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 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 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 2020/2021 Financial Year after taking into account all non-rate sources of income. Council at a Special Council Meeting on the 7th of April 2020 set the parameters to initiate the Budget 2020/21 process. One of the parameters was to have a zero increase in overall Rate revenue. This approach taken to create Budget 2020/21 is consistent with instructions received from the State Government Department, the Premier and the Minister for Local Government.

To achieve a zero increase in Rate revenue, the rate in the dollar was amended accordingly.

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. 

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

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

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.

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 22 June 2020.

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.
2019/2020 Objects & Reasons
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