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Postponed rates

You may apply for a postponement of rates in the current or following rating years if you are the person responsible for paying rates for land on which there is a single dwelling house, and is one of the following:-

  1. Land on which there is single dwelling house used or occupied as such and which is zoned or otherwise designated for use under an environmental planning instrument for purposes of industry, commerce, or the erection of residential flats;
  2. A parcel of land (which may comprise one or more portions in a current plan) on which there is a single dwelling house used or occupied as such and which is zoned or otherwise designated for use under an environmental planning instrument so as to permit its subdivision for residential purposes;
  3. a parcel of rural land (which may comprise one or more portions in a current plan) which is zoned or otherwise designated for use under an environmental planning instrument so as to permit its use otherwise than as rural land, or its subdivision into two or more lots or portions, one or more of which has an area of less than 40 hectares.

The rates postponed are calculated on the portion of the land value that the Valuer General determines is related to its zoned or permitted use.

If you wish to discuss whether you are eligible to receive the benefit of postponed rates, or would like an application form to be sent to you, please call Council’s Rates Section on 02 6626 7012.