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2018-2019 Rates information for residents and property owners
Categorisation for Rating Purposes

In accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act, 1993, (Section 514 to Section 531) Council has declared each parcel of rateable land within the Council area to be within one of the following categories: Residential, Business, Farmland or Mining. At any time, a ratepayer may apply to Council to have their land category reviewed. Forms for this purpose are available from Council.

The ratepayer must advise Council within 30 days if the circumstances of their land changes so as to cause it to change from one category to another.

If you are dissatisfied with Council's declaration of the category of your land after it has been reviewed, or the date the category of your land is to take effect, you may appeal to the Land and Environment Court within 30 days after the declaration is made, under Section 526 of the Local Government Act 1993.

The land values assigned for rating purposes are supplied by the Valuer General's Office. These valuations are made every three years.

Any objections or appeals regarding the valuation of the land value must be directed to the Valuer General's Office. Whether or not an objection is pending, the rates levied must be paid by the due date indicated on the front of your Rate Notice.

CategoryBase Amount $Ad Valorem c in $
Residential   
   Williamtown Primary Management Zone184.00.15135
   Williamtown Secondary Management Zone276.00.22703
   Williamtown Broader Management Zone331.20.27243
   Residential369.00.30330
Farmland  
   Williamtown Primary Management Zone184.00.15135
   Williamtown Secondary Management Zone276.00.22703
   Williamtown Broader Management Zone331.20.27243
   Farmland369.00.30330
Business1557.00.8513
MiningN/A.8513
ChargeAmount $
Waste Management Charge58.00
Waste Service Charge (Domestic)418.00
Waste Service Charge (Commercial)418.00
Waste Service Charge - Additional Red Bin240.00
Waste Service Charge - Additional Yellow Bin125.00

The Waste Management Charge is an annual charge relating to maintenance and licensing of waste disposal depots, waste education, administration and landfill rehabilitation that affects ratepayers.

The Waste Service Charge is an annual charge relating to kerbside collection, periodic bulk waste collection, sorting, disposal service and recycling.

The Local Government Act requires these charges to be applied where the service is available including to vacant land. No reduction will be given for developed land where the service is not used.

Catchment ContributionLand Category Rate Applies toAd Valorem c in $
Hunter Local Land Services Catchment ContributionAll.0111

All properties within a defined area in the western half of the local government area (generally south and west of Salt Ash) are levied a catchment contribution by Council on behalf of Hunter Local Land Services. The contribution applies to all land with a land value over $300 within the catchment area. To find out more visit their website hunter.lls.nsw.gov.auor call 02 4930 1030.