Mid-Western Regional Council is expecting an additional $520,000 in rate revenue after passing a 3.6 per cent cap increase directly to mining assessments.
Council adopted its four-year Delivery Program and 2012-13 Operational Plan last week and will see total rate revenue rise to $14.9 million.
Although Council did not increase rates for farmland, business or residential assessments, new property values released this year may see some rises or decreases in rates across the region.
Mid-Western Regional Council finance manager, Clare Phelan, said about 43 per cent of residential assessments would be charged the minimal rate of $576. About 27 per cent of businesses will also be charged at the minimum rate.
She said about 3000 urban residential properties would see no change to their rates or a decrease. A similar number will see an increase between $1 and $50. Nine urban residential properties valued over $150,000 will see an increase of more than $500.
From more than 1900 farmland assessments, 1027 will see either no increase or a decrease in their rates. About 160 farmland properties will see an increase of between one to $50. About 280 will see an increase of over $500.
The finance manager said rates notices would be out before the end of July and due before the end of August.
The bulk of Mid-Western ratepayers will be charged a standard rate of $120 for their water plus $2.50 for each kilolitre. Water rates will be out from October and due by November.
Domestic waste management will be charged at $158 along with a general waste charge of $165.
Ms Phelan said the general waste charge went towards landfill costs, waste transfer station upkeep and disposal fees.
Businesses will see a cost of $176 for their waste management as well as the general waste charge.
For sewerage, residential properties will be charged $586 and non-residential $325. Non-residential will also be charged $1.86 per kilolitre of water entering the sewer system.
Sewerage charges go into the sewerage fund to pay for major augmentations across the region.
Ms Phelan said because it was an election year, councilors would present a report on their Delivery Program and the new council will review the current Program and make an ongoing commitment.