10-18 Maximum Amount of Minimum Rates 2010/2011
By an amendment to clause 10 of the Local Government (General) Regulation 2005, the Minister for Local Government has specified that the maximum amount of a minimum ordinary rate made in terms of section 548(3)(a) will be $430 for 2010/2011 for all ordinary rates in all councils without Ministerial approval for a higher amount. The instrument giving effect to this amendment was published on the NSW legislation website, www.legislation.nsw.gov.au on Friday 30 July 2010.
Minimum amounts of special rates under section 548(3)(b) remain at $2 (unless prior Ministerial approval for a higher amount has been given).
In cases where prior approval has been granted for a minimum amount of an ordinary rate higher than the $430, the Minister has announced a 2.6% increase in terms of section 548(5) of the Local Government Act 1993 for the rating year commencing 1 July 2010. Read more...