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%), and despite new valuations in 2017 and 2020, still remain considerably disproportionate.
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.
For 2021-2022 the Town proposes to have three rates categories, residential and non-residential and vacant.
Any comments you wish to make on the proposal are to be submitted by 4pm Monday 19 July 2021, by one of the following:
- Online at Your Thoughts
- By email, to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting differential rating
- By letter, addressed to Town of Victoria Park, Locked Bag No. 437, Victoria Park WA 6979, quoting differential rating
- By completing a hard copy submission form located at the Library or the Administration building quoting differential rating
Download the Statement of Objects and Reasons for Differential Rates 2021/2022 document below for information about the rates for the coming financial year.
Submissions must be made by an elector or a ratepayer in respect of the proposed rates, and any related matter.
For further information please contact Stuart Billingham on (08) 9311 8111 during office hours.