Where your rates go
Rates contribute to the building and maintenance of facilities such as community centres, parks, beaches, sports fields and libraries which are highly valued by our community. They also fund important community infrastructure including roads, street lighting and footpaths.
What is the rate increase?
The 2019/20 budget requires that the amount to be raised from Rates is $135 million. To achieve this, the Rates-in-the-Dollar and Minimum Rates that have been proposed deliver an overall rate revenue increase of 1.78%, with an average increase of 1.8% for the Residential Improved category (which applies to 89% of Ratepayers).