Media Response Property Evaluations

Questions and Responses

I'm doing a story on land tax (an area I'm not too familiar with). A group of owners in Glen Waverley are unhappy about the sharp increase of land tax, in some cases more than doubling.

From what I understand, property evaluations have been taken away from councils to the Valuer-General in the past year or so, but councils had the option to opt in for a year or two.

Does council still do the evaluations? If so, does it have any comment regarding it?

Council has opted to allow the Valuer-General Victoria (VGV) manage the valuation process.

If not, does council have any comment about what the Valuer-General has done?

We have no comment regarding this process.

Issued: 22 March 2019
To: Monash Leader
Quoting: Mayor, Councillor Shane McCluskey