Where Rates Go

Rates make up a considerable portion of Council’s total income each year, that is allocated towards the many services and infrastructure that we enjoy as a community. Rate money is used for things like the Singleton Public Library, street lighting, waste services, roads, parks, sporting fields, and to provide and maintain facilities and services.

While rates generate a significant amount of money, unfortunately it can’t cover everything. The balance of Council's income is made up of grant and development contribution funding, user fees and charges for a range of services including hiring community halls and sportsgrounds, as well as interest and investment revenue.

Council's Delivery Program details the projects and services that Council is planning to delivery over a four year term.