Council rates

Contributing to our community to fund essential services.

Parkes Shire Council raises approximately one quarter of its operating income from rates. Council provides many services that rates help to fund. Some examples are:

  • Maintenance of roads and parks and gardens
  • Libraries
  • Community services for senior citizens and youth
  • Town planning
  • Drainage
  • Animal services
  • Tourism
  • Swimming pools

Rates are the way our community contributes to funding these services and the many others.

How to Pay

Council payments How to pay your rates, water and other charges. Council accepts a range of payment methods as outlined in the table below: Payment […]

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Newsletter & FAQ’s

Answering your questions Ask Council or check the newsletter for rates information. Council produces a fact sheet that provides valuable information regarding rates and charges […]

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Rates and Categorisation

Residential, business, farmland and mining Which category does your property fall into? Council rates are determined in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government […]

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