In response to DSRA’s request for an update, the Douglas Shire Council CEO Mark Stoermer advised that Councillors have met to discuss the review of the General Rate Category system which the DSRA have been pushing for since before the last Council election. This grossly inequitable system places an unfair burden on owners of property on Community Title Schemes, (Category 8) and is in desperate need of a review. We look forward to being proactively engaged and consulted by Council on this matter. The DSC has also lobbied for some time to have a Land Valuation review in the Shire. It has been over 4 years since the last Valuation. The CEO advised that a request has been submitted and they are waiting for a response from the State Government.