Local Government Pensioner Rates Concession for 2016-17

Find out about the latest public notices for the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
As part of the 2015/16 State Budget, the state government announced that from the rating year commencing 1 July 2016, the 50% concession allowed to eligible pensioners on local government rates would be restricted to a capped amount.  Western Australia was the only State not to provide a dollar cap on Local Government Rates. 
The pensioner rates capped amounts will be set each year, consistent with the manner in which senior’s rates caps are set.  The gazettal of the cap amounts usually occurs in late June, prior to the commencement of the rating year.  The pensioner rate capped amount has been announced as $750 for 2016/17. 
The City does not administer the laws in regards to pensioner concessions.  If you wish to lodge a complaint regarding the capping of the pensioner rebate you will need to contact your local Member of Parliament.  Contact information for your local Member of Parliament is provided on the back of this leaflet.