Council uses land values to distribute rates across the local government area and this is done by using a combination of the land value of the property and a fixed amount per property.
There is a revenue policy in place that sets the rates and charges we as a Council need to fund the services we provide to the community. A change in land value does not necessarily lead to a similar change in rates.
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.
For more information on how your rates are calculated please contact Council on (02) 6581 8111.
This page was last updated on: 04 July 2018