Monday, 19 July 2021

Rates notices include zero per cent rate rise

For the second year in a row, there will be a zero per cent rate rise in the City but residents may notice their bills are higher than last year when they receive their notice.

This is due to two reasons: the City made a one-off contribution toward rates last year during the height of the pandemic as part of its comprehensive relief and support package, and the State Government has increased the Emergency Services Levy which the City is required to collect on its behalf.

Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said the City worked hard to provide value for money when it came to rates.

“After our $2M contribution to rates due to COVID and the State Government’s freeze on its emergency services levy last year, your total rates bill will inevitably be more than last year’s but we have endeavoured to keep it as low as feasibly possible,” she said.

“I’m pleased we’ve again been able to deliver a zero per cent rate rise while we continue to provide a high level of service to our community.”

Rates notices will be sent out shortly but if you’d like to learn more about how rates are calculated across local governments or how to pay your rates, head to the rates section on the website.
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