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.
The following Fact Sheet may assist councils in preparing their 2020-21 applications:
The 2020-21 application forms will be available soon.
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.
Guidelines for preparation of an application to increase minimum rates above the statutory limit in 2020-21
See past minimum rate increase applications and determinations.
Below is the timeline for minimum rate increase applications for the 2020-21 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:
John Madden at John_Madden@ipart.nsw.gov.au or by telephone on (02) 9113 7780