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Ordinary Rate Increase for 2013/2014

Council’s increase in Ordinary Rate income for 2013/2014 is 5.43%. This increase includes the 2013/2014 annual rate pegging increase of 3.4% - set by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) and the continuation of the CBD Special Business Rate for 2013/2014. The CBD Special Business Rate only applies to CBD business property-owners.

 All rateable land is subject to an ordinary rate. The land value of your property is one of the major factors in the determination of the ordinary rate you pay.  Your land value is supplied to Council by the State Government (Valuer General’s Office) with new values provided every three years.

 The amount of rates levied is also determined by the rating categorisation of your property.

 Rating Categories

The Local Government Act states that all rateable land must be categorised into one of four rating categories (Residential, Business, Farmland or Mining) and the Council must give notice of this category. Your rating category is displayed on your rate notice. 

These categories are purely for rating purposes and are not necessarily related to zoning or location. If you disagree with your rating category, application for a review of your rating category may be obtained by contacting Council’s Rate Section on (02) 6648 4444.           

Other Rate Charges

In addition to ordinary rates, Councils can levy a ‘charge’ whereby the amount charged must relate to the service or benefit provided to the property.  These charges can relate to water, sewerage, storm water and waste services and unlike ordinary rates are not subject to rate pegging restrictions.

Further Information & Contacts

Further information on local government rating can be found at Division of Local Government or on the back of your rate notice.

If you would like to contact Council in regards to an account enquiry please use the following details:

  • For Rate Account enquiries please phone (02) 6648 4444 
    (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm)
  • For Water Account enquiries please phone (02) 6648 4333 
    (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm)
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