Natural Resource Management (NRM) is about managing the way in which people and natural landscapes interact. The NRM Levy funds this vital work.
The Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy is a State Government tax which the Council is required to collect under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004, in order to make a specified contribution to the funding of the operations of the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Rangers Natural Resources Management Board (NRMB).
Revenue collected from this levy is not retained by the Council and the Council does not determine how the revenue raised is allocated by the State Government.
The Council's contribution to the NRMB is collected from property owners through a separate rate, the NRM Levy, based on Capital Value. The rate is fixed and calculated to raise the equivalent amount as Council’s share to be contributed to the NRMB, taking into account any rebates/remissions under Section 159-166 of the Act.
The NRM Levy is separate to the General Rates levied by the Council.
For the 2019-2020 Financial year, the Council will collect $1.376m for the payment of the State Government Natural Resources Management Levy. The NRM Levy has been set at 0.009744 cents-in-the-dollar against all rateable properties.