City floats marginal rates rise
CANNING ratepayers should prepare for a rates hike of less than $50 this financial year.
City of Canning is advertising differential rates ahead of confirming its 2019-20 budget.
The proposed cents in the dollar rate for residential properties at $0.046958 is up from $0.04537 in 201819. The rate in the dollar for non-residential is $0.047589, while unimproved land is $0.075133.
A City of Canning report said the predicted rise for houses, units and strata properties would be about 71c per week, with an average property’s rates to be about $1100. It is also advertising minimum rates of $852, which the report said would be the lowest among metropolitan councils outside Perth and Belmont, whose respective rates bases are strongly supported by high rise towers and airport contributions.
Last year, the minimum rate payable was $820 and the average $1063.
Councillor Margaret Hall said while she wished the proposed rate was lower, she understood City development had contributed to the rise.
The City will invite feedback before adopting the budget at a meeting.