Rates in the 2017-18 financial year
Your rates fund vital community services and infrastructure, help build a sustainable and prosperous city, and support strong communities. Valuations affect rate calculations as explained below:
Why has my valuation gone up so high?
There are various reasons as to why your property valuation has changed. Changes may be in response to:
- higher sales figures in the area which increases the value of your property
- improvements to the area such as local developments
- changes to planning zones, and
- consolidation of land and increased dwellings affect property values.
Council officers are be happy to clarify the reasons for changes in the valuation of your property. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phoning 9688 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A review of your valuation is available on request.
The market has gone down, why has my valuation increased?
This year is a revaluation year. Your previous valuations were completed in (and effective from 1 July 2016 to 1 July 2017 relative for 2 years ). In January 2018 all valuations were reviewed and became effective from 1 July 2018.
The valuations reflect the changes in the market from 1 January 2016 to 1 January 2018 (statutory date of valuations).
Why are rates so high in our municipality compared to other municipalities?
Maribyrnong City Council is one of six Councils that use the Net Annual Valuation (NAV) rating system. This system has one rate charge, inclusive of all costs and charges such as the waste and municipal charge. The remaining councils in Victoria use another system - Capital Improved Valuation (CIV). This system allows for additional charges, e.g. municipal charges, garbage charges and environmental charge, to be viewed as separate line items on a rates bill.
Therefore Maribyrnong’s rates are not comparable to most other councils. The proposed Local Government Act changes will mandate all councils to use CIV in the coming years.
Why is my Capital Improved Value the same as Site Value?
The Capital Improved Value is inclusive of the site value and building value.
MY AVPCC code doesn’t match my property and does this effect my valuation?
The AVPCC (Australian Valuation Property Classification Code) is a property identifier. The AVPCC has no effect on the valuation of your property, it is purely used to identify the property’s classification (Residential / Commercial etc.). Legislation requires this code to be printed on your rates notice.
For further questions please contact Council on phone 9688 0200 or email email@example.com.