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Cameron Creek Rural Electricfication Scheme

Council has adopted an Overall Plan and an Annual Implementation Plan, as described in the Local Government Regulation 2012, section 94 for the levying of the Cameron Creek Rural Electrification Special Charge. A special charge will be levied on all rateable land within the area defined on the map marked Benefitted Area, Rural Electrification Cameron Creek Road for the purpose of raising funds to repay interest and principal on a Queensland Treasury Corporation loan of $182,620 borrowed to cover the construction costs of a backbone high voltage power line.

The annual debt servicing charges are apportioned equally on all parcels of land within the area of the map marked Benefitted Area, Rural Electrification Cameron Creek Road for a period of not more than 20 years from 2006, and shall be reviewed annually as per the Annual Implementation Plan.

Council is of the opinion that all occupiers of the land especially benefits from, or has or will have special access to, the backbone high voltage power line.

OVERALL PLAN

The overall plan to construct a “backbone” high voltage power line along Cameron Creek Road was to enable occupiers of the land within the map marked Benefitted Area, Rural Electrification Cameron Creek Road, to be able to obtain a supply of electricity that otherwise would have been prohibitive.


Council funded the construction of a backbone line borrowing $182,620 from Queensland Treasury Corporation.
The annual debt servicing charges are apportioned equally on all properties within the benefitted area, as per the annual implementation plan. These charges will continue to apply irrespective of whether the ratepayer is accessing the service, and irrespective of whether the land is at some point reconfigured.


The overall plan is made up of the following:

  1. The occupier of the land has or will especially benefit from, or has or will have special access to the “backbone” high voltage power line.
  2. The rateable land to which the plan applies is defined in the map marked Benefitted Area, Rural Electrification Cameron Creek Road.
  3. The estimated cost of carrying out the overall plan is $286,713.40.
  4. The estimated time for carrying out the overall plan is not more than 20 years from 2006.
  5. The estimated sum of charges per levy to achieve repayment in no more than 20 years is $8,694.40.

ANNUAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

The annual implementation plan for the Cameron Creek Rural Electrification Scheme Special Charge for the 2020/2021 financial year is:

  1. To review the special charge to ensure the sum of levies collected does not exceed the overall costs of carrying out the plan. The special charge has been calculated to allow recovery of the estimated costs of carrying out the overall plan within 20 years.
  2. To review the special charge for the benefitted area each year to ensure the levy amount is adequate to recover the costs of carrying out the overall plan within the relevant time frames. For example, in the case of the reconfiguration of parcels of land, the special charge may need to increase or decrease to recover the same total annual levy.

Download Benefited Area Map - Rural Electrification Cameron Creek 2020-21

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