Rates constitute a system of taxation for Local Government purposes, as required by the Local Government Act 1989. Council uses Capital Improved Value (CIV) as the basis for determining its rates on the grounds that it provides the most equitable distribution of rates across the municipality.
Council will regularly review and adopt its Rating Strategy to provide clear information to ratepayers about Council's rating structure. Council considers that each differential rate will contribute to the equitable and efficient carrying out of Council functions.
The Strategy sets the principles for Council to levy and collect rates due on properties in the Shire.