How your rates are calculated

2019/20 Ordinary rates

Council applied to the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) to increase its total revenue generated by rates by 7.5% per annum for four rating years commencing in 2017/18. IPART approved Council's application in May 2017.

The proposed additional revenue generated by the increased rates will be primarily spent on asset renewal and maintenance, particularly on the road network.

Rating structure 2019/20

2019/20 Rating Structure – 7.5% Increase

Category  No. of Assessments Rate in $ Min Rate $ Total 2018/19 Income ($) Proportional Contribution of Yield % 

Residential

13,731 0.2485 863 18,351,742 73.95%
Residential - Flood Prone 28 0.2485 432 12,445  0.05%
Business 1,112 0.4371 863 3,104,396  12.50%
Business - Byron CBD 348 0.5572 863 2,110,357  8.50%
Mining 0 0.4371 863 0  0.00%
Farmland 543 0.2274 863 1,241,559  5.00%
Farmland - Flood Prone 0 0.2274 432 0  0.00%
Totals 15,762     24,820,499  100.00%

 

Rates Calculation method
Land value (issued by Valuer General) x Rate in $ = Ordinary rates ($863 min) + Fixed Services Charges

You can obtain your land valuations from the NSW Valuer General.

For a comprehensive overview of Rates and Charges for 2019/20 please refer to the Statement of Revenue Policy 2019-20 which was adopted by Council on 27 June 2019.