The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale (SoSJ) has proposed changing the calculation of the rate for all properties in the Shire.
To help you work out the implications for your property, the DDRA has developed a Rates Calculator. You can download an Excel Rates Calculator here. Click on the Excel Download button. It may take a few seconds to download. The file can be found in your computer download section. You can then assess the rate rise implication to your personal situation.
The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale (SoSJ) has proposed changing the calculation of the rate for all properties in the Shire, as covered in this link: minutes-special-council-meeting-15-june-2022.pdf (sjshire.wa.gov.au) (starting on Page 12).
The SoSJ has called for comments from Rate Payers by 11:59PM on Monday, 11 July 2022.
You can comment through this link: https://www.yoursaysj.sjshire.wa.gov.au/budget22.
Instructions on using the Rates Calculator are in the Excel spreadsheet. Please note you will need to "enable editing" in the spreadsheet.
Additionally, you can look up the actual and proposed minimum payments and ‘Rate in the dollar’ figures proposed by the SoSJ in the table below the Calculator. This table will show you what they are planning to change and the size of the differences.
The information provided in this calculator is based on the available information, including the proposed rates defined during the SoSJ meeting on 15 June 22. Please also be aware that last year the rates proposed from a similar meeting increased significantly due to Landgate revaluations. Therefore, the actual rate changes may ultimately differ from the current Council proposal.
The DDRA hopes that this information will be of assistance to you. Please take the time to let the Council know your thoughts.