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Local Government Act 1993 No 30
Current version for 1 November 2019 to date (accessed 13 November 2019 at 05:20)
Rate may be the same or different within a category
Before making an ordinary rate, a council may determine a sub-category or sub-categories for one or more categories of rateable land in its area.A sub-category may be determined—for the category “farmland”—according to the intensity of land use, the irrigability of the land or economic factors affecting the land, orfor the category “residential”—according to whether the land is rural residential land or is within a centre of population, orfor the category “mining”—according to the kind of mining involved, orfor the category “business”—according to a centre of activity.In relation to the category “business”, a centre of activity might comprise a business centre, an industrial estate or some other concentration of like activities.The ad valorem amount (the amount in the dollar) of the ordinary rate may be the same for all land within a category or it may be different for different sub-categories.