Special Business Rates

Special Business Rate (SBR) monies are collected for the promotion, beautification and development of the SBR precincts of City Centre/Darby Street, Hamilton, Mayfield, Wallsend and New Lambton.

CN’s role is to collect the SBR funds, manage the operational framework for the local Business Improvement Association network, and ensure it is expended in accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993.  The SBR on select commercial property owners exists in perpetuity and is levied on an annual basis.

In July 2019 Businesses, not-for-profit organisations and community groups were invited to apply for around $900,000 in funding as part of a program designed to attract more people into the City's business areas.

2019 Expressions of Interest – Contestable Funding - Applications have CLOSED
Please refer to the   guidelines (pdf) for more information.