ACT Legislative Assembly

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:

View committee hearings transcripts

Go to current public hearings schedule

Public Hearings:

6 - 8 February 2019

25 February 2019 (TBC)

Media release - Inquiry into commercial rates (14 December 2018) PDF (362.8 KB) Word (78.0 KB)


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