Intention to Levy Differential General Rates

Intention to Levy Differential General Rates
   
Local Government Act 1995 (section 6.36)

Local public notice is hereby given, in accordance with section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995 (the Act), of the intention of the City of Nedlands to levy the following differential general rates and minimum payments for the 2014—15 financial year.

Differential general rates
Residential:   $0.04515 per dollar of gross rental value
Residential vacant:  $0.06491 per dollar of gross rental value
Non-residential:  $0.05813 per dollar of gross rental value

Minimum rate payments
Residential:   $1297
Residential vacant:  $1713
Non-residential:  $1774

Section 6.33 (1) (b) of the Act allows the levying of differential general rates according to the predominant purpose of which land is held or used, as determined by the local government. Section 6.35 (6) (c) of the Act requires separate minimum payments to be applied to each differential rating category where differential general rates are imposed.

The reasons for, and objects of, the Council’s intention to continue with differential rating and to impose the above rates in 2014—15 are based on the principles of equity and fairness. The Council considers that non-residential properties require a higher base standard of infrastructure and services due to the greater volumes of people and vehicular traffic. A separate differential rate is proposed for vacant residential land as an incentive to promote land development.  A document describing the objects of, and reasons for, the differential rates and minimum payments may be inspected at the City’s libraries or internet (www.nedlands.wa.gov.au).

Electors and ratepayers of the City of Nedlands are invited to submit in writing their views on the above rates by 4 June 2014. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Nedlands, PO Box 9 Nedlands WA 6909.

Greg Trevaskis
Chief Executive Officer