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This form is to be used by local governments for an application to the Minister for Local Government to impose a minimum payment on vacant land that applies to a greater percentage of vacant properties than is allowed under Section 6.35 of the Local Government Act 1995.
To assist with completing the application form, please ensure that the Rating Policy: Minimum Payments is reviewed. This policy outlines the legislative basis for an application as well as what guides the Minister’s decision when considering applications.
The information you provide will be used by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries for the purpose of assessing the application.
Should you require assistance with completing this form, please telephone the department on (08) 6552 7300 or toll free for country callers on 1800 634 541, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) telephone 13 14 50.
Before submitting this application, please ensure that:
The City/Town/Shire of ... applies to the Minister for Local Government for approval to impose a minimum payment on vacant land that applies to a greater percentage of vacant properties than is allowed under Section 6.35
of the Local Government Act 1995.
Complete a separate application for each
If no, an application cannot be made under Section 6.35 of the Local Government Act 1995.
Please describe the characteristics of the land that have been used to determine the minimum payments, for example zoning, land use, vacant land or a combination of these or other prescribed characteristics.
4. Please attach the Rate Information Table for:
Note: if you use the Moore Australia System, this is note 2 in the budget for rates..
This field is required
Differential rates table spreadsheet (XLS 41 KB)
Note: the public notice must be published on the official website of the local government and in at least 3 of the prescribed ways.
If this is before 1 May, this will have to be readvertised.
If fewer than 21 days (not including the date of the advertisement), this will have to be readvertised.
Refer to the Rating Policy: Giving Notice.
If not, this will have to be readvertised.
Minutes must clearly state that council considered each and any submission.