The Port Augusta City Council have proposed a 2.7 per cent rate increase for the 2021/22 financial year.
The new rating system will see general rates fall for commercial and industrial properties, as well as vacant land, however, average rates will increase for residential properties, coastal holiday homes and primary production under the new system.
The average increase for residential properties could be up to 217 dollars, with these increases and changes set to be phased in over the next few years.
The Council are planning to communicate with all land owners plan who will be "significantly impacted".
Copies of the draft 2021/22 Annual Business Plan & Budget are available on the Council website, and hard copies can be found at the Civic Centre's front foyer.