Rates & charges explained
We manage an income of $114 million (including capital grants & contributions). Rates and annual charges make up 64% of that income.
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) caps the income councils can make from rates in a process called rate pegging. Councils must ensure the total income from rates does not grow by above the amount set by IPART, even if land values rise.
Land values for rating purposes are supplied by the Valuer General’s Office every 3 to 4 years.
A Notice of Valuation shows the land value of a property, based on property market conditions. It gives landholders the opportunity to consider their land value before it is used by Council.
Landholders wanting to know more about their land value (or if you believe your land value has been calculated incorrectly), should call the office of the Valuer General, Department of Lands on 1800 110 038, or visit the Valuer General’s website.
We consider the categorisation of land and the land value of your property to calculate rates, then we apply a domestic waste charge and emergency services levy.
We decide which category your property should be based on, according to its characteristics and use. See below:
|Ordinary Rate Category||Ad Valorem in $||Minimum|