How your rates are calculated

2018/19 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 2018/19

2018/19 Rating Structure – 7.5% Increase

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

Residential

 13,524 0.2314 803 16,958,596  73.95%
Residential - Flood Prone  28 0.2314 402 11,581  0.05%
Business  1,101 0.4058 803 2,866,506  12.50%
Business - Byron CBD  350 0.5118 803 1,949,522  8.50%
Mining  0 0.4058 803 0  0.00%
Farmland  544 0.2102 803 1,146,648  5.00%
Farmland - Flood Prone  0 0.2102 402 0  0.00%
Totals  15,547     22,932,853  100.00%

 

Rates Calculation method
Land value (issued by Valuer General) x Rate in $ = Ordinary rates ($803 min) + Fixed Services Charges

You can obtain your land valuations from the NSW Valuer General

For a comprehensive overview of Rates and Charges for 2018/19 please refer to the Statement of Revenue Policy 2018-19 which was adopted by Council on 28 June 2018.