Mixed Development Rating

In general, Mixed Development rating allows for a property to receive a combination of Residential and Business rates (providing a form of rating relief, in most cases). This is due to the property having dual usage.

For example, a residential property may also double as a:

  • preschool
  • doctor’s surgery, or
  • solicitor’s office etc.

If it is determined that you are entitled to Mixed Development rating, the Valuer General’s Department will supply Council with a Mixed Development Apportionment Factor (MDAF). 

The MDAF is determined by calculating the proportion that the notional rental value of the business part bears to the rental value of the land as a whole. The result is expressed as a percentage.

Rates and charges are apportioned according to the MDAF.

For example, a parcel of mixed development land has an MDAF of 60%, rates and charges would be apportioned as:

  • Residential 40%
  • Business 60%

For more information contact Council’s Rates Section on +61 2 9843 0247 or complete the following online form:

Application for Change in Rating Category - Business or Residential(PDF, 712KB)