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Approximately 60% of the City's funding is generated by rate revenue. As such, rates are critical in enabling the City to deliver essential services and projects that will sustain the community for many years to come . These include the paths you walk or ride along every day, parks and gardens and recreational grounds, including the playgrounds and barbecue areas available for you and your families to use. This year the City faces a unique set of challenges to deliver a financially responsible Budget.


COVID-19 Hardship Policy and Application


City's COVID-19 Financial Assistance Package



2020-2021 Your Rates Explained
Brochure





Frequently Asked Questions



Where your rates go at
the City


Financial Support Services





Ask a question



Information for seniors













The City recognises the economic impact of COVID-19 and has met the State Government’s request for a zero rate revenue increase for 2020-2021.

What are the challenges for the City of Belmont?

  • The State Government’s decision to proceed with the triennial GRV revaluation process will result in some properties incurring an increase in rates.
  • State legislation stipulates the way that local government must calculate its rate charge per property, and prevents just charging the same as last year.
  • As a result of the GRV revaluation process, the City’s rate in the dollar must increase to keep rate revenue the same.
  • Keeping the same rate in the dollar as in 2019-2020, would reduce rate revenue in excess of $7 Million.
  • Borrowing to fund the shortfall in revenue needed for operational cost this year, would potentially result in significant future rate raises to repay the borrowing and associated interest charges.
  • A reduction of this amount would severely limit the City’s ability to deliver essential services, maintain parks and playgrounds, and invest in capital works projects.

What has the City of Belmont done for its community?

  • Unanimously voted to incorporate into the Financial Hardship Policy (COVID-19) a one-off payment for residential ratepayers who receive a rates increase resulting from the Gross Rental Value (GRV) revaluation up to the value of $250.
  • The City has consistently delivered minimal rate raises, in line with CPI, over many years.
  • The City already has one of the lowest rates in the dollar in the Perth Metropolitan Area.
  • A 5% reduction to annual Rubbish Charges has been applied for 2020-2021.
  • A 5% discount is available to rate payers who pay by the due date.
  • A Financial Hardship Policy (COVID-19) for all ratepayers experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 has been adopted by Council.
  • The City continues to invest in the local economy by continuing to support rate payers, residents and businesses – and buying local wherever possible.

To date Council’s total support package to the community to address COVID-19 implications is around $2 Million.


Payment of Rates at the City's Civic Centre

Please note under the City’s COVID Safety Plan and associated COVID-19 measures, our Civic Centre currently has a maximum capacity of 14 patrons. Please consider this when planning to visit us in person to process your rates. We apologise for any delays in service.

Approximately 60% of the City's funding is generated by rate revenue. As such, rates are critical in enabling the City to deliver essential services and projects that will sustain the community for many years to come . These include the paths you walk or ride along every day, parks and gardens and recreational grounds, including the playgrounds and barbecue areas available for you and your families to use. This year the City faces a unique set of challenges to deliver a financially responsible Budget.


COVID-19 Hardship Policy and Application


City's COVID-19 Financial Assistance Package



2020-2021 Your Rates Explained
Brochure





Frequently Asked Questions



Where your rates go at
the City


Financial Support Services





Ask a question



Information for seniors













The City recognises the economic impact of COVID-19 and has met the State Government’s request for a zero rate revenue increase for 2020-2021.

What are the challenges for the City of Belmont?

  • The State Government’s decision to proceed with the triennial GRV revaluation process will result in some properties incurring an increase in rates.
  • State legislation stipulates the way that local government must calculate its rate charge per property, and prevents just charging the same as last year.
  • As a result of the GRV revaluation process, the City’s rate in the dollar must increase to keep rate revenue the same.
  • Keeping the same rate in the dollar as in 2019-2020, would reduce rate revenue in excess of $7 Million.
  • Borrowing to fund the shortfall in revenue needed for operational cost this year, would potentially result in significant future rate raises to repay the borrowing and associated interest charges.
  • A reduction of this amount would severely limit the City’s ability to deliver essential services, maintain parks and playgrounds, and invest in capital works projects.

What has the City of Belmont done for its community?

  • Unanimously voted to incorporate into the Financial Hardship Policy (COVID-19) a one-off payment for residential ratepayers who receive a rates increase resulting from the Gross Rental Value (GRV) revaluation up to the value of $250.
  • The City has consistently delivered minimal rate raises, in line with CPI, over many years.
  • The City already has one of the lowest rates in the dollar in the Perth Metropolitan Area.
  • A 5% reduction to annual Rubbish Charges has been applied for 2020-2021.
  • A 5% discount is available to rate payers who pay by the due date.
  • A Financial Hardship Policy (COVID-19) for all ratepayers experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 has been adopted by Council.
  • The City continues to invest in the local economy by continuing to support rate payers, residents and businesses – and buying local wherever possible.

To date Council’s total support package to the community to address COVID-19 implications is around $2 Million.


Payment of Rates at the City's Civic Centre

Please note under the City’s COVID Safety Plan and associated COVID-19 measures, our Civic Centre currently has a maximum capacity of 14 patrons. Please consider this when planning to visit us in person to process your rates. We apologise for any delays in service.