City to consider changes to valuations

Ultra-marathon runner Marc Simpkins.
Ultra-marathon runner Marc Simpkins.

The council approved a motion to change the value from unimproved to gross rental at its April 30 meeting, which will be sent to the Department of Local Government and Community Services’ director general to be approved and gazetted.

The affected subdivisions are located across the suburbs of Darch, Pearsall, Landsdale, Alkimos, Wangara, Eglinton, Wanneroo, Clarkson, Yanchep and Carramar. The rates change will be effective from the date of gazettal, although some of the subdivision applications were made several years ago including one in Landsdale in July 2005.

‘The change in basis of rating to gross rental value as opposed to the unimproved value will result in the owners making a more equitable contribution to the City’s rate income,’ the report said.