Rates set to rise

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RATES are set to go up by 2 per cent in the City of Ar­madale and 2.5 per cent in the City of Gos­nells over the next fi­nan­cial year.

2017 to 2018 is a reval­u­a­tion year for all prop­er­ties rated on their Gross Rental Value (GRV), with the reval­u­a­tion ap­ply­ing for the next three years.

Dif­fer­en­tial rates in Ar­madale will be levied on all rate­able land other than ru­ral in three groups – va­cant land, res­i­den­tial im­proved land, and im­proved land zoned for busi­ness pur­poses.

The City of Ar­madale said ap­ply­ing dif­fer­en­tial rates al­lowed for the fairest share of costs.

While the pro­posed rate in­crease in Ar­madale is 2 per cent, some prop­er­ties will re­ceive an in­crease greater than that and some will re­ceive a rate de­crease de­pend­ing on if their GRV in­creases or de­creases from their pre­vi­ous val­u­a­tion.

In Gos­nells, the min­i­mum rate has been raised to $949 across both GRV and Un­im­proved Value (UV) prop­er­ties.

As a re­sult of the GRV and UV reval­u­a­tion de­creas­ing 2.24 per cent and 1.4 per cent re­spec­tively in Gos­nells, the rate in the dol­lar for each cat­e­gory has been ad­justed ac­cord­ingly.

The City of Gos­nells said the higher rate in the dol­lar was to en­sure the City was able to con­tinue to pro­vide nec­es­sary works and ser­vices.

Ratepay­ers have un­til 4.45pm on Fri­day, June 23, in Ar­madale and 4pm Wed­nes­day, June 21, in Gos­nells to make writ­ten sub­mis­sions on the pro­posed dif­fer­en­tial rates and min­i­mum pay­ments.

Ar­madale sub­mis­sions can be emailed to info@ar­madale.wa.gov.au, for­warded to Locked Bag 2, Ar­madale 6992, or hand-de­liv­ered to the ad­min­is­tra­tion cen­tre at 7 Or­chard Av­enue, Ar­madale.

Gos­nells sub­mis­sions should be for­warded to the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer, City of Gos­nells PO Box 662, Gos­nells WA 6990.

There is a state­ment of rat­ing ob­jec­tives and rea­sons ex­plain­ing the rates avail­able on the Cities’ web­sites and at the ad­min­is­tra­tion cen­tre and li­braries.

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