Consultation has concluded

One rate system because we are one city


At the 24 November 2020 Ordinary meeting, Council authorised the public exhibition of the rates harmonisation and financial sustainability proposal - One Rate system – because we are One City.

This proposal

Rates across the City have been reviewed and are proposed to change from July 2021.

The One Rate proposal is now on public exhibition and Council is seeking comments and feedback from the community.

The key objectives of the proposal are to facilitate:

  • Rate harmonisation, this being a requirement of the NSW Government which will ensure homeowners and business property owners pay consistent rates across the City based on land value; and
  • An increase to the income stream of $40 million per year to ensure that we provide the services the community want and deserve. This will include an increase to the minimum rate for residential and business properties to $990 over 3 years (subject to legislative changes) and a Special Rate Variation (SRV).

One Rate

Read all about the new rates with a rates calculator, FAQs, translated information and more.

This exhibition

The exhibition period for the One Rate proposal commences on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and closes at 5pm Sunday 17 January 2021.

Community information sessions

If you would like to speak with a Council officer about this proposal, we will be hosting a series of community information sessions over the exhibition period.

These sessions will be COVID Safe with social distancing measures in place.You will be required to register when attending these sessions and may experience a delay in speaking with an officer; thank you in advance for your patience.

Online webinar sessions

Council will be hosting a series of digital community sessions for residential and business ratepayers over the exhibition period. Registration to join these sessions is required.

How to have your say

Thank you for your interest in this exhibition. Submissions are now closed. Council is currently reviewing and considering all submissions received on the matter during the exhibition period.

More information

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please see the One Rate Frequently Asked Questions.

If you would like to speak with a Council officer about this proposal please contact the One Rate hotline at 9707 5719.