Household fees and charges increase
The State Government has announced a modest increase in the representative basket of household fees and charges of 2.9 per cent, excluding the introduction of the $99 fee for WA’s expanded catastrophic injuries scheme.
Treasurer Mike Nahan said the Government had been determined to keep rises in general household fees and charges as low as possible in a year when the new scheme was introduced.
In 2016-17, electricity charges for the average householder will rise by 3 per cent and water charges by 4.5 per cent, but there will be no increases in stamp duties on standard driver’s licences.
Standard motor vehicle licences will go up by 2.5 per cent, as will standard third party insurance costs.
Premier Colin Barnett said the Government would keep its election commitment to raise the tax-free threshold for payroll tax from $800,000 to $850,000.