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Pensioner Rebates

If you have a pensioner concession card you may be eligible for a rebate on your rates. To be eligible the rateable property must be your principal place of residence. If you think you may be eligible for the rebate and it is not shown on your rate notice please make inquiries by phoning our customer service centre on (02) 6499 2222.

All pensioner rebate applications will undergo confirmation by Centrelink.

General rates and Domestic waste

In accordance with Section 575(3)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a rate reduction of 50 percent of the amount of the rate levy, provided the maximum rebate for combined rate and domestic waste management charges does not exceed $250 to eligible pensioners. Of this rate reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55 percent.

The estimated pension rebate for general rates in 2018 - 2019 is $679,506.

Water charges

In accordance with S.575 (3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a reduction of 50 per cent of water supply charges levied up to a maximum of $87.50 for each individual charge. Of this reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55 per cent.

The estimated amount of the pension rebate in 2018-2019 is $265,455.

Sewer charges

In accordance with S.575 (3)(b) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a reduction of 50 per cent of the residential sewage charge levied up to a maximum of $87.50 per assessment. Of this reduction, the NSW Government reimburses 55 per cent.

The estimated amount of the pension rebate in 2018-2019 is $229,000.

Waste Management charges

In accordance with Section 575(3)(a) of the Local Government Act 1993 Council provides a reduction of 50 per cent of the domestic waste management charge provided the maximum rebate for combined rate and domestic waste management services does not exceed $250.00.

The estimated pension rebate for waste in 2018-2019 is $280,000.

 


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