Keep up to date with what the Town is doing in response to the novel coronavirus situation.
Bin collection during Christmas and the New Year:
Friday 25th December 2020 (Christmas Day) will be collected Saturday 26th December 2020.
Friday 1st January 2021 (New Year's Day) will be collected Saturday 2nd January 2021.
Every other day is as the same as throughout the year.
For any missed bin collections please contact Suez on 08 9418 1315.
The Town of Mosman Park has recently partnered with Switch your thinking, who are recognised for developing and implementing exciting Council based projects to educate the community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to global efforts to secure a safe climate.
Town of Mosman Park residents can now benefit from the Rewards for residents program, which supports you to make your home more sustainable. Switch your thinking partner with businesses to offer our residents discounts on products that will help you cut waste and reduce energy and water use. Discounts are available on solar panels, battery storage, pool covers, compost systems, worm farms, home garden consultations, home energy and water assessments and much more.
For a full list of products and suppliers please click here. To claim the discount contact the supplier for a quote and mention Switch your thinking!
For further information please contact the Town of Mosman Park on (08) 9383 6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard was undertaken by CATALYSE with support from Local Government Professionals WA and funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to measure how communities measured the response from local governments to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online scorecard was open to all residents aged 18+ across Western Australia, hard copies were also made available by some smaller and regional local governments.
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated, 7,666 community members state-wide from 128 local government areas completed a scorecard.
Local residents across Western Australia have shown strength and resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state-wide results show:
A majority of community members:
Click here for the full results.
The results from individual councils will be released in the coming weeks.
Thank you to the 218 people who completed the online survey about the Jetty. The results indicate that the jetty is regularly used, with the majority of respondents being in favour of the jetty being repaired. Click here to see the survey results!
Council has allocated funds in the 2020/21 budget for the Green Place Jetty restoration works. The Town will now invite quotes for the required works to enable to jetty to be re-opened for public use.
BUDGET 2020/21 FAQs
Q. Why is the budget important?
The 2020/21 Budget seeks to maintain Council’s focus to protecting our natural and built environment; and preserving Mosman Park’s unique individuality – between River and Sea.
COVID-19 has had an impact on all of us; and in this context the 2020/21 budget sees no increase in rates revenue but strives to maintain the services our community values.
Q. How does Council provide for a financially sound budget?
When developing the 2020/21 Budget Council applied the following guiding Key Principles:
1. Recurring income must exceed recurring expenditure.
2. Each of the Town’s service delivery activities is to be cost and quality competitive.
3. Asset renewal must have a higher priority than the creation of new assets.
4. Identify new income-producing opportunities.
5. Maintain benchmark results against key performance indicators (financial ratios).
6. Consideration of a reserve funding strategy.
Q. Who pays local government rates and why?
Generally, rates are paid by the owners of residential and commercial properties located in the Town of Mosman Park. Some exemptions apply as per the Local Government Act, 1995. These funds enable the Town to deliver more than 100 services and programs to the community, such as maintenance of parks and reserves, roads, footpaths, health, waste, planning, rangers, and community recreational facilities.
Annual Rates Notices are issued by the Town of Mosman Park early in the financial year and are due at least 35 days from the date of issue.
Q. How are rates calculated?
The amount of money you pay in rates each year is calculated by multiplying a property’s Gross Rental Value (GRV) by a rate in the dollar calculated by the Town of Mosman Park.
(Your rates = GRV x rate in dollar)
GRVs are determined by the state government body Landgate. It is an estimate of how much you would expect to receive if you were to rent your property.
Each year, the Town sets a minimum charge based on the basic services provided by Council. If the calculation of the GRV by the rate in the dollar results in an amount less than the minimum charge, then the minimum charge will be raised.
The below rate in the dollar and minimum payments were agreed by the Town for 2020/21.
Rate in the dollar $0.07206 (2019/20 $0.068011)
Minimum rate $907 (2019/20 $907)
Q. How does Council determine the Rate in the Dollar?
As part of the yearly budget process, the Town determines the Rate in the Dollar by dividing the total amount of money to be raised in general rates by the total value of all ratable properties. The resulting figure is the Rate in the Dollar. For the 2020/21 financial year the Town maintained the rates yield the same as 2019/20 as part of its COVID19 recovery and relief package.
Q. Why are my rates different from 2019/20?
Every three years a revaluation of properties is done across the Perth Metropolitan area. The Valuer General provides this GRV valuation for each property and this is used to calculate your rates.
Your rates will vary - depending on where your valuation change sits across the average change for the Town.
Q. Why don’t rates go down when there is a drop in property market?
This is because your rates are not directly linked to movements in the property market – only the value of your property in comparison with your neighbours. Using the Town’s budget as the starting point for setting the amount of rates required, protects ratepayers from increases that are not directly aligned with the provision of services.
Q. What is the Rates freeze that Local Governments are talking about?
The rates freeze adopted by many Councils in response to COVID-19 is about not increasing the total amount of rates revenue received by Local Governments. The intent of the rates freeze was to help provide ratepayers with financial certainty – in effect one less surprise in what is a difficult time for many.
However, the periodic system of revaluations of properties undertaken by the Valuer General will result in some ratepayers paying more and some less than last year – while the revenue to Local Governments remains unchanged.
Q. Can I appeal my property's valuation?
If you believe the valuation of your property is incorrect, you can lodge an objection to Landgate at email@example.com, call (08) 9273 7373 or visit their website at www.landgate.wa.gov.au
The Town of Mosman Park is not authorised to amend property valuations except on the advice of the Valuer-General’s Office.
Q. Is there a pensioner concession for rates?
Pensioners are eligible for a 50 per cent rebate on general rates, up to a maximum of $750.
Seniors are eligible for a 25 per cent rebate, up to a maximum of $100.
Pensioners and seniors may also be able to defer rates and Emergency Services Levy (ESL) charges until your property is sold.
If you are eligible, the pensioner or senior concession will apply from the date of your application is received by the Water Corporation.
Q. What happens if I can’t pay my rates?
If you are unable to pay the rates by the due date please complete the form here and submit to the Town by email firstname.lastname@example.org
With the exception of eligible pensioners and seniors, interest will be charged on all overdue accounts calculated daily at the rate of 8% per annum.
Q. What other charges do I pay for?
Emergency Services Levy (ESL)
The ESL Levy is charged to all property owners in WA to fund fire and emergency services. The Town is required to collect this levy for the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). For more information please visit the DFES website.
The Town’s full list of fees and charges can be accessed here.
Q. What funding is available for community groups?
The Town of Mosman Park recognises the valuable role community groups play in maintaining an active, vibrant and diverse community and this coming financial year the Town has focused on ensuring that the Community Development Program is in keeping with the Town’s objective of delivering sustainable services.
Some of the budget highlights include:
Q. How can I have a say about the Town’s services?
We live in a great place; and we are committed to making it better. We invite you to be part of the conversation to map out the next 10 years with us. Please keep an eye out on our website under the ‘Have your Say’ for more information on how you can get involved in co-designing our future.
People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call the Town of Mosman Park through the National Relay Service.
The Town of Mosman Park has installed solar panels (photo voltaic cells) on the roof of the Administration building. We’re producing power and reducing carbon emissions.