Rating Categorisation Review

Client: Townsville City Council

State: QLD


Townsville City Council engaged AEC working in partnership with Ibis Information Systems to undertake a comprehensive review of its commercial retail rating strategy, and consider consequent implications for other rating categories, with the objectives of creating a simpler, fairer and more equitable structure overall, with all ratepayers paying their fair share. The required deliverables of the project included:

  • A critical review of the recent QAO Report in the context of Council’s rating processes.

  • Scenario modelling of recommended changes to rating structures.

  • Stakeholder meetings with ratepayer groups and individual businesses

  • Presentation to Council of a detailed report."