Special Rate Elsternwick

Published on 27 March 2017

Notice of intention to declare a Rate for the Elsternwick Shopping Centre (Centre)

In accordance with sections 163(1A) and 163(1B) of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act), Council hereby gives public notice of its intention to declare a Special Rate for the Centre.

At its Ordinary Meeting on 21 March 2017, Council resolved to give notice of its proposed declaration. This was in response to a request from the Elsternwick Main Street Committee Incorporated to introduce a new Special Rate for the Centre when the current Special Rate expires on 30 June 2017.

The purpose of the Special Rate is to defray the costs of advertising, management, decoration, security, promotion and other incidental expenses associated with encouraging commerce in the Centre, that Council considers will be of special benefit to those persons required to pay the Special Rate and such persons being the owners of the properties in the area within the municipal district of Council as are shown edged in black on the plan attached to the proposed declaration.

The Special Rate is proposed to remain in force for seven years from 1 July 2017 until 30 June 2024. The Special Rate is proposed to be assessed annually at an amount in the dollar (as is determined by Council on 1 July in every year) of each property’s Net Annual Value.

Copies of the proposed declaration are available for inspection at Council’s Service Centre at the address stated below or on Council’s website at www.gleneira.vic.gov.au until 5pm on 26 April 2017 being a minimum of 28 days after the publication of this public notice.

Copies of this public notice will be sent to each person who is liable to pay the Special Rate in accordance with section 163(1C) of the Act.

Any person may make a submission under section 223 of the Act in relation to the proposed declaration and written submissions must be made not later than 5pm on 26 April 2017 being not less than 28 days after the date of publication of this public notice. Any person who wishes to make a submission is entitled to request in their submission that they wish to appear in person or to be represented by a person specified in their submission at a meeting to be heard in support of their submission.

Any person who will be required to pay the Special Rate to be imposed by the proposed declaration is entitled to exercise a right of objection in accordance with section 163B of the Act. Objections must be made not later than 5pm on 26 April 2017 being within 28 days of the date of publication of this public notice. Pursuant to section 163B(5) of the Act, a person who is an occupier is entitled to exercise a right of objection if that person submits documentary evidence with their objection which shows that it is a condition of the lease under which the person is an occupier that the occupier is to pay the Special Rate. This right of objection is in addition to the right to make a submission.

Council proposes to declare the Special Rate, subject to due consideration of any submissions and objections, at its Ordinary Meeting to be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 2 May 2017 in the Council Chamber, Glen Eira Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.

Submitters who have requested in their submission that they wish to be heard in support of their submission, or who have nominated a representative in their submission, will be notified of the date, time and location of the Council Meeting in writing.

Submissions are not confidential and will be incorporated in full (including all personal information) into the agenda and minutes of the Council Meeting at which they are considered; will be available on Council’s website as part of the relevant agenda and minutes of meeting; and will be made available for public inspection in accordance with all applicable statutory requirements, including, those prescribed by the Act.

Submissions and objections should be marked for the attention of the Place Making Officer, City Futures, and can either be lodged at Council’s Service Centre, Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield or mailed to Council at PO Box 42, Caulfield South 3162.

Rebecca McKenzie
Chief Executive Officer