Rating categories

Rateable land within the Gympie Regional Council is categorised and levied in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009 and Local Government Regulation 2012. Council considers the following criteria when determining which rating category is applied:

  • Land Valuation, determined by The Department of Resources (DOR);
  • Land Use;
  • Location within the region;
  • Access and availability of council services.

For more information, refer to the Gympie Regional Council Rating Category Statement. This includes both the general and specific criteria by which land is categorised.

To view the types of categories, including maps refer to  2021 – 2022 Revenue Statement.

 

Rating categories FAQ

How do I object to my rating category?

Your rate notice shows the differential general rate category to which your property belongs.

Section 90 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 (QLD) provides that an owner may object to the categorisation of their property on the sole ground that the land should have been included in another rating category.

The notice of objection must:

  • Be given within 30 days after the date of issue of the rate notice; and
  • Complete the Objection to Rate Categorisation Form; and
  • Nominate the rating category in which the owner believes the land should be included; and
  • Specify the facts to support the ratepayer's claim.

Prior to making this objection, ratepayers should refer to the Gympie Regional Council Rating Category Statement. This includes both the general and specific criteria by which land is categorised.

Please note that Section 88 of the Local Government Act 2012 (QLD) provides the making of an objection, or the starting of an appeal, does not defer the liability to pay rates by the due date. Should an objection be upheld, an adjustment will be issued.

 

I do not agree with my land valuation, what do I do?

The Department of Resources (DOR) provides Land valuations for all rateable properties in Queensland in accordance with the Land Valuations Act 2010. If you wish to discuss your land valuation, you will need to contact the Department of Resources.

2021 land valuations | Environment, land and water | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)

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