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10-29 Guidelines For The Preparation Of A Special Rate Variation Application And Guidelines For The Preparation Of An Application

Date: Thursday 2nd December 2010
Category: Council Circular

On 4 June 2010, the NSW Premier, the Hon Kristina Keneally MP, announced a number of changes to regulation of local government rates and charges. These changes included the transfer of responsibility to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) for:

  • the setting of the annual "rate peg"
  • the assessment and determination of councils' applications for special rate variations, and
  • the assessment and determination of councils' applications to increase ordinary and/or special rate minimums above the statutory limit.

On 6 September 2010, the Minister for Local Government, the Hon Barbara Perry MP, delegated to IPART her authority under sections 506, 507, 508(2), 508(3), 508(6), 508(7), 508A, 548(3) and 548(8) of the Local Government Act 1993 (LG Act) to facilitate these changes.  Read more...

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