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How rates are calculated

This page explains how 2017-18 rates are calculated in the;

  • Former Holroyd area
  • Former Auburn area

How rates are calculated in the former Holroyd area

The Independent Pricing & Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for Local Government determined that the former Holroyd Council may increase its general income by not more than 7% above the general income for the 2017/2018 financial year.

  Residential rate Business rate
Rate for each dollar of unimproved land value 0.00108613 0.00626657
Infrastructure special rate for each dollar of unimproved land value 0.00013594 0.00040174
Base charge $475.24 N/A
Minimum rate   $1,098.10 for properties with a land value of <178,820
Stormwater charge $25 $25 per 350 sq/m

 

About the former Holroyd residential and business infrastructure special rate

In 2007/08 Council resolved to implement a major long term infrastructure initiative titled the “20 Plus” Asset Management Plan Proposal.
The Proposal is a 20-year and beyond long term plan designed to help address the growing gap that has emerged between the funding required to effectively manage Council’s considerable portfolio of infrastructure assets and available funding.
To address the growing funding gap Council introduced in 2007/2008 a “Special Infrastructure Rate” on an ongoing basis, coupled with a Stormwater Levy. This is the eleventh year in which these rates have been levied.

Infrastructure works include:

  • Roads (Construction, replacement, repair & renewal)
  • Kerb & Guttering (Construction, replacement, repair & renewal)
  • Pavements/Footpaths (Construction, replacement, repair & renewal)
  • Footpaths & Cycleways (Construction, replacement, repair & renewal)
  • Buildings & Community facilities (Construction, replacement, repair & renewal)
  • Drainage & Flood Mitigation Works (Construction, replacement, repair & renewal)
  • Bridges (Construction, replacement, repair & renewal)

About the former Holroyd mixed development rating

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) due to the property having dual usage.

For example, a residential property may also double as a preschool, or doctor’s surgery, or solicitor’s office, etc. Therefore, the residential and business rates will be levied, according to the proportion that each usage has to the whole of the property.

The Valuer General’s Department supplies Council with a Mixed Development Apportionment Factor (MDAF), for land subject to Mixed Development rating. The MDAF is determined by calculating the proportion that the rental value of the business part, bears to the rental value of the land as a whole. The result is expressed as a percentage.

Any additional information you may require regarding Mixed Development rating, can be obtained by contacting Council’s Rates Section on 02 9840 9700.

How rates are calculated in the former Auburn area

In 2017-18, the former Auburn Council’s general (rates) income increased by 1.5% as approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). The 2016 base date land valuations were used for rating purposes.

  Residential rate Business rate
Rate imposed on each dollar of unimproved land value 0.0013967 cents 0.0047133 cents
Minimum rate $566.52(LV<$405,600) $55815(LV<$93,500) to $566.52 (LV<$120,000)

 

In addition, the following stormwater charges apply to land.

SWR $25.00 Residential Non-strata
SWRS $12.50 Residential Strata
SWB1 $25.00 Land area less than 1,200 sqm
SWB2 $100.00 Land area greater than or equal to 1,200 sqm and less than 5,000 sqm
SWB3 $375.00 Land area greater than or equal to 5,000 sqm and less than 10,000 sqm
SWB4 $725.00 Land area greater than or equal to 10,000 sqm
SWBSMIN $5.00 Minimum stormwater Levy – Business Strata
SWNS1 $25.00 per strata business property apportioned equally to each lot within the strata complex with an area less than 1,200 sqm
SWBS2 $100.00 per strata business property apportioned equally to each lot within the strata  complex with an area greater than or equal to 1,200 sqm and less than 5,000 sqm
SWBS3 $375.00 per strata business property apportioned equally  to each lot within the strata  complex with an area greater than or equal to 10,000 sqm
SWBS4 $725.00 per strata business property apportioned equally  to each lot within the strata complex with an area greater than or equal to 10,000 sqm