Policy under section 102(3)(b) and section 110 of the Local Government Act 2002
Council has adopted a Rates Postponement Policy [PDF, 132 KB] under section 102(3)(b) and section 110 of the Local Government Act 2002.
The objective of the policy is to assist owner-occupiers of property to continue living in their home when they do not have the financial capacity to pay their rates or where the payment of rates would create a financial hardship.
The Rates Postponement Policy is primarily, but not exclusively, designed for ratepayers over 65 years of age. Younger ratepayers may apply and will be considered on their merits.