Gympie residents who feel that they have received an unfair valuation on their properties have just over six weeks to lodge an objection.
Member for Gympie, Tony Perrett, said that if any landowner has an objection to their New Unimproved Valuation they should lodge it as soon as possible.
“I have received numerous complaints about the increase in valuations especially in rural areas across the region,” Mr Perrett said.
“These valuations are used by the local government to calculate rate assessments, and the State Government uses it for land rent assessments.
“Residents have 47 days until May 7 to put in an objection and I encourage anyone with issues to lodge their complaint.
“There are strict requirement for how to lodge so it is important not to leave it to the last minute.
“Objections must be in the approved form and grounds explaining why the valuation is incorrect must be provided,” he said.
Land valuation information, privacy information and an objection kit including the form (Form 58U), guidelines and information on online lodgement, are available from the land valuations website www.qld.gov.au/landvaluation or by phoning 1300 664 217.
The progress of online objections can be tracked and they can be lodged at:
https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/title/valuation/objections/lodge-objections/process or to Locked Mail Bag 383, Gympie Qld 4570.