Section 493 of the Local Government Act states that there are four categories of ordinary
rates: Residential, Farming, Mining and Business. Council has to determine the “Rating
Category” for each rateable parcel of land according to its dominant use. 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 a land category and sub-category