Objects & Reasons

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 2019/2020 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 2019/2020 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 2019/2020 Financial Year after taking into account all non-rate sources of income. The proposed differential rates reflect a 1.9% increase in overall rates revenue, with a portion of this increase being derived from growth with new properties being developed and established within the City. This increase is the lowest possible amount while still ensuring the City maintains sound financial management practices.

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

Differential rates are split into two distinct groupings based on the methods used by the Valuer Generals Office to determine the value provided to the City. These two groupings are Gross Rental Value (GRV) which is used on urban properties and Unimproved Value (UV) which is predominantly used on rural properties.

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

Details of the proposed Minimum Rates and Rate in the Dollar for each rating category are as follows:

Gross Rental Valuation Rating Categories
Unimproved Rating Categories

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 or from any City of Kalamunda Library.

Submissions by electors or ratepayers, in respect of the Intention to Levy Differential Rates can be submitted via the following methods:
Online: provide comments via Engage.Kalamunda
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
By Post: Chief Executive Officer, City of Kalamunda, PO Box 42, Kalamunda, 6926
Submissions closed 5pm Monday 17 June 2019.

Once Council has considered the submissions, the Differential Rates and the 2018/2019 Budget (with or without modification) will be adopted by Council.

Landgate has more information on the different land valuation methods on their website.
© City of Kalamunda 2020