The Local Government (Land Use) Regulations 1989, provides for the following land uses to be permissible differentiating factors for the purpose of levying differential general rates on the basis of land use.
- Commercial – Shop
- Commercial – Office
- Commercial – Other
- Industry – Light
- Industry – Other
- Primary Production
- Vacant Land
The definition of each category is set out in detail in the Local Government (General) Regulations 2013 (at regulation 10).
Should you have any reason to believe that the land use category applied to your rates assessment is not reflective of the predominant use of your property, you may lodge a written objection with Council, outlining the grounds upon which your objection is based.
Objections must be submitted to Council within 60 days of receipt of the first Rates Notice for the financial year.