Rates and Property

The Shire of Christmas Island has set rates under the WA Local Government (WA) (CI) Act 1995. Rates are part of the Council’s revenue that was used to finance works and services to the community. The Shire of Christmas Island prepares its budget each year based on expenditure and income, excluding rates. It then determines the general rate required to provide sufficient funds to operate for the year.


For 2013/14 the general rates and service charges have been increased by 5 percent. As income from rates and charges increase, the Shire are well aware of the need to keep ratepayers informed and again staff and Councillors welcome comment from residents on any budget or rating matter.


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