ACT Legislative Assembly


06. Inquiry into commercial rates

On 29 November 2018 the Legislative Assembly passed the following resolution:

(1) this Assembly refers to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts for inquiry and report by the last sitting day of April 2019, all issues relating to commercial rates in Canberra, including:

  • (a) the process for determining ratings factors;
  • (b) the impact of lease variations;
  • (c) how valuations are conducted;
  • (d) the amount paid by property owners; and
  • (e) the impact on leasing costs, property values and business viability; and

(2) the inquiry should hold public hearings and explore the effectiveness of the commercial ratings system and the impact it is having on businesses and the property sector in Canberra.

The Committee is calling for submissions for the inquiry, closing cob 4 February 2019.

Submissions may also be made by way of an online survey from: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/595WB3R

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PAC - Submission No 001 - Mr Peter Blackshaw PDF (633.6 KB)
PAC - Submission No 002 - Mr Robert Rixon PDF (213.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 003 - Mr Nunziante Losanno PDF (183.7 KB)
PAC - Submission No 004 - Mr Jon Loiterton PDF (182.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 005 - Mr Frank Morella PDF (182.6 KB)
PAC - Submission No 006 - Ms Kaz Bialecki PDF (183.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 007 - Mr Bernie Wilson PDF (184.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 008 - Mr Benjamin McDonald PDF (184.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 009 - Mr Trevor Vizovitis PDF (185.8 KB)
PAC - Submission No 010 - Mr Tom Adam PDF (186.2 KB)
PAC - Submission No 011 - Mr Clayton Clews PDF (191.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 012 - Ms Karen Paxton PDF (190.0 KB)
PAC - Submission No 012A - Ms Karen Paxton PDF (1.1 MB)
PAC - Submission No 013 - Mr Terry Patat PDF (187.6 KB)
PAC - Submission No 013A - Mr Terry Patat PDF (181.8 KB)
PAC - Submission No 015 - Eric and Susan Cappello PDF (189.2 KB)
PAC - Submission No 016 - Mr Tim Bohm PDF (188.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 017 - Hoa Nguyen PDF (191.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 018 - Mr Carmelo Abbondante PDF (192.6 KB)
PAC - Submission No 019 - Mr Scott Molloy PDF (195.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 020 - Mr Stephen Hampson PDF (190.6 KB)
PAC - Submission No 021 - Ms Margaret Allen PDF (189.4 KB)
PAC - Submission No 022 - Mr Ravi Sharma PDF (191.7 KB)
PAC - Submission No 023 - Mr Peter Sarris PDF (175.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 024 - Mr Michael Holmes PDF (181.5 KB)
PAC - Submission No 025 - Mr Peter Maguire PDF (182.6 KB)
PAC - Submission No 026 - Mr Adam Woodward PDF (183.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 027 - Evri Group PDF (416.8 KB)
PAC - Submission No 028 - Mr Jim Sarris PDF (2.2 MB)
PAC - Submission No 029 - The Duxton at O'Connor PDF (371.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 030 - Mr Sumer Singh PDF (190.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 031 - Ms Deborah Carrera PDF (186.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 032 - Mr Rodney Trezise PDF (188.2 KB)
PAC - Submission No 033 - Mr Edward Gonsior PDF (188.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 034 - Ms Rosemary Dupont PDF (189.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 035 - Mr Ian Oliver PDF (181.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 037 - Mr Gerard Eschauzier PDF (183.2 KB)
PAC - Submission No 038 - Mr Brendan Read PDF (183.0 KB)
PAC - Submission No 039 - Mr Stephen Flannery PDF (315.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 040 - Manuka Business Association PDF (8.1 MB)
PAC - Submission No 041 - Mrs H Samios PDF (678.0 KB)
PAC - Submission No 042 - Mr Barry Faux PDF (257.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 042A - Mr Barry Faux PDF (250.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 043 - Chief Minister and Treasurer PDF (328.8 KB)
PAC - Submission No 044 - Mr Jon Waterhouse PDF (216.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 045 - Shopping Centre Council of Australia PDF (391.8 KB)
PAC - Submission No 046 - Egan National Valuers PDF (558.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 047 - Mr Chris Donaghue PDF (181.7 KB)
PAC - Submission No 048 - Mr David Rolfe PDF (220.9 KB)
PAC - Submission No 049 - Australian Property Institute PDF (483.8 KB)
PAC - Submission No 050 - Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman PDF (253.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 051 - Capital Property Group PDF (1.9 MB)
PAC - Submission No 052 - Master Builders Association ACT PDF (577.0 KB)
PAC - Submission No 053 - Canberra Business Chamber PDF (547.6 KB)
PAC - Submission No 054 - Property Council of Australia PDF (2.8 MB)
PAC - Submission No 055 - Mr Dan Mullan PDF (181.1 KB)
PAC - Submission No 056 - Mr Robert Smith-Saarinen PDF (185.3 KB)
PAC - Submission No 057 - Ms Natalie Colbert PDF (183.4 KB)

View committee hearings transcripts

Go to current public hearings schedule

Public Hearings:

6, 7, 22, 27 & 28 February and 1 March 2019

DescriptionPDFWord
Report 6 - Inquiry into commercial rates PDF (957.2 KB) Word (2.2 MB)
Report 6 - Inquiry into commercial rates - Corrigendum PDF (193.0 KB) Word (78.3 KB)
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Letter from Mr Steven Flannery - re retrospective application of rates liabilities - rcd 23 March 2018 PDF (309.8 KB)
Media release - Inquiry into commercial rates (14 December 2018) PDF (362.8 KB) Word (78.0 KB)

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