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Tweed Shire Council provides more than 50 services to 94,000 residents – all funded by rates, charges, fees, grants and loans.

Rates also pay for services and infrastructure for individual properties, such as water and sewerage.

How every $100 you pay in rates and annual charges is spent

Depiction of how rates are spent
1Sewer supply$21
2Roads, transport, drainage and flooding$21
3Administrative support services$12
4Solid waste management$11
5Parks, sportsfields, open space and aquatic centres$10
6Community buildings, services, libraries, art and culture$7
7Planning, building, compliance, and emergency management$6
8Water supply$5
9Natural resource management$4
10Customer service, community engagement, communications and civic services$2
11Business and economic development$1

What do my rates pay for?

Rates help to pay for your local services:


Rates also help to pay for assets and facilities worth more than $3 billion:

Council assets

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