Rates and charges provide Liverpool Plains Shire Council with a major source of revenue, which is used to meet the costs of providing services to residents and businesses of the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area.
Under the Local Government Act 1993, Council must make and levy ordinary rates on all rateable lands within the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area, based on independent valuations provided by Property NSW on behalf of the NSW Valuer General.
Council’s total rate income increase is pegged by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), which determines the percentage by which all NSW councils can increase their total rate income by over the previous year. The IPART has confirmed that the increase for 2020/21 is 2.6 per cent, which Council has adopted.
Further information on Council’s rating structure and categories is detailed in the Revenue Policy, contained in the combined Delivery Program 2017-2021 and Operational Plan 2020-2021
Your Rates Notice
Council sends out Rates Notices in July each year. Should you choose not to pay in full, we will send you a reminder notice each quarter.
There are several ways you can receive your Rates Notice:
- By post: We will automatically post your Rates Notice to you unless you sign up for a different option.
- BPAY View: Sign up to BPAY View to get your Rates Notice sent straight to your online financial account. Contact your financial institution if you need help with BPAY View.
- Email: Register to receive your Rates Notice by email. Make sure you have your property assessment number (as shown on your Rates Notice) handy.
When to pay
You can choose to pay your rates:
- In full by 30 September 2020
- By quarterly instalments. Each instalment is due by:
- 30 September 2020
- 30 November 2020
- 28 February 2021
- 31 May 2021
To provide relief during the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, interest will not be charged on overdue rates until 01 January 2021.
If you’re experiencing difficulty in paying your rates, please contact our Administration and Customer Service Centre on (02) 6746 1755 to speak with our Rates Officer.
You can pay your rates, water and Council invoices online, over the phone, by post, or in person at Council’s Administration and Customer Service Centre.
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If you have a pensioner concession card, you may be eligible for a rebate on your rates. To be eligible, the rateable property must be your principal place of residence. If you think you may be eligible for the rebate and it is not shown on your Rates Notice, please contact our Administration and Customer Service Centre on (02) 6746 1755.
Eligible ratepayers are entitled to receive up to:
- $250.00 off residential ordinary rates;
- $87.50 off fixed water charges; and
- $87.50 off fixed sewer charges.
To apply for a pensioner rebate, complete and submit a Pensioner Concession Application Form.
All pensioner rebate applications undergo confirmation by Centrelink prior to approval.
Update your Rates Notice postal address
If your current postal address is different from the address shown on your Rates Notice, please notify us immediately in writing. We cannot accept notifications of change of address over the telephone.
If you have an agent managing your property, they may advise us directly in writing on your behalf. The advice must on a signed agency letterhead, with a copy of page 1 of 2 of the signed ‘Exclusive Management Agency Agreement Residential’ (short version).