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19-27 Extension of the rates path protection for new councils

Date: Monday 21st October 2019
Category: Council Circular

Circular Details

Circular No 19-27 / 21 October 2019 / A662487

Previous Circular

 19-14 - Recent amendments to the Local Government Act 1993

Who should read this

New Council Councillors / General Managers / Council Finance and IP&R staff

Contact

Policy Team / (02) 4428 4100 / olg@olg.nsw.gov.au

Action required

Information

PDF Version of Circular

 19-27 Extension of the rates path protection for new councils

 

What’s new or changing

  • New councils formed in 2016 that have opted out of the rates path protection extension will cease to be included under the Ministerial Determination issued for Section 218CB of the Local Government Act 1993.
  • New councils that have decided to extend the rates path protection will be included under provisions of the Ministerial Determination to 2021.
  • New councils formed in 2016 will be eligible to apply for a Special Variation or Minimum Rate Variation, regardless of whether they have opted out of the rates path protection extension.

 

Key Points and What this will mean for your council

  • New councils under the rates path protection extension will maintain rates paths until mid-2021.
  • All new councils are eligible to apply for a special or minimum rate variation for the 2020-21 rating year.
  • Any new council seeking to apply for a variation should contact IPART as soon as possible to discuss.

 

Where to go for further information

www.olg.nsw.gov.au/strengthening-local-government/supporting-and-advising-councils/directory-of-policy-advice/rating-and-special-variations.
 

 

Tim Hurst

Deputy Secretary

Local Government, Planning and Policy

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