Please pass on your thoughts about rates for units and apartments in Canberra.

The ACT Legislative Assembly is conducting an inquiry into recent changes by the ACT Government into how rates are calculated. On 15 February, two petition relating to the methodology for determining rates and land tax for strata residences were referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts. Over 5,000 people expressed concern that the changes were unfair and costly, and petitioned the government to return to the previous methodology.

The ACT Legislative Assembly Public Accounts Committee is conducting an inquiry into this change. More information about the Inquiry into the methodology for determining rates and land tax for strata residences can be found on the ACT Legislative Assembly’s website.

Terms of Reference
At its meeting on Thursday, 15 February 2018, Mr Coe (Leader of the Opposition) presented two out-of-order petitions relating to the methodology for determining rates and land tax for strata residences, the terms of which are attached. The Assembly passed the following resolution:

“That the papers be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry and report by the last sitting day in May 2018.”

Members of the public and all interested parties are invited to make submissions on the impact of this change to the Committee at LACommitteePA@parliament.act.gov.au  by Friday 23 March 2018.

Alternatively, if you complete the form below, your message will automatically be sent to the Committee. Please note that submissions made using the form below will be sent to the Public Accounts Committee and may be published.

Submissions to the inquiry are now closed.
Thank you for making your voice heard.