Comments on Northern Beaches Council’s rates harmonisation plan close February 28

Source: Northern Beaches Council

Creating a fairer rates system

Each year we collect rates to fund community infrastructure and services. At the moment these rates are different depending on where you live in the Northern Beaches.

We are required by the NSW Government to harmonise the rating structure of the former Manly, Pittwater and Warringah Councils by 1 July 2021.

Harmonising rates will enable a fairer and more equitable approach to rates collection.

We have extensively modelled a range of options using the rating structures of the three former Councils with the aim to limit impact on our ratepayers.

As part of this process, we are also harmonising our pensioner concession policies, stormwater charges and refining our hardship policy.

We encourage you to watch the webinars below to help you better understand this complex topic.

Click through the tiles below to learn more and make a submission.

Submission forms are available within the section links below. You can also jump straight to residential rates form by clicking here. We welcome your thoughts and feedback.

You may also like to register for an upcoming briefing.

Rates calculator

While we need to introduce a fairer rates system we are mindful of the impacts any sudden increase may have on individual ratepayers.

To minimise this, we have successfully advocated to the NSW Government for a change to legislation which will allow us to gradually implement harmonisation over four years for ad valorem ratepayers.

To make it easier for you to get an estimate of the proposed changes to your rates, we have developed an online rates calculator. This calculator currently shows an example of how your rates might look under gradual harmonisation.

Click here to estimate your rates.

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