Minimum Rate Increase application should be submitted through IPART's Local Government Council Portal. This User Guide gives detailed instructions on how to use Council Portal.
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.
The Office of Local Government has issued the Guidelines for Minimum Rate:
Guidelines for preparation of an application to increase minimum rates above the statutory limit in 2019-20
Minimum Rate applications may be viewed on our website.
We will shortly publish Application Forms for 2019-20 Minimum rate increase applications.
Below is the timeline for minimum rate increase applications for the 2019-20 financial year.
Notification of council's intention to apply for an increase to
Minimum Rates due
Any enquiries regarding minimum rate applications should be directed to:
Scott Chapman at email@example.com or by telephone on (02) 9290 8449