A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on:

(a)     The scope of operations of the Office of the Valuer-General in respect of State Government and Local Government Valuations for property taxation purposes;

(b)     The scope of operations of the Valuer-General in respect of valuations for stamp duty, acquisition, disposal and other purposes required by government;

(c)     The extent of compliance by the Valuer-General in respect of the Valuation of Land Act 1971 (SA);

(d)     The extent of knowledge required by the Valuer-General to satisfy the legislative requirements of the various rating authorities;

(e)     The standard of policy formulation and direction by the Valuer-General provided to Land Services SA to satisfy their contractual obligations with the SA Government;

(f)      The relationship between the Valuer-General’s revaluation initiative of all properties in South Australia as announced in the 2016/17 state budget and the General Valuation of all properties in the state which occurs each year;

(g)     The effectiveness of the decision to privatise the valuation services of the State from 2016/17 including productivity gains/losses as a result of the privatisation;

(h)     The efficiency in the process of objections to valuations and appeals to the South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal; and

(i)      Any other relevant matter.

Any person or organisation wishing to make a written submission to the Committee or register an interest in presenting oral evidence is invited to do so by Friday 30th July 2021.

Written submissions and expressions of interest should be addressed to the Secretary to the Committee via email at scvaluergeneral@parliament.sa.gov.au or via post at C/- Parliament House, GPO Box 572, Adelaide SA 5001.

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