In 2014 the Town introduced differential rating for the first time. In simple terms, differential rates mean that there is a different rate for different groups e.g. residential, commercial, and industrial. In 2014 differential rates were introduced as a result of the State’s Valuer General determining that residential property values in the area had increased by 26% as opposed to commercial (14%) and industrial (15%).
Local Government rates are tied to the State’s Valuer General determination. Without the introduction of differential rates the necessary rates increase would have burdened residents significantly more.
In 2014 the Town had three rates categories – residential, commercial and industrial. This year there will be two categories – residential and non-residential.
Download the Statement of Objects and Reasons for Differential Rates 2016-2017 document below for information about the rates for the coming financial year.
Submissions can be made by an elector or a ratepayer in respect of the proposed rates, and any related matter.
Submissions must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Town of Victoria Park, Locked Bag 437, Victoria Park WA 6979. For further information please contact Nathan Cain on 9311 8111 during office hours.