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Differential Rates

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In 2020/21 the City froze rates as part of our $43.7m response to the COVID-19 crisis. No ratepayer should have paid more, and many would have seen their rates reduce. Rates increases for 2021/22 will be modest. Compared to 2019/20, Residential ratepayers will pay 0.9% more. That means an increase of only 0.9% over two years. Closing date: 29 June 2021 Follow project

The City of Stirling adopted a Differential Rates strategy in 2020/21 which applied a different rate in the $ for each of the 4 property categories. The rates have been reviewed for the 2021/22 financial year and the proposed rates are shown in the table below.

The key values of objectivity, fairness, equity and transparency have been considered when setting the rate in the dollar.

We are inviting you to comment in accordance with Section 6.36 of the Local Government Act 1995.

The City of Stirling gives notice of its intention to adopt the following rates in the dollar for each differential rating category in the 2021-2022 Financial Year:

Rating categoryRate in dollarMinimum rates
Residential$0.057503$861
Commercial$0.052914$861
Industrial$0.058358$861
Vacant$0.079371$861
Parkland villas retirement villages (apartments under 36m2 in total area)$715
Strata titled storage units$558

The City of Stirling has prepared a Statement of Objectives and Reasons for Differential Rates outlining the decision to implement a Differential Rates model.

FAQ's

How are rates calculated?

Through Landgate, the Valuer General assesses the Gross Rental Value (GRV) of each individual property every three years. When this data is received by the City, a rate in the dollar is applied to calculate the rates amount.

Will I pay more than last year?

In 2020/21 rates were frozen and some ratepayers received a one-off credit to ensure they paid no more as part of the City’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The credit will not be continued in 2021/22 and rates in the dollar will increase. The increase will be modest though, with residential ratepayers paying 0.9% more on average compared to 2019/20. That is an increase of only 0.9% over 2 years.

How can I comment?

Ratepayers are invited to make submissions in writing to the Chief Executive Officer, City of Stirling, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021 or via email to rates@stirling.wa.gov.au  and must be received no later than 4.00pm, Tuesday 29 June 2021 to be considered.

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Statement of Objectives and Reasons for Differential Rates(PDF)

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