Rates: Objects & Reasons for 2021/22

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Public consultation has concluded

Comments close: 5pm on Monday, 21 June 2021

Outcome: View agenda for the Differential Rates and the 2021/2022 Budget adopted by Council at the Special Council Meeting on 28 June 2021.

In accordance with Sections 6.33 & 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995 and the Council’s intention to continue levying differential rates for the 2021/2022 Financial Year, the City is required to publish its Objects and Reasons for implementing the differential rates categories.

The overall objective of the Rates and Charges in the 2021/2022 budget is to provide for the shortfall in income required to enable the City of Kalamunda to provide the necessary works and services in the 2021/2022 Financial Year after taking into account all non-rate sources of income. Council at a Special Council Meeting on the 25th May 2021 set the parameters to initiate the Budget 2021/22 process.

A minimum rate is applied to all differential rating categories within the City of Kalamunda. The setting of the minimum rate is in recognition that every property within the City receives some minimum level of benefit from services provided. By adopting a minimum rate, Council take this benefit into consideration.

Landgate has more information on the different land valuation methods on their website.

Differences in minimum rates between the differential categories is due to the same factors as explained in each differential category below:

Rating CategoryMinimum RateRate in the Dollar (c)
Gross Rental Valuation Rating Categories
GRV General

The GRV General rate applies to all GRV valued properties in the City with a predominant land use that does not fall within the categories of Commercial, Industrial or Vacant Land.

The object of this rate is to apply a base differential general rate to land zoned and used for purposes other than Commercial, Industrial or Vacant Land and to act as the City’s benchmark differential rate by which all other GRV rated properties are assessed. The reason for this rate is to ensure that all ratepayers make a reasonable contribution towards the ongoing maintenance and provision of works, services and facilities throughout the City. It is also lower than vacant land as the City is endeavouring to encourage landowners to develop vacant land.

$882

0.070843


GRV Commercial / Industrial

The Industrial and Commercial GRV rate is levied on GRV valued properties where the predominant use of the land is for either Industrial or Commercial purposes.

The object of this rate category is to apply a higher differential rate to raise additional revenue to offset the increased costs associated with service provision to these properties.

The reason for this rate is that a higher differential rate is required to meet the higher level of service costs associated with Commercial and Industrial properties and the localities within which they are situated. This would typically include costs associated with increased maintenance and renewal of assets and infrastructure required.


$1,1020.074927
GRV Vacant Land

The GRV Vacant rate is levied on all GRV valued land in the City where the property is considered vacant land.

The object of this rate is to promote the development of vacant land within the City’s district. The reason for this rate is to impose a higher differential general rate on vacant land that acts as a disincentive to persons who are land banking and not actively developing vacant land.



$7000.088164
Unimproved Rating Categories
UV General

The UV General rate applies to all UV valued properties in the City with a predominant land use that does not fall within the categories of Commercial or Industrial.

The object of this rate category is to impose a differential rate commensurate with the use of land and is the base rate by which all other UV rated properties are assessed. The reason for this rate is to ensure that all ratepayers on Unimproved Properties make a reasonable contribution towards the ongoing maintenance and provision of works, services and facilities throughout the City.


$8820.003533
UV Commercial

The UV Commercial rate is levied on UV valued properties where the predominant use of the land is for either Industrial or Commercial purposes.

The object of this rate category is to raise additional revenue to offset the costs involved in servicing properties within this rate category, which include but are not limited to major outlays for transport infrastructure maintenance and renewal/refurbishment and significant related costs of land use and environmental impacts.


$1,1020.004180


A statement of the Objects and Reasons for the proposed rates and minimum payments are also available for inspection at the Administration Centre during normal office hours.

Submissions by electors or ratepayers, in respect of the Intention to Levy Differential Rates can be submitted via the following methods:
Online: provide comments below
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
By Post: Chief Executive Officer, City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda, 6926
Submissions closed 5pm Sunday 20 June 2021.

Once Council has considered the submissions, the Differential Rates and the 2021/2022 Budget (with or without modification) will be adopted by Council.

More information on the different valuation methods can be found on the Valuer Generals website at www.landgate.wa.gov.au

Outcome: View agenda for the Differential Rates and the 2021/2022 Budget adopted by Council at the Special Council Meeting on 28 June 2021.

In accordance with Sections 6.33 & 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995 and the Council’s intention to continue levying differential rates for the 2021/2022 Financial Year, the City is required to publish its Objects and Reasons for implementing the differential rates categories.

The overall objective of the Rates and Charges in the 2021/2022 budget is to provide for the shortfall in income required to enable the City of Kalamunda to provide the necessary works and services in the 2021/2022 Financial Year after taking into account all non-rate sources of income. Council at a Special Council Meeting on the 25th May 2021 set the parameters to initiate the Budget 2021/22 process.

A minimum rate is applied to all differential rating categories within the City of Kalamunda. The setting of the minimum rate is in recognition that every property within the City receives some minimum level of benefit from services provided. By adopting a minimum rate, Council take this benefit into consideration.

Landgate has more information on the different land valuation methods on their website.

Differences in minimum rates between the differential categories is due to the same factors as explained in each differential category below:

Rating CategoryMinimum RateRate in the Dollar (c)
Gross Rental Valuation Rating Categories
GRV General

The GRV General rate applies to all GRV valued properties in the City with a predominant land use that does not fall within the categories of Commercial, Industrial or Vacant Land.

The object of this rate is to apply a base differential general rate to land zoned and used for purposes other than Commercial, Industrial or Vacant Land and to act as the City’s benchmark differential rate by which all other GRV rated properties are assessed. The reason for this rate is to ensure that all ratepayers make a reasonable contribution towards the ongoing maintenance and provision of works, services and facilities throughout the City. It is also lower than vacant land as the City is endeavouring to encourage landowners to develop vacant land.

$882

0.070843


GRV Commercial / Industrial

The Industrial and Commercial GRV rate is levied on GRV valued properties where the predominant use of the land is for either Industrial or Commercial purposes.

The object of this rate category is to apply a higher differential rate to raise additional revenue to offset the increased costs associated with service provision to these properties.

The reason for this rate is that a higher differential rate is required to meet the higher level of service costs associated with Commercial and Industrial properties and the localities within which they are situated. This would typically include costs associated with increased maintenance and renewal of assets and infrastructure required.


$1,1020.074927
GRV Vacant Land

The GRV Vacant rate is levied on all GRV valued land in the City where the property is considered vacant land.

The object of this rate is to promote the development of vacant land within the City’s district. The reason for this rate is to impose a higher differential general rate on vacant land that acts as a disincentive to persons who are land banking and not actively developing vacant land.



$7000.088164
Unimproved Rating Categories
UV General

The UV General rate applies to all UV valued properties in the City with a predominant land use that does not fall within the categories of Commercial or Industrial.

The object of this rate category is to impose a differential rate commensurate with the use of land and is the base rate by which all other UV rated properties are assessed. The reason for this rate is to ensure that all ratepayers on Unimproved Properties make a reasonable contribution towards the ongoing maintenance and provision of works, services and facilities throughout the City.


$8820.003533
UV Commercial

The UV Commercial rate is levied on UV valued properties where the predominant use of the land is for either Industrial or Commercial purposes.

The object of this rate category is to raise additional revenue to offset the costs involved in servicing properties within this rate category, which include but are not limited to major outlays for transport infrastructure maintenance and renewal/refurbishment and significant related costs of land use and environmental impacts.


$1,1020.004180


A statement of the Objects and Reasons for the proposed rates and minimum payments are also available for inspection at the Administration Centre during normal office hours.

Submissions by electors or ratepayers, in respect of the Intention to Levy Differential Rates can be submitted via the following methods:
Online: provide comments below
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
By Post: Chief Executive Officer, City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda, 6926
Submissions closed 5pm Sunday 20 June 2021.

Once Council has considered the submissions, the Differential Rates and the 2021/2022 Budget (with or without modification) will be adopted by Council.

More information on the different valuation methods can be found on the Valuer Generals website at www.landgate.wa.gov.au

  • CLOSED: This comment period has concluded.

    Submissions close 5pm Sunday, 20 June 2021.

    Please ensure you have read the Objects & Reasons for 2021/22 before commenting.

    Public consultation has concluded

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