As at the end of January 2024, the nominal local government discount rate is 3.2% and the real discount rate is 0.6%.

We have included the calculation of the local government discount rate in the WACC model spreadsheet, available on our website.

Every six months, IPART publishes the discount rate we recommend councils apply if they are using a net present value (NPV) approach to calculating local infrastructure contributions.

Our method of calculating the discount rate is outlined in our August 2018 Technical Paper, Modelling local infrastructure contributions in a present value framework.

Current

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2024

Previous

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2023

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2023

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2022

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2022

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2021

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2021

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2020

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2020

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2019

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2019

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2018

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2018

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2017

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2017

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - August 2016

Fact Sheet - Local Government discount rate - February 2016