Rating Policy

To comply with the requirements of Section 123 (2) (d) (e) of the Local Government Act 1999, Council must, each financial year, prepare and adopt a Rating Policy in conjunction with the Annual Business Plan and the annual declaration of council rates.

The purpose of this policy is to outline Council’s approach to the determination and collection of rates from its community and to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act. In developing this policy Council has also given consideration to the five principles identified which apply to the imposition of taxes on communities.