2020 Rates Equity Review

Project Update 

Over the past few weeks, The Shire has received a lot of feedback from the community in regards to this Rates Equity Review process. We have also heard from the premier, Mark McGowan and the Minister for Local Government, David Templeman, and we understand that these are particularly challenging times in this COVID-19 environment.

On Monday, 14 December, at a Special Council Meeting, Councillors heard from the community and resolved to not proceed with the current Rates Equity Review.

The Shire recognises this matter has caused significant concern amongst some of the Serpentine Jarrahdale community. Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback and made submissions to the Shire.

The aim of the Rates Equity Review was to see a more equitable distribution of the rating burden in our community. 

Going forward, we want to continue to engage with the community. In the new year, letters will be sent to all households in the Shire informing them of the decision Council has made and the process going forward, to enable us to consider how we can ensure a fair and equitable rating burden for residents in the longer term.