Special Business Rates

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

Current Funding Opportunity - City Centre/Darby Street

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought for projects aimed at the promotion, beautification and development of the City Centre / Darby Street precinct.  Categories of focus are industry / business development, place activation / events, beautification / infrastructure development and promotion. Public information sessions will be held on Tuesday 28 July and Thursday 30 July.

Find out more:

Public information sessions will be held on Tuesday 28 July and Thursday 30 July. Please ensure you register for an event if you are planning to attend.

Public Information Session #1 (Morning)

Tuesday 28 July 2020 at 10am

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://ncc-nsw-gov-au.zoom.us/j/95931206748?pwd=RWR0azRGZ0dwYTBySVhTUjk0YkJvQT09

Meeting ID: 959 3120 6748

Register for the Tuesday 28 July 2020 Zoom meeting

Public Information Session #2 (Evening)

Thursday 30 July 2020 at 6pm

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://ncc-nsw-gov-au.zoom.us/j/91297102638

Meeting ID: 912 9710 2638

Register for the Thursday 30 July 2020 Zoom meeting

How to apply:
Submissions to be made through CN's online grants platform (SmartyGrants).

Please contact sbr@ncc.nsw.gov.au if you have further enquiries.

Previous Rounds

SBR funding for the suburban precincts of Hamilton / New Lambton / Wallsend has recently been completed. 

In 2019, 15 events and promotions shared in more than $820,000 in funding. In June 2020, CN convened an Ideas Exchange to share learnings and recommendations from the successful funding recipients. A brief synopsis of each successful project is available at the following (PDF). 

As a result of the Ideas Exchange, updates have been made to the 2020 SBR Guidelines.