Adverse natural events are regular occurrences in parts of Queensland. When reviewing a valuation due to an adverse natural event, we consider a range of issues, including:
Damage to built structures such as houses, buildings and fences is not considered as the value of these improvements is not included in the land valuation.
Because the full impact of adverse natural causes on the market value of land may not be evident for some time after the event, we continue to monitor market movements and adjust valuations accordingly.
If your land has suffered permanent damage as a result of an adverse natural event, you may either:
Examples of permanent damage in agricultural areas include a loss in the arable area of a farm, permanent silting of a watercourse or loss of topsoil; in urban areas, an example of permanent damage would be the loss of land from a flooding river or a loss of development potential.
In either case, you should include details of the damage and supporting information such as photographs and diagrams.
You may lodge an objection either in writing or online.
Post your written objection/application to the Valuer-General at the address at the top of your valuation notice; you can also send or take it to your nearest business centre.