Rate Strategy and Policies

Council's Rating Strategy and policies are part of the budget document. The rates and charges on properties within the Alpine Shire are covered by the following strategy and policies:

1. Rating Strategy - includes the General Rate, which is levied on most residential properties. This makes up the major source of income from which Council delivers over 90 services and provides a range of capital works programs throughout the community.

2. Farm Rate Policy - this is a reduced rate equal to 73% of the general rate, applicable to property that satisfies the criteria.

3. Commercial/Industrial Rate Policy – this rate is equal to 143% of the general rate, applicable to property that satisfies the criteria.

4. Waste Services Charge - this determines the application of waste service charges across the Shire, including kerbside waste and recycle collection and waste management.

To access the strategy and policies download the budget here. Refer to Section 9 of the budget document.

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