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 has today 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.
To provide feedback, please complete the online submission form (below) which asks specific questions on key issues. There is an option to provide general comments in the online form. Alternatively, an identical form is provided at Appendix A of the consultation guide.
You may complete the online form, or post or email the completed form, by the feedback closing date of 5 February 2021 to:
Office of Local Government, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Towards a Fairer Rating System
Locked Bag 3015
Nowra NSW 2541