Local Government Cost Index

The Local Government Cost Index (LGCI) is the primary input into setting the annual rate peg.

IPART surveys councils on costs for the LGCI every four years.

We have reweighted the LGCI based on the results of the 2019 cost survey of councils. For the updated expenditure weights, please see Fact Sheet - Reweighting of Local Government Cost Index.

The reweighted LGCI will be used to calculate the rate peg for 2021-22 onwards.

For more information about the 2019 cost survey, please see the following Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet - Local Government Cost Index Survey 2019.