About Council Rates
Council provides a wide range of services, which benefit the community. These include managing and maintaining expensive infrastructure such as local roads, libraries, sports complexes, sporting grounds, childcare centres, parks, playgrounds and street lighting. Council also provides services such as planning and development assessment, waste collection and economic development.
One of the ways in which Council funds these services is through their statutory power to charge Council rates. Rates account for the largest portion of Council funds. Fees and charges, and grants from the Federal and State Governments make up the balance.
More Information on Rates
Fact Sheet - Why Have Rates & How They Are Calculated(PDF, 861KB)
Fact Sheet - Stormwater Management Service Charge(PDF, 102KB)
Newsletter from the NSW Valuer General - July 2016(PDF, 1MB)