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.
The latest update for the 2020/21 financial year saw GRV’s fall in all Stirling suburbs, however there was a significant change between property categories with residential falling by 14% on average compared to 5% for commercial.
Applying a single rate in the dollar in these circumstances would result in some ratepayers paying more while others paid less than the previous year.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received no later than 4.00pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020 to be considered.