Encouraging community consultation to broaden stakeholder awareness.

Declared Pest Rate

The Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 allows a declared pest rate to be raised to manage priority declared pests. The CWBA applied for its first Declared Pest Rate to be implemented across the region in 2017-2018.

The 2020-2021 CWBA Declared Pest Rate is:

0.0384 cents in the dollar on the unimproved value of freehold land in the local government districts of Dalwallinu, Koorda, Morawa and Perenjori, that is—
i. no less than 100 hectares in area
ii. with a minimum rates payable amount of $80

The Declared Pest Rate will be matched dollar for dollar by the Government and funds can only be spent within our area of operation. This year, 14 biosecurity groups will have a rate applied to their area of operation, with approx. 16,800 landholders being issued a rate invoice.

The CWBA recommendation for the 2021-2022 CWBA Declared Pest Rate is:

The CWBA requested the Minister for Agriculture and Food to approve an ad valorem rate Declared Pest Rate for 2021-2022 of $160,000.00 (0.0396 cents in the dollar on the unimproved value) on land in the local government districts of Dalwallinu, Koorda, Morawa and Perenjori, that is:

  • identified as freehold on the rural valuation roll maintained under the Valuation of Land Act 1978; and
  • no less than 100 hectares in area; and
  • a minimum of $80.00 per VEN.

And 4.591 cents in the dollar on the unimproved value of the land held under pastoral leasehold in the local government districts of Dalwallinu and Perenjori.

The CWBA and Minister will undertake community consultation on the proposed 2021-2022 CWBA Declared Pest Rate in the first half of 2021. If you do wish to discuss this at any time please just get in touch with the CWBA.

Additional information:
2020-2021 DPR Gazettal Notice
RBG FAQs
Declared Pest Rate Info Sheet
Declared Pest FAQs
www.agric.wa.gov.au