Council has complied with the Victorian Government's rates cap of 2.5%. The cap applies to the average annual increase of rates and charges.
The rates and charges for your property may have increased or decreased by a different percentage amount for the following reasons:
- the valuation of your property relative to the valuation of other properties in the municipal district
- the application of any differential rate by Council
- the inclusion of other rates and charges not covered by the Victorian Government's rates cap.
The average residential total rate increase of 4.5% can be explained as:
an increase in rates for the average residential property valued at CIV $546,151is $28.80or 2.5%
an increase of $3.25 or 3.2% to the municipal charge and
a fee increase of $15.10 for the waste collection service fee. This is impacted by the increase in the EPA levy - an estimated $35.88 increase, an overall 4.8% increase.