Local councils that are seeking to increase minimum rate levels above the statutory limit need to submit minimum rate applications to IPART for review and assessment. Councils should contact IPART to discuss their application as early as possible in the process.
The following Fact Sheet and Information Papers may assist councils in preparing their 2022-23 applications:
- Fact Sheet - Minimum Rates in 2022-23
- Information Paper - Minimum Rates in 2022-23
- Information Paper - Community Engagement and Awareness
- Part A for harmonised councils (updated 17 Dec 2021), Part A for unharmonised councils (updated 17 Dec 2021), Part B, Guide for Part B
While IPART has been delegated responsibility for assessing and determining minimum rate applications, the Government has retained responsibility for setting the policy framework under which applications will be assessed. The Office of Local Government issues Guidelines to assist councils in preparing their applications.
Councils applying to increase minimum rates above the statutory limit must comply with the requirements set out in the Guidelines.
Below is the timeline for minimum rate increase applications for the 2022-23 financial year.
|Office of Local Government Guidelines released||November 2020|
Notification of council's intention to apply for an increase to
|26 November 2021|
|Applications for minimum rate increases due||7 February 2022|
|Determinations released by||May 2022|
Any enquiries regarding minimum rate applications should be directed to:
Albert Jean by email to Albert_Jean@ipart.nsw.gov.au or by phone on (02) 9290 8413.