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Increases to fees and charges set by legislation, 2019-20 - Circular 27.3

To Chief Executive Officer
Environmental Health Staff
Finance and Accounting Staff
General Inspector
Governance Officers
Planning - Building Staff
Date 2 July 2019
Contact Shane Sody
Email: shane.sody@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary Most Local Government fees and charges set by State Government statute have been revised, with effect from 1 July 2019. The increases are mostly greater than the inflation rate, in the range of 5 to 6 per cent.

2019 marks the seventh year in succession that most Local Government fees and charges set by Regulation have been indexed.

Commencing in 2012, the LGA, in conjunction with the Local Government Financial Management Group (SALGFMG) and the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) identified many Local Government fees and charges set by statute.

As part of an annual indexation process co-ordinated by the Department of Treasury & Finance, covering State agency fees and charges, most of the Local Government fees and charges identified have been increased by an indexation factor, since 2012.

This year, the State Government has unilaterally determined that fees and charges should be increased by more than an indexation factor.   This applies both to fees collected by State agencies, and also to fees collected by local governments.

An updated listing of Local Government fees and charges set under various statutes is attached here: 

Local Government fees and charges set by statute 2019-20(82 kb)

 

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