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How rates are calculated

This page explains how 2020-21 rates are calculated in the Cumberland Local Government Area.

Valuer General Newsletter

For general information regarding land values and Council Rates, view the NSW Government Valuer General's Fact Sheet

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 2.6% above the general income for the 2019/2020 financial year.

  Residential rate Business rate
Rate for each dollar of unimproved land value 0.00122623 0.00453263
Infrastructure special rate for each dollar of unimproved land value 0.00148438 0.00274191
Base charge $507.00 N/A
Minimum rate for business properties only   $1,238.05 for properties with a land value of <$273,141
Stormwater charge $25 $25 per 350 sq/m capped at $500.00
Stormwater charge strata properties $12.50 $12.50

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 8757 9099.

How rates are calculated in the former Auburn area

In 2019/20, the former Auburn Council’s general (rates) income increased by 2.7% 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 0.00152494 0.0035565
Minimum rate $594.62(LV<$389,930) $594.62(LV<$167,192)

Stormwater charges

In addition, the following stormwater charges apply to land.

    Residential rate Business rate
SWR Stormwater charge $25.00 $25.00 per 350 sq/m capped at $500.00
SWRS Stormwater charge strata properties $12.50 $12.50

How rates are calculated in the former Parramatta (Woodville Ward) area

In 2020/21, the former Parramatta (Woodville Ward) Council's general (rates) income increased by 2.6% as approved by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). The 2019 base date land valuations were used for rating purposes.

  Residential  Business Industrial
Rate imposed on each dollar of unimproved land value 0.00141701 0.00606141 0.00763177
Minimum rate $690.14(LV<$490,972) $722.83(LV<$119,251) $722.83(LV<$94,713)

  • A ‘Open Space Acquisition & Embellishment Special Rate (OSA & E)’ is charged on all rateable parcels of land, and is calculated using a Rate in the Dollar & Base Charge – ‘0.00005395’ and Base Charge of ‘$25.66’
  • A ‘Suburban Infrastructure Special Rate (SISR)’ is charged on all rateable parcels of land, and is calculated using a Rate in the Dollar & Base Charge – ‘0.0000745’  and Base Charge of ‘$11.81’