- where an election has been made to pay by an instalment option - if an instalment is not paid by the due date; or
- where no instalment election has been made – on the balance which remains outstanding after the due date.
- following subdivision or amalgamation of land;
- following the completion of a new building on land;,
- following the completion of additions or alterations to an existing building (this includes a new pool);
- following the demolition of a building; or
- that the previous valuation was incorrectly assessed.
Each rate notice details the characteristics of the property i.e. its legal zoning as per Council’s Town Planning Scheme, as well as the land status - whether the property is improved or vacant. These details, as well as other information such as the full names of the owners, the GRV valuation of each property and the amount of rates levied constitute the Rate Book which is maintained annually.
Any ratepayer may lodge an objection in writing to the City stating their objection to an entry in the Rate Book i.e. that the ownership details are incorrect, or that the zoning of the land is incorrectly shown.
Objections to the Rate Book must be made within 42 days of date of issue of the rate notice. The City will consider each objection and provide a prompt written response.
Objections - Valuations
A ratepayer may lodge an objection against the valuation of a property within 60 days of date of issue of the rate notice. An objection may be on the grounds that a valuation is not fair, or is unjust, inequitable or incorrect. Objection to a valuation should be made in writing giving a full description of the particular property and stating clearly the reasons for the objection. Objections should be lodged direct to the Valuer General:
Valuer General’s Office
PO BOX 2222
MIDLAND, WA 6936
Phone: 9273 7373
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