The application for a Special Rate Variation to IPART is for approval to increase general rates by 2.5% above the rate pegging limit each year over three years. For an average urban household, this will mean an additional $15 each year for three years, an average business $22 and the average for farmland $74. Council also acknowledges that this is an average and variances will be evident.
The additional revenue of approximately $200,000 per year increase will fund the State Government subsidised loan repayments for $5.23m worth of bridge, road and street constructions to be undertaken over the next four (4) years.
For more information view our Fequently Asked Questions page or download Council's application and supporting documentation below.
Phone: 02 6540 1123
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.