Proposed rates out for community input

Released 13 May 2019
Your Council

Each financial year the Shire levies rates so Council can deliver services and infrastructure for our community in line with its budget.

As part of its 2019/20 budget process, Council endorsed the proposed differential rates at its meeting on 18 April and is now seeking community feedback.

The proposed rates deliver a general rate increase of 1.75 per cent to balance the draft budget with full details available at the link below.

Public submissions are open until Thurs 23 May and will be considered prior to the final adoption of rates.

Rates are a form of property tax and are levied to meet Council’s budget requirements, but the rates paid may not directly relate to the services received by each ratepayer. 

A new single rate category for vacant properties is also proposed to be introduced so that vacant residential, commercial or tourism properties will be rated under the GRV Vacant rate category to ensure consistent, fair and equitable treatment of all vacant properties.

  • Residents with new contact details should update them with the Shire prior to the issuing of Rates Notices by completing the Change My Address form at the link below.
Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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