00

$463.80

10

[Division 4 inserted in Gazette 20 Jun 2012 p. 2720.]

Schedule 2  Charges for water supply from certain irrigation works, other than for irrigation, for 2013/2014

[bl. 20]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5091.]

1.Supply other than for stock‑water or dust prevention

 

In respect of land to which water is supplied from irrigation works of the Corporation in the Ord Irrigation District, for purposes other than those mentioned in item 2, an amount per supply point of —

 

 

(a)if the supply is assured

$247.50

 

(b)if the supply is not assured

$181.00

2.Supply for stock‑water or dust prevention

 

In respect of land to which water is supplied from irrigation works of the Corporation in the Ord Irrigation District for the purposes of stock‑water or dust prevention in feed lots —

 

 

(a)if the maximum area used as a feed lot during the year is not more than 4 ha, an amount of

$664.00

 

(b)if the maximum area used as a feed lot during the year is more than 4 ha, the amount specified in paragraph (a) and, for each hectare (or part thereof) in excess of 4 ha that is so used, a further amount of

$131.50

[Schedule 2 inserted in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5091-2.]

Schedule 3 — Charges for sewerage for 2013/2014

[bl. 21, 25A, 25B, 25C, 26, 26A and 26B]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2371.]

Division 1 — Fixed charges

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2371.]

1.Connected metropolitan exempt

 

In respect of land in the metropolitan area that is classified as —

 

 

(a)aged home; or 

 

 

(b)charitable or community purposes,

 

 

a charge determined by meter size minus the discount as set out in the following Table —

 

Table — charges (per fixture)

No. of fixtures

Charges
$

Discount
%

Item 1(a)

Item 1(b)

1

772.10

73.133

73.133

2

330.51

72.385

37.246

3

441.38

79.321

53.001

4+

479.97

80.984

56.780

2.Connected country exempt

 

In respect of land in a non‑metropolitan area that is classified as —

 

 

(a)community residential; or

 

 

(b)aged home, charitable purposes, community purposes, institutional public or local government,

 

 

a charge determined by meter size minus the discount as set out in the following Table —

 

Table — charges (per fixture)

No. of fixtures

Charges
$

Discount
%

Item 2(a)

Item 2(b)

1

772.10

88.179

73.133

2

330.51

72.385

72.385

3

441.38

79.321

79.321

4+

479.97

80.984

80.984

3.Strata‑titled caravan bay

 

In respect of each residential property being a single caravan bay that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985

$254.93

4.Strata‑titled storage unit and strata‑titled parking bay

 

In respect of land comprised in a unit used for storage purposes or as a parking bay that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985

$76.53

5.Non‑residential strata‑titled unit (except a storage unit or parking bay)

 

In respect of land that —

 

 

(a)is classified non‑residential; and

 

 

(b)comprises a unit that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985; and

 

 

(c)shares a major fixture with another unit described in paragraph (b) and has no other major fixtures that discharge into the sewer; and

 

 

(d)is not land mentioned in item 4,

 

 

and where the total number of major fixtures shared by all the units on the relevant strata plan is less than the number of those units

$479.97

6.Land from which trade waste is discharged into a sewer of the Corporation

 

In respect of the discharge of trade waste under an approval of the Corporation, for the period for which the approval has effect (which cannot be of less than 12 months), an amount of

$217.35

7.Land from which trade waste is discharged into a sewer of the Corporation through grease arrestor

 

In respect of the discharge of trade waste through one or more grease arrestors under an approval of the Corporation, for the period for which the approval has effect (which cannot be of less than 12 months), in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule —

 

 

(a)in respect of each grease arrestor, not being a grease arrestor that is shared with other land the subject of an approval of the Corporation, an amount of

$95.50

 

(b)in respect of each grease arrestor that is shared with other land the subject of an approval of the Corporation, an amount of

$52.15

[Division 1 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2371-3; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5092-3 and 5095.]

Division 2 — Variable charges and charges by way of a rate

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2374.]

8.Metropolitan residential

 

In respect of each residential property in the metropolitan area not being —

 

 

(a)subject to a charge under item 1 or 3; or

 

 

(b)a caravan park or a nursing home,

 

 

an amount for each dollar of the GRV —

 

 

up to $16 700

4.470 cents/
$ of GRV

 

over $16 700

0.830 cents/
$ of GRV

 

Subject to a minimum of

$331.99

9.Metropolitan vacant land

 

In respect of vacant land in the metropolitan area not being —

 

 

(a)land comprised in a residential property; or

 

 

(b)a nursing home; or

 

 

(c)a caravan park; or

 

 

(d)land referred to in item 1 or 3,

 

 

an amount of

2.810 cents/
$ of GRV

 

subject to a minimum in respect of any vacant land the subject of a separate assessment of

$249.63

10.Country

 

In respect of land in a country sewerage area referred to in column 1 of the following Table, not being land referred to in Division 1 or 7 —

 

 

(a)where the land is classified as residential, an amount for each dollar of the GRV as set out in column 2 of the Table;

 

 

(b)where the land is not classified as residential, an amount for each dollar of the GRV as set out in column 3 of the Table,

 

 

subject to a minimum in respect of any land the subject of a separate assessment of —

 

 

(c)in the case of land classified as residential

$331.99

 

(d)in the case of land classified as vacant land

$218.47

 

(e)in the case of land not classified as residential or vacant land

$772.10

 

and subject to a maximum in respect of any land classified as residential or classified as vacant land and held for residential purposes

$827.22

 

Column 1
Country sewerage area

Column 2
(Residential)

cents/$ of GRV

Column 3
(Non
‑residential)
cents/$ of GRV

Albany

9.611

11.075

Augusta

9.805

7.001

Australind

6.248

1.583

Beverley

9.750

12.000

Binningup

12.000

12.000

Boddington

12.000

10.261

Boyanup

12.000

6.969

Bremer Bay

8.582

6.001

Bridgetown

12.000

12.000

Broome

6.625

2.701

Brunswick

6.978

10.601

Bunbury
(1/07/13 Values)

3.765

1.765

Bunbury
(1/07/11 Values)

6.217

6.100

Burekup

11.397

5.445

Busselton

5.321

7.526

Cape Burney

6.996

5.141

Capel

8.042

4.653

Carnarvon

9.186

8.187

Cervantes

8.400

3.271

Collie

8.605

10.150

Coral Bay

12.000

12.000

Corrigin

11.309

12.000

Cowaramup

7.590

8.780

Cranbrook

12.000

12.000

Cunderdin

8.024

11.476

Dardanup

12.000

9.543

Denham

12.000

12.000

Denmark

12.000

9.612

Derby

9.313

3.891

Dongara‑Denison

9.018

5.239

Donnybrook

9.115

9.353

Dunsborough

6.731

5.655

Eaton

10.315

5.660

Eneabba

11.222

12.000

Esperance

7.593

6.675

Exmouth

3.949

1.562

Fitzroy Crossing

12.000

11.526

Geraldton

7.192

6.429

Gnarabup

6.265

6.304

Gnowangerup

9.557

12.000

Greenhead

12.000

7.880

Halls Creek

11.721

9.970

Harvey

7.426

12.000

Hopetoun

12.000

12.000

Horrocks

12.000

8.465

Jurien Bay

8.440

7.214

Kalbarri

8.765

10.015

Kambalda

6.982

12.000

Karratha

0.982

3.405

Katanning

7.052

12.000

Kellerberrin

12.000

12.000

Kojonup

10.080

12.000

Kulin

9.678

12.000

Kununurra

4.382

6.120

Lancelin

7.791

3.179

Laverton

10.136

12.000

Ledge Point

5.841

3.946

Leeman

8.789

7.132

Leonora

9.544

11.948

Mandurah

5.384

6.333

Manjimup

12.000

9.229

Margaret River

8.341

7.083

Meckering

10.761

12.000

Merredin

8.455

12.000

Mount Barker

11.900

6.358

Mukinbudin

9.583

12.000

Nannup

10.670

12.000

Narembeen

11.857

12.000

Narrogin

5.647

8.844

Newdegate

12.000

12.000

Newman

0.883

0.767

Northam

7.961

12.000

Onslow

11.148

2.532

Pemberton

11.645

12.000

Pingelly

9.857

12.000

Pinjarra

6.948

4.064

Port Hedland

12.000

2.356

Quairading

12.000

10.399

Roebourne

7.579

9.148

Seabird

8.914

6.511

Tambellup

12.000

12.000

Three Springs

8.272

12.000

Toodyay

12.000

8.547

Wagin

11.263

12.000

Walpole

12.000

11.503

Waroona

5.332

7.771

Wickham

5.141

5.772

Williams

7.820

9.324

Wiluna

12.000

12.000

Wongan Hills

9.805

12.000

Wundowie

8.864

9.280

Wyalkatchem

8.741

12.000

Wyndham

8.952

12.000

York

9.193

12.000

Yunderup

6.486

5.771

[Division 2 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2374-9.]

Division 3 — Variable charges

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2379.]

11.Trade waste discharged into a sewer of the Corporation under an approval

 

For trade waste discharged into a sewer of the Corporation under an approval of the Corporation —

 

 

(a)for volume

135.0 c/kL

 

(b)for B.O.D. —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 5 kg per kL

114.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration of over 5 kg per kL

231.0 c/kg

 

(c)for suspended solids —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 2 kg per kL

154.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration of over 2 kg per kL

310.0 c/kg

 

(d)for chemical oxygen demand —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 10 kg per kL

46.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration of over 10 kg per kL

93.0 c/kg

 

(e)for oil and grease —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.3 kg per kL

139.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.3 kg per kL but not over 0.6 kg per kL

275.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.6 kg per kL

551.0 c/kg

 

(f)for acidity (pH < 6) —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.1 kg per kL

40.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.1 kg per kL but not over 0.3 kg per kL

81.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.3 kg per kL

160.0 c/kg

 

(g)for alkalinity (pH > 10) —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.1 kg per kL

14.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.1 kg per kL but not over 0.2 kg per kL

30.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.2 kg per kL

58.0 c/kg

 

(h)for nitrogen

124.0 c/kg

 

(i)for phosphorus

36.0 c/kg

 

(j)for sulphate —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.05 kg per kL

no charge

 

(ii)with a concentration of over 0.05 kg per kL

65.0 c/kg

 

(k)for total dissolved salts —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 1 kg per kL

no charge

 

(ii)with a concentration over 1 kg per kL but not over 3 kg per kL

0.1 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration over 3 kg per kL but not over 6 kg per kL

3.8 c/kg

 

(iv)with a concentration of over 6 kg per kL

13.1 c/kg

 

(l)for chromium —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.03 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.03 kg per day but not over 1 kg per day

2045.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 1 kg per day

8190.0 c/kg

 

(m)for copper —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.03 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.03 kg per day but not over 0.12 kg per day

2045.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.12 kg per day

8190.0 c/kg

 

(n)for lead —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.03 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.03 kg per day but not over 0.3 kg per day

2045.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.3 kg per day

8190.0 c/kg

 

(o)for nickel —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.006 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.006 kg per day but not over 0.15 kg per day

2045.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.15 kg per day

8190.0 c/kg

 

(p)for zinc —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.05 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.05 kg per day but not over 0.5 kg per day

2045.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.5 kg per day

8190.0 c/kg

 

(q)for arsenic —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.001 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.001 kg per day but not over 0.04 kg per day

10235.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.04 kg per day

102345.0 c/kg

 

(r)for cadmium —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.001 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.001 kg per day but not over 0.015 kg per day

10235.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.015 kg per day

102345.0 c/kg

 

(s)for molybdenum or selenium —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.001 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.001 kg per day but not over 0.02 kg per day

10235.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.02 kg per day

102345.0 c/kg

 

(t)for silver —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.002 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.002 kg per day but not over 0.01 kg per day

10235.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.01 kg per day

102345.0 c/kg

 

(u)for mercury —

 

 

(i)with a concentration of up to 0.0001 kg per day

1025.0 c/kg

 

(ii)with a concentration over 0.0001 kg per day but not over 0.001 kg per day

102345.0 c/kg

 

(iii)with a concentration of over 0.001 kg per day

767615.0 c/kg

12.Effluent discharged from a septic tank effluent pumping system into a sewer of the Corporation

 

For effluent discharged from a septic tank effluent pumping system into a sewer of the Corporation

155.0 c/kL

13A.Trade waste discharged from open area

 

In respect of the discharge of trade waste from an open area under an approval of the Corporation, for the period for which the approval has effect (which cannot be of less than 12 months), in addition to any other charge applicable to the land under this Schedule, an amount per m2 of open area

$1.45

[Division 3 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2379-84; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5093‑4.]

Division 4 — Metropolitan combined charges

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2384.]

13.Metropolitan non‑residential (other than vacant land)

In respect of land in the metropolitan area that is not —

(a)comprised in a residential property; and

(b)referred to in item 1, 3, 4, 5, 14, 15 or 16,

the charge is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (P + Q) £ R, then —

P + Q

or if —

(P + Q) > R; and

N £ W,

then —

R

or if —

(P + Q) > R; and

N > W,

then —

R + {(N - W) ´ I}

where —

P =the annual charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 18;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 19;

R =the charge calculated in accordance with the following formula — 

A ´ S

where —

A =the charge payable in the 2012/2013 year;

S =1.120;

N =the discharge volume for the 2013/2014 year;

W =the discharge volume for the 2012/2013 year;

I =2.8376.

14.Metropolitan Government trading organisation and non‑commercial Government property

In respect of a non‑commercial Government property, or a property held by a Government trading organisation, in the metropolitan area the charge payable in accordance with the following formula —

Y + Q

where —

Y =the charge payable for the relevant number of major fixtures in the 2013/2014 year as set out in the Table to item 18;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 19.

15.Metropolitan non strata‑titled caravan park with long‑term residential caravan bays

In respect of a caravan park in the metropolitan area —

(a)not consisting of strata‑titled caravan bays referred to in item 3; and

(b)having long‑term residential caravan bays, the charge payable in accordance with the following formula —

AA + AB

where —

AA =a charge of $254.93 for each long‑term residential caravan bay;

AB =the charge for any part of the caravan park not comprised in long‑term residential caravan bays, calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (Y + Q) £ R, then —

Y + Q

or if —

(Y + Q) > R; and

N £ W,

then —

R

or if —

(Y + Q) > R; and

N > W,

then —

R + {(NW) ´ I}

where —

Y =the charge payable for the number of major fixtures in the relevant part of the caravan park in the 2013/2014 year as set out in the Table to item 18;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 19;

R =the charge calculated in accordance with the following formula — 

A x S

where —

A =the amount payable in the 2012/2013 year;

S =1.120;

N =the discharge volume for the 2013/2014 year;

W =the discharge volume for the 2012/2013 year;

I =2.8376.

16.Metropolitan nursing home

In respect of a nursing home in the metropolitan area, not being a nursing home which is, or is part of, an aged home the charge is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (T + Q) £ R, then —

T + Q

or if (T + Q) > R, then —

R

where —

T =the charge calculated in accordance with the following formula — 

U ´ V

where —

U =the number of beds in the nursing home;

V =$139.71;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 19;

R =the charge calculated in accordance with the following formula —

A x S

where —

A =the amount payable in the 2012/2013 year;

S =1.120.

17.Certain metropolitan strata‑titled units

In respect of land in the metropolitan area that —

(a)is not classified residential or vacant land; and

(b)comprises a unit that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985; and

(c)shares a major fixture with another unit described in paragraph (b) and has no other major fixtures that discharge into the sewer,

and where the total number of major fixtures shared by all the units on the relevant strata plan is less than the number of those units, an amount calculated in accordance with the following formula —

T + Q

where —

T =$479.97;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 19.

[Division 4 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2384-8.]

Division 5 — Computation of combined metropolitan charges

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2389.]

18.Formula for annual charge

For the purposes of Division 4, the annual charge (P) is calculated according to the following formula —

If (A ´ B) £ (C + D), then —

X

or if (A ´ B) > (C + D), then —

(A ´ B) – [{(A ´ B) – (C + D)} ´ E]

where —

A =the amount payable in the 2012/2013 year;

B =1.120;

C =the charge payable for the relevant number of major fixtures for the 2013/2014 year as set out in the Table;

D =discharge charge;

E =1.000;

X =the amount specified in relation to the 2013/2014 year for the relevant number of major fixtures as set out in the Table.

Table of major fixture‑based minimum charges
(per fixture)

No. of fixtures

Charge
$

1

772.10

2

330.51

3

441.38

4+

479.97

19.Formula for quantity charge

For the purposes of Division 4, the quantity charge (Q) is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (F ´ G) £ H, then —

nil

or if (F ´ G) > H, then —

{(F (G) – H} ´ I

where —

F =the volume of water delivered to the property in the 2013/2014 year;

G =the discharge factor set for the property for the 2013/2014 year;

H =the discharge allowance for the 2013/2014 year calculated in accordance with item 20;

I =2.8376.

20.Discharge allowance

For the purposes of item 19, the discharge allowance is —

(a)for land to which item 13 applies that is not mentioned in paragraph (e), 200 kL of water; and

(b)for a non‑commercial Government property, or a property held by a Government trading organisation, 200 kL of water; and

(c)for a caravan park referred to in item 15, an amount of water in kilolitres calculated in accordance with the following formula — 

L + M

where —

L =200;

M =75 kL of water for each long‑term residential caravan bay;

and

(d)for a nursing home referred to in item 16, 75 kL of water per bed; and

(e)for properties served through a common metered service, 200 kL of water for each property.

[Division 5 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2389-91.]

Division 6 — Service charges for trade waste

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2391; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5094.]

21.Inspection — routine programme

 

For an inspection for a routine programme

$134.75/hour

22.Meter reading — routine programme

 

For each meter reading for a routine programme

$24.60

23.Grab samples — routine programme

 

For each grab sample for a routine programme

$286.00

24.Composite samples — routine programme

 

For each composite sample for a routine programme

$672.10

25.Establishment charge — unscheduled visit

 

Establishment charge for an unscheduled visit

$122.50/hour

26.Product evaluation — unscheduled visit

 

Product evaluation for an unscheduled visit

$153.30/hour

27.Grab samples — unscheduled visit

 

For each grab sample for an unscheduled visit

At cost

28.Composite samples — unscheduled visit

 

For each composite sample for an unscheduled visit

At cost

29.One off discharge of trade waste

 

For a one‑off discharge of trade waste

$122.50/hour

30.(Not used)

[Division 6 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2391-2; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5094.]

Division 7 — Combined charges for country

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2392.]

31.Country non‑residential or commercial residential property, Government trading organisations and non‑commercial Government property

In respect of land in a non‑metropolitan area that is classified as country non‑residential or commercial residential property, Government trading organisation or non‑commercial Government property and is not referred to in item 2, 4, 5, 32, 33 or 34, the charge is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (P + Q) £ R, then —

P + Q

or if —

(P + Q) > R; and

N £ W,

then —

R + {(N (W) ´ I}

where —

P =the annual charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 36;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 37;

R =the maximum charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 35;

N =the discharge volume for the 2013/2014 year;

W =the discharge volume for the last available consumption year;

I =2.8376.

32.Country non strata‑titled caravan park with long‑term residential caravan bays

In respect of a caravan park in a non‑metropolitan area —

(a)not consisting of strata‑titled caravan bays referred to in item 3 of this Schedule; and

(b)having long‑term residential caravan bays,

the charge payable in accordance with the following formula —

AA + AB

where —

AA =a charge of $254.93 for each long‑term residential caravan bay;

AB =the charge for any part of the caravan park not comprised in long‑term residential caravan bays, calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (Y + Q) £ R, then —

Y + Q

or if —

(Y + Q) > R; and

N £ W,

then —

R

or if —

(Y + Q) > R; and

N > W,

then —

R + {(NW) ´ I}

where —

Y =the charge payable for the number of major fixtures in the relevant part of the caravan park in the 2013/2014 year as set out in the Table to item 36;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 37;

R =the charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 35;

N =the discharge volume for the 2013/2014 year;

W =the discharge volume for the last available consumption year;

I =2.8376.

33.Country nursing home

In respect of a nursing home in a non‑metropolitan area, not being a nursing home which is, or is part of, an aged home, the charge is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (T + Q) £ R, then —

T + Q

or if (T + Q) > R, then —

R

where —

T =the charge calculated in accordance with the following formula — 

U ´ V

where —

U =the number of beds in the nursing home;

V =$139.71;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 37;

R =the charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 35.

34.Certain country strata‑titled units

In respect of country non‑residential or commercial residential property that is in a non‑metropolitan area that —

(a)comprises a unit that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985; and

(b)shares a major fixture with another unit described in paragraph (a) and has no other major fixtures that discharge into the sewer,

and where the total number of major fixtures shared by all the units on the relevant strata plan is less than the number of those units, an amount is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

T + Q

where —

T =$479.97;

Q =the quantity charge calculated in accordance with the formula in item 37.

35.Limit on increase

For the purposes of this Division, the maximum charge (R) is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (P + Q) - A > B, then —

if (A (S) > (A + J), then

(A ´ S)

or if (A ´ S) £ (A + J), then

(A + J)

or if (P + Q) - A £ B, then —

if (A ´ S) > [A + {(P + Q) - A} / O], then

(A ´ S)

or if (A ´ S) £ [A + {(P + Q) - A} / O], then —

[A + {(P + Q) - A} / O]

where —

P =the target annual charge, based on the number of major fixtures calculated using the Table in item 36;

Q =the ultimate discharge charge calculated using the formula in item 37, except that the discharge allowance calculated in accordance with item 38(a) is 200 kL;

A =the equivalent full year charge payable in the 2012/2013 year;

S =1.120;

B =$166.67;

J =$166.67;

O =1.

[Division 7 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2392-6; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5095.]

Division 8 — Computation of combined charges for country

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2396.]

36.Formula for annual charge

For the purposes of Division 7, the annual charge (P) is calculated according to the following formula —

If A £ (C + D), then —

X

or if A > (C + D), then —

A – [{A – (C + D)} / E]

where —

A =the equivalent amount payable in the 2012/2013 year;

C =the charge payable for the relevant number of major fixtures for the 2013/2014 year as set out in the Table;

D =the ultimate discharge charge;

E =1;

X =the amount specified in relation to the 2013/2014 year for the relevant number of major fixtures as set out in the Table.

Table of major fixture‑based minimum charges
(per fixture)

No. of fixtures

Charges
$

1

772.10

2

350.51

3

441.38

4+

479.97

37.Formula for quantity charge

For the purposes of Division 7, the quantity charge (Q) is calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If (F ´ G) £ H, then —

nil

or if (F ´ G) > H, then —

{(F ´ G) – H} ´ I

where —

F =the volume of water delivered to the property in the 2013/2014 year;

G =the discharge factor set for the property for the 2013/2014 year;

H =the discharge allowance for the 2013/2014 year calculated in accordance with item 38;

I =2.8376,

and where only the integer value (i.e. rounded down to the nearest whole number) of (F ´ G) – H is to be used in calculating the final charge.

38.Discharge allowance

For the purposes of item 37, the discharge allowance is —

(a)for land to which item 35 applies that is not mentioned in paragraph (d), an amount of water in kilolitres calculated in accordance with the following formula —

If X £ C, then —

L

or if X > C, then —

L + [(XC) / K]

where —

X =the annual charge for the 2013/2014 year calculated in accordance with the formula in item 36;

L =200;

C =the charge payable for the relevant number of major fixtures for the 2013/2014 year as set out in the Table to item 36;

K =2.8376;

and

(b)for a caravan park referred to in item 32, an amount of water in kilolitres calculated in accordance with the following formula — 

L + M

where —

L =200;

M =75 kL of water for each long‑term residential caravan bay;

and

(c)for a nursing home referred to in item 33, 75 kL of water per bed; and

(d)for properties served through a common metered service, 200 kL of water for each property; and

(e)for a non‑commercial Government property, or a property held by a Government trading organisation, 200 kL of water.

[Division 8 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2396-8.]

Schedule 4 — Charges for drainage for 2013/2014

[bl. 27]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2399.]

Division 1 — Fixed charges

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2399.]

1.Strata‑titled caravan bay

 

In respect of each residential property being a single caravan bay that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985



$28.30

2.Strata‑titled storage unit and strata‑titled parking bay

 

In respect of land comprised in a unit used for storage purposes or as a parking bay that is a lot within the meaning of the Strata Titles Act 1985



$10.55

[Division 1 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2399.]

Division 2 — Charges by way of rate

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2399.]

3.Land in a drainage area as referred to in by‑law 27 classified as residential or semi‑rural residential

 

In respect of all land in a drainage area as referred to in by‑law 27 that is classified as residential or semi‑rural residential land



0.545 cents/
$ of GRV

 

subject to a minimum in respect of any land the subject of a separate assessment of

$93.60

4.Land in a drainage area classified as vacant land

 

In respect of all land in a drainage area classified as vacant land


0.694 cents/
$ of GRV

 

subject to a minimum in respect of any land the subject of a separate assessment of

$93.60

5.Land in a drainage area as referred to in by‑law 27 other than land to which item 1, 2, 3 or 4 applies

 

In respect of all land in a drainage area as referred to in by‑law 27 other than land to which item 1, 2, 3 or 4 applies



0.279 cents/
$ of GRV

 

subject to a minimum in respect of any land the subject of a separate assessment of

$93.60

[Division 2 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2399-400.]

Schedule 5  Charges for irrigation for 2013/2014

[bl. 31]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2400.]

1.Ord Irrigation District

 

In respect of land to which water is supplied in the circumstances described in by‑law 31, an amount per hectare of land irrigated of —

 

 

(a)where the supply is assured

$142.00

 

(b)where the supply is not assured

$107.00

[Schedule 5 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2400; amended in Gazette 14 Nov 2013 p. 5094.]

[Schedule 6 deleted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2400.]

Schedule 7  Concessional charges and interest rates

[bl. 8, 8A and 9]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2400.]

1.Concession (by‑law 8A(2))

 

Charge for water supply

$98.19

 

Charge for sewerage

$195.13

 

Charge for drainage

$25.51

2.Interest on overdue amounts (by‑laws 8 and 9)

 

Interest on overdue amounts (by‑laws 8
and 9)


12.83%
per annum

[Schedule 7 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2400-1.]

Schedule 8  Water supply charges for Government trading organisations and non‑commercial Government property

[bl. 8B]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2401.]

1.Annual charge (based on meter size)

Meter size
mm

Charge
$

20 or less

205.71

25

321.42

30

462.82

40

822.83

50

1 285.67

70, 75, 80

3 291.31

100

5 142.67

140, 150

11 571.02

200

20 570.70

250

32 141.69

300

46 284.07

350

62 997.77

subject to a minimum charge, where property is served but not metered by the Corporation, of

205.71

2.Volume charge (c/kL)

 

(1)Metropolitan

204.3 cents

 

(2)Country (according to the non‑residential classification of the town/area in which that property is situated, as set out in Schedule 10) —

 

 

Class

Charge (c/kL)

Class 1

196.5

Class 2

214.0

Class 3

232.8

Class 4

253.6

Class 5

276.1

Class 6

300.7

Class 7

327.5

Class 8

356.6

Class 9

388.3

Class 10

422.9

Class 11

460.4

Class 12

501.4

Class 13

546.0

Class 14

594.6

Class 15

647.4

[Schedule 8 inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2401-2.]

 

Schedule 9  Classification of towns/areas for the purpose of determining quantity charges in the previous year

[bl. 17D(3)]

[Heading inserted in Gazette 19 Jun 2013 p. 2403.]

Town/area

Residential classification

Non‑residential classification

Albany

3

6

Albany Farmlands

3

6

Allanooka Farmlands

1

1

Allanson

4

10

Arrino

5

15

Arrowsmith Farmlands

5

12

Augusta

5

12

Australind/Eaton

2

1

Badgingarra

5

15

Bakers Hill

4