Council has implemented strict protocols to ensure we comply with directions issued by government in relation to managing the COVID 19 risk. These protocols apply to our staff, our customers and visitors to our premises, and councillors alike. Some non-essential services have ceased altogether, others are still in operation but due to social distancing have added levels of complexity. Please be understanding that we will do our best to maintain services and help in what are unique and challenging circumstances.
FARMLAND – Land is categorised as “farmland” if it is a parcel of rateable valued as one assessment and its dominate use is for farming ( that is, the business or industry of grazing, animal feedlots, dairying, pig farming, poultry, viticulture, orcharding, beekeeping, horticulture, vegetable growing, the growing of crops of any kind, forestry, oyster farming, or fish farming within the meaning of the Fisheries and Oyster Farms Acts 1935, or any combination of those businesses or industries) which:
a) has a significant and substantial commercial purpose or character; and
b) is engaged in for the purpose of profit on a continuous or repetitive bases (whether or not a profit is actually made).
RESIDENTIAL – Land is to be categorised as “residential” if it is a parcel of rateable land valued as one assessment and:
a) its dominant use is for residential accommodation (otherwise than as a hotel, motel, guest-house, boarding house, lodging house or nursing home or any other form of residential accommodation prescribed by the regulations); or
b) in the case of vacant land, it is zoned or otherwise designated for use under an environmental planning instrument (with or without development consent) for residential purposes; or
c) it is rural residential land.
MINING – Land is categorised as “mining” if it is a parcel of rateable land valued as one assessment and the dominant use is for a coal mine or a metalliferous mine.
MINING GOLD – Land is categorised as “mining gold” if it is a parcel of rateable land valued as one assessment and the dominant use id for mining gold.
BUSINESS – Land which cannot be categorised as Farmland, Residential or Mining.
Download printable form for Application for Change in Category of Land Use for Rating Purposes