Objects and Reasons for Imposing Differential Rates for 2022/23

Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2022 at 4:33:05 PM

The following Objects and Reasons are provided in accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995 and the Council’s “Notice of Intention to Levy Differential Rates” for the 2022/23 Financial Year on various categories of properties within the City.

The differential rates are to be levied in accordance with Sections 6.33 of the Local Government Act 1995. This document outlines the objects and reasons for implementing differential general rates.

Overall rating objective

The overall objective of the proposed rates in the 2022/23 Budget is to provide for the net funding requirement of the City of Nedlands’ various programs, services, and facilities.

Pursuant to Section 6.36 (1) of the Act, the City has given local public notice of its intention to apply differential general rates and minimum payments in respect of each differential rating category. 

Differential General Rating

The purpose of imposing a GRV differential rating for residential, residential vacant land and non-residential is to obtain a fair and equitable form of revenue raising from all categories of properties in the City.

Under the Local Government Act, Section 6.33 Differential general rates, a local government may impose differential general rates according to any, or a combination, of the following characteristics — 

(a) the purpose for which the land is zoned, whether or not under a local planning scheme or improvement scheme in force under the Planning and Development Act 2005; or

(b) a purpose for which the land is held or used as determined by the local government; or

(c) whether or not the land is vacant land; or

(d) any other characteristic or combination of characteristics prescribed

The differential rates categories for Residential, Residential Vacant and Non-Residential for 2022/23 are proposed as: 

Following are the objects and reasons for each of the differential rates: -

Differential Rate Minimum Rate Proposed Rate in the Dollar ($) Proposed
Residential $1,484.00 0.065578
Non-Residential $1,957.00 0.073135
Residential Vacant $1,950.00 0.092682

Electors and ratepayers of the City of Nedlands are invited to submit their comments on the above rates in writing by 25 July 2022. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Nedlands, PO Box 9, Nedlands WA 6909 or visit the City website to Make an Enquiry.

Bill Parker

Chief Executive Officer