Rating Equity Research
Client: Port Pirie Region Council
AEC was engaged by Council to conduct a fresh review into its rating structure for potential implementation from 2019-20, with the primary objective being to ensure a fair method of recovering rates from properties across the region through the application of the principles of equity, consistency, sustainability and simplicity. The review assessed whether the current rating strategy was meeting its original objectives or whether alternative approaches may better reflect these principles, in addition to reviewing (and amending if necessary) the approach to rating against applicable legislation and equity principles given the current approach is based on a historical position. The review was focused on the composition and distribution of general rates, and therefore it did not consider increases or adjustments to total rate income or other sources of revenue.