Rates Review

At its 27 August, 2018 Ordinary Meeting, Council resolved to have a detailed and independent review undertaken of how rates are calculated and everyone can share their opinion.

The review, to be delivered ahead of the 2019-20 Budget, is in response to strong opinion expressed from the farming sector after 2018-19 Rates Strategy consultation period had closed. 

A key outcome is to achieve a fair and equitable distribution of the rate burden across all sectors of the community.

An independent consultant will lead the process and engage with a nine-person Rates Strategy Advisory Committee and the general community in order to recommend an over-arching Rates Policy and a revised Rates Strategy.