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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (29 November) . . Page.. 5264 ..


(2) The Rates Act 2004, requires an annual land valuation for all rateable property in the ACT. Valuations are determined on the basis of unimproved value as at 1 January and take effect following determination by the Commissioner for ACT Revenue on 1 July of the same year.

The valuation approach is 'direct comparison' whereby sales of commercial land are considered and a broad adjustment to all properties is made if there is evidence of a change in general commercial property values across the Territory. There has not been a blanket increase in unimproved values across commercial property for the past five years as there has been an insufficient volume of sales evidence (across the commercial property types) to support a change.

However, the unimproved values for some properties have been adjusted for pockets of commercial land in the precincts of Braddon (2017, 2018), Phillip (2017), Fyshwick (2017) and part of Civic (2018). This has been necessary as unimproved values of some properties in these areas were out of alignment with market values, relativities within the precinct, and in comparison with properties outside of the precinct. The revaluation of a property will be determined by location, block size, rights under the crown lease and an appropriate rate per square metre as determined by comparable sales evidence.

(3) The following tables show the number of objections to non-residential unimproved land valuations received during 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 and then the number of each type of outcome.

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Total Received 27 28 39 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 Total Decided 22 29 37 Allowed 1 4 2 Part allowed 1 4 16 Disallowed 19 21 13 Withdrawn 1 0 6

Children and young people—disabled parents (Question No 1926)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Children, Youth and Families, upon notice, on 26 October 2018:

(1) How many children or young people who have been removed from their families where one or more parents has a disability in the past two financial or calendar years and (a) of these parents, how many are identified as having a physical disability, (b) how many are identified as having a non-physical disability, (c) of these children, how many are on temporary or short term orders and (d) how many are on long term or permanent orders.


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