Special Rate Variation Approval

Council has been advised by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) that its Special Rate Variation Application has been approved.

During extensive community consultation, residents have told us which assets were the most important to them.

A $82 million works program has been prepared which will include borrowing costs as well as:

  • $ 24 million on improving sealed roads

  • $ 16.5 million on sealing gravel roads

  • $ 13 million on revitalising town centres and public spaces

  • $ 7 million in upgrading community buildings

  • $ 9 million on enhancing parks, river foreshores and sport and recreational facilities

  • $ 4 million on building new pathways.

Including the Special Rate Variation, there will be an average increase in rates of $107 in the first year. Over the next two years, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021, there will be a rate increase each year.

Details on the IPART decision can be found here https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Local-Government/Reviews/Special-Variations-Minimum-Rates/Special-Variations-Minimum-Rates-2018-19?qDh=2&cid=14bd1e97-a301-4445-ab48-96ca5c8fe5e1

To work out the increase to your rates due to the Special Rate Variation follow this link to our online rates calculator http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/council/business-with-council/rates/rates-calculator

Alternatively use the table below as a guide to the increase to rates

To see the works planned in the Hawkesbury during 2018-2019, please visit https://www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/27535/documents/77608

To see Council’s hardship policy, please visit the Rates Section of Council’s webpage at http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/council/business-with-council/rates


Council has been advised by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) that its Special Rate Variation Application has been approved.

During extensive community consultation, residents have told us which assets were the most important to them.

A $82 million works program has been prepared which will include borrowing costs as well as:

  • $ 24 million on improving sealed roads

  • $ 16.5 million on sealing gravel roads

  • $ 13 million on revitalising town centres and public spaces

  • $ 7 million in upgrading community buildings

  • $ 9 million on enhancing parks, river foreshores and sport and recreational facilities

  • $ 4 million on building new pathways.

Including the Special Rate Variation, there will be an average increase in rates of $107 in the first year. Over the next two years, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021, there will be a rate increase each year.

Details on the IPART decision can be found here https://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/Home/Industries/Local-Government/Reviews/Special-Variations-Minimum-Rates/Special-Variations-Minimum-Rates-2018-19?qDh=2&cid=14bd1e97-a301-4445-ab48-96ca5c8fe5e1

To work out the increase to your rates due to the Special Rate Variation follow this link to our online rates calculator http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/council/business-with-council/rates/rates-calculator

Alternatively use the table below as a guide to the increase to rates

To see the works planned in the Hawkesbury during 2018-2019, please visit https://www.yourhawkesbury-yoursay.com.au/27535/documents/77608

To see Council’s hardship policy, please visit the Rates Section of Council’s webpage at http://www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au/council/business-with-council/rates