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 2022/2023 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 2022/2023 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 2022/2023 Financial Year after taking into account all non-rate sources of income. Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting on the 24th May 2022 set the parameters to initiate the Budget 2022/2023 process. 

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 takes 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 at 5pm on Sunday, 19 June 2022.

Once Council has considered the submissions, the Differential Rates and the 2022/2023 Budget (with or without modification) will be adopted by Council.

Landgate has more information on the different land valuation methods on their website.
2021/2022 Objects & Reasons
2020/2021 Objects & Reasons
2019/2020 Objects & Reasons
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