Statement from Minister Stewart

Published Thursday, 31 March, 2022 at 04:47 PM

Minister for Resources
The Honourable Scott Stewart

The Palaszczuk Government understands many Queensland properties have been impacted by flooding.

I am advised by the independent Valuer General that while the valuations were completed before the floods, they already considered the impact of historic flooding.

Importantly, a land valuation may be amended if floods, cyclones or other natural disasters cause the land to be permanently damaged.

Landholders affected by flooding for the first time or where flooding has exceeded historic levels should call 1300 664 217.

This information is communicated with land valuation notices issued by the independent Valuer General.

Valuations are only a guide for councils when considering total rate charges for landowners.

Whether councils pass valuation changes on in their rates is a matter for them.

Councils have the ability to waive rates for flood-affected properties.