We collect rates from our residents and businesses to help fund the infrastructure and services we provide. Each property is assigned a rating category and using property values, supplied by the NSW Valuer General, we calculate how much each property owner pays in rates.
How Your Rates are Calculated
Your property has a rating category assigned to it. Each July we will post out to you a rate notice that will advise the rating category for your property. If you don't agree with the category, or if you change the use of your property, you should notify Council in writing within thirty (30) days.
Our operating plan provides the rates applicable for each rating category. There is a minimum amount of rates that we apply to your property regardless of its value which is considered to be a fair and reasonable amount to contribute towards our core services.
We will use the value of your property and your rating category to calculate your rates. We use the NSW Valuer General's value of your property to calculate your rates. The NSW Valuer-General will send you a 'Notice of Valuation' separately advising the value of your property. If you disagree with your property valuation please contact the NSW Valuer-General to request a review
The total amount of rates we can collect is determined each year by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART).
In addition to the rates on your property, your rate notice will also contain any other annual charges applicable including waste removal services and the stormwater levy.