Towards a Fairer Rating System - Consultation on local government rating reform

Following extensive consultation with the local government sector and the community, the NSW Government  released for further comment an Exposure Draft of the Local Government Amendment (Rates) Bill 2021 to implement the NSW Government Response to IPART’s review of the local government rating system.

The Exposure Draft Bill, and other key rating reforms, if implemented, will help to improve the equity and efficiency of the rating system and enhance councils’ ability to implement sustainable fiscal policies over the long term.

A consultation guide, Towards a Fairer Rating System, has been released to explain the proposed changes in the Exposure Draft Bill and to assist councils and others to provide feedback on this and other rating reforms.