Rating Strategy 2018/19

Striking the right balance for all rate payers, improved service delivery and long-term financial sustainability for the Town of Port Hedland are key objectives of the Statement of Rating Objects and Reasons for the 2018/19 rating year.

The statement is now open for consultation and will remain open until 12 pm, 24 May 2018.

A drop in property valuations across the Town in recent times has necessitated changes to rates distribution, and an increase in the Town’s total rates yield to ensure operational viability.

The Town’s proposed strategy is to ensure uniformity in rating and a more equitable distribution of the rates yield.

The proposed changes will result in commercial and industrial properties paying an increased share of the total rates yield, with the yield from residential properties decreasing.

The Town of Port Hedland are holding two community information sessions on the 2018/19 rating strategy:

1. Monday 14 May, 6.30pm
Wanangkurra Stadium

2. Tuesday 15 May, 9am
Ibis Style Port Hedland

Consultation can be completed via post addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Town of Port Hedland, PO Box 41, Port Hedland WA 6721 and clearly marked Submission – Differential Rating 2018/19.

For more information please see the Statement here