The proposed rating structure will be simpler with a significant reduction in the number of rating sub-categories and the number of different rates.
This will ensure that it:
- is easier for ratepayers to understand
- levels out the current inequitable rates
- is fairer and more equitable overall
- all ratepayers pay their fair share of rates.
Importantly, the proposed new rating structure only changes the distribution of rates across the City, it does not increase revenue from rates for the Council.