Unimproved Value Rated Property Review 2017

Unimproved Value (UV)

Where the land is predominately used for rural purposes and a livelihood is derived from the land, the land is assessed on the value of the site without improvements. UV properties are revalued every year. The Minister for Local Government determines whether GRV or UV is appropriate. Valuations are carried out by the Valuer General’s Office of Landgate.

The Valuer General’s Office provides the City with values for all properties within the City of Swan, either the GRV or UV depending on predominant land usage. This value is then multiplied by either the GRV or UV rate in the dollar determined by council to calculate rates for each individual property.

 

Unimproved Value (UV) Review 2017

The City is undertaking a review of the method of valuation applied to properties within its district.

If you have received a letter from the City regarding the review of valuation method and you do not return the Land Use Declaration Form by December 22, 2017, it will be assumed that the land is used predominantly for non-rural purposes based on the data already obtained for your property. The aim is to have any changes in place for the 2018/2019 financial year.

If you return a Land Use Declaration Form the following process will take place:

  1. Officers consider your submission and the evidence, using a range of techniques, including aerial photographs and/or site visits, to determine if they consider the change to be appropriate.
  2. A report is prepared for Council who considers all submissions and makes a decision on the proposed changes.
  3. Details of the properties are sent to the Minister for Local Government for approval of the change to land use.
  4. Once finalised all changes will be published in the Government Gazette and the local government is notified by the Minister.
  5. The Valuer General will then revalue the property and notify the local government who will apply the new valuation method in the future.

Changing the method of valuation from UV to GRV is not related to the services provided. It is solely determined on the use of the land.

If the method of valuation for your property changes from UV to GRV, it does not affect or change the current land uses applicable to your property.

If your property changes from UV to GRV, rates may increase or decrease. This will depend on the valuation provided by the Valuer General’s Office and the rate in the dollar.

If your property use changes in future you can apply to the City to have it reassessed.

The Department of Local Government and Communities has adopted a set of Operational Guidelines, which provide a framework for local governments. These are available online at www.dlgc.wa.gov.auOpens in new window

For more detailed information, please see the UV Rates Review FAQ document(PDF, 84KB)

To assist rate payers who may have queries in regards to the Unimproved Value Review 2017 we will be holding a number of public drop in sessions at various locations and times. We will also have City staff available at our place offices to assist with questions.

Date  Drop in times   Venue
Tuesday November 21, 2017 4-7pm 

Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre - Activity Room 1 

Maroubra Ave, Bullsbrook 6084

Thursday November 23, 2017 4-7pm

Gidgegannup Hall

Lot 210 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup 6083

Tuesday November 28, 2017 9am -12 pm

Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre - Activity Room 1 

Maroubra Ave, Bullsbrook 6084

Wednesday November 29, 2017  4-7pm

Baskerville Pavillion - behind Baskerville Memorial Hall

129 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville 6056

Tuesday December 5, 2017 9am -12 pm

Gidgegannup Hall

Lot 210 Toodyay Road, Gidgegannup 6083

Tuesday December 12,2017 9am -12 pm

Caversham Hall

Lot 34 West Swan Road, Caversham 6055

 

Ratepayers can also pop into our place offices on these dates and our rates staff will be available to answer your questions:

 

Date Office Times  Location 
Thursday November 9, 2017 9am - 12pm

 Gidgegannup Place Office

Unit 4, 2125 Toodyay Road (next to the Gidgegannup Bakery and Cafe), Gidgegannup 6083.

Tuesday November 14, 2017 9am - 1pm

Bullsbrook Place Office

Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre, Maroubra Ave, Bullsbrook 6084

Monday November 20, 2017 1-5pm

Gidgegannup Place Office

Unit 4, 2125 Toodyay Road (next to the Gidgegannup Bakery and Cafe), Gidgegannup 6083. 

Monday December 4, 2017 1-5pm

Gidgegannup Place Office

Unit 4, 2125 Toodyay Road (next to the Gidgegannup Bakery and Cafe), Gidgegannup 6083.

Thursday December 14, 2017 1-5pm

Bullsbrook Place Office

Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre, Maroubra Ave, Bullsbrook 6084

Thursday December 21, 2017  9am-1pm

Gidgegannup Place Office

Unit 4, 2125 Toodyay Road (next to the Gidgegannup Bakery and Cafe), Gidgegannup 6083.