Rates

Everything you need to know about your rates, including how to pay rates, how rates are calculated and used, FAQs and changing your address or property ownership.


Everything you need to know about your rates, including how to pay rates, how rates are calculated and used, FAQs and changing your address or property ownership.
 

What do my rates and charges pay for?

Below is a breakdown of how Council will spend the rates and charges income that we receive for every $100 in the 2021/2022 budget.

$34.27
Water and Sewer

  • Water supply
  • Water infrastructure
  • Sewer services

$13.66
Works and Assets

  • Roads
  • Street cleaning
  • Fleet
  • Asset building and maintenance

$13.51
Waste
 

  • Waste collection
  • Resource recovery
  • Waste planning
  • Waste education

$12.21
Corporate Coordination

  • HR, Finance, IT, Customer Service
  • Tourism
  • Economic Development

$10.67
Leisure and Recreation

  • Recreation facilities
  • Aquatic facilities
  • Public toilets

$6.17
Planning and Sustainability

  • Development Applications
  • Strategic planning
  • Heritage
  • Environment

$4.98
Community
 

  • Library
  • Regional Gallery
  • Communications
  • Events

$3.00
Projects and Property

  • Airport
  • Halls, Cemeteries
  • Civic Centre
  • Project management

$1.90
Certification and Compliance

  • Rangers, companion animals
  • Biosecurity
  • Public health
  • Building inspections

* Environmental Health and Building Services is expected to provide a return to Council.  Children’s Services along with our Families, Ageing and Disability Services are provided at zero cost to ratepayers.

 

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