AU WA A207 - VALUER GENERAL'S OFFICE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

VALUER GENERAL'S OFFICE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A207

Description area

Dates of existence

1978-01-01 -

History

The 1978 legislation provided for the establishment of a Valuer General's office. The latter's main objective is to provide a specialised valuation service for State Government agencies and local Government authorities. Prior to the Act taking effect the Commissioner of State Taxation supplied values to all local authorities except the City of Perth, the Metropolitan Water Board, and the Public Works Department. There was no legal hindrance to local authorities conducting their own valuation separate from the Commissioner for Taxation. A 'Valuation Bill' which provided for the establishment of an agency that would value and record all lands for 'the whole of the Taxing Authorities' of the state was passed by the Legislative Assembly but rejected by the Council, in 1913.

Between 1921 and 1970 many of the core functions of the Valuer Generals Office were performed by the Federal Taxation Department, following a State-Commonwealth agreement to that effect. In 1975 the 'Committee of Inquiry into Rates and Taxes attached to Land Valuation' saw the need for a central valuation authority which records and co-ordinates values and itself carries out valuations of property for all rating and taxation purposes. This committees recommendations formed the basis of the current legislation.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: The Valuation of Land Act 1978 (plus subsequent amendments).

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A116 - STATE TAXATION DEPARTMENT [2] (1970-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A116

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1970-01-01 - 1978-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A209 - STATE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION (1921-07-01 - 1970-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A209

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1921-01-01 - 1970-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A208 - STATE TAXATION DEPARTMENT [1] (1908-02-01 - 1921-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A208

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1908-01-01 - 1921-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A209 - STATE COMMISSIONER OF TAXATION (1921-07-01 - 1970-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A209

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1978-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S1029 - STRATA SALES SHEETS

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1966-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S1029 - STRATA SALES SHEETS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1966-01-01 - 1990-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S1320 - PLANS - ARCHITECTURAL

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S367 - MAPS - PROPERTY SALES (IMPERIAL)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1978-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S367 - MAPS - PROPERTY SALES (IMPERIAL)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1978-01-01 - 1985-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S368 - MAPS - PROPERTY SALES (METRIC)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1974-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S368 - MAPS - PROPERTY SALES (METRIC)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1978-01-01 -

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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