Council rates notices are now available through BPAY View.
Just as federal and state governments collect taxes to fund their programs, local governments must also generate funds to pay for the services they provide to the community.
Our rates are a general purpose levy, which contribute to more than 120 services plus essential infrastructure such as roads, footpaths, parks, gardens, libraries and sports facilities.
Many people assume that if their property value has increased substantially the Council will collect more money in rates. This is not the case. All councils determine property rates by applying a rate in the dollar to the total value of the property. If properties go up in value the Council reduces the rate in the dollar to compensate.