Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Paul Brown MLC has welcomed the announcement by the City of Greater Geraldton (CGG) that it will implement a concession system to ratepayers affected by recent hikes in property valuations.
Adjustments to Gross Rental Values (GRV) recently imposed by the Valuer General has seen large variations across suburbs with some valuations increasing by as much as 28 per cent. To soften the impact of GRV increases and a 3.9 per cent general council rate increase, the CGG will implement a concessional system of payment that will help to ease the financial impact on those ratepayers most affected.
“The City of Greater Geraldton has shown a great deal of understanding of the financial impost on those ratepayers most affected by increases in GRV and have shown great foresight in working with the Department of Local Government in developing and implementing a concessional system of payment available to them through the Local Government Act.” Mr Brown said.
“This is a very good outcome for ratepayers most affected by these increases and I applaud the City for acting so proactively”.
For further information on the eligibility criteria for the concessions system, please contact the City of Greater Geraldton.