When an objection is lodged with Council, it is referred to the Valuer for consideration.
The Valuer then must provide a reasonable opportunity for the objector to discuss the matter. Within two (2) months after receiving the objection notice, the Valuer has the option to:
(a) Disagree with the objection, whereby no adjustment to the valuation is considered justified and a written notice of disallowance is provided to the objector; or
(b) Agree that an adjustment to the valuation is justified and provide a notice recommending an appropriate adjustment to the objector, the Council and the Valuer-General Victoria (VGV).
Following option (a) (disallowance), the objector and the Council are notified directly. No action from VGV is required. Following option (b) (an adjustment is recommended), VGV has two (2) months after receiving this notice of recommendation to either agree or disagree with the adjustment to the valuation as recommended by the Valuer.
If the Valuer General agrees that the adjustment is justified, a confirmation notice is sent to the rating authority, objector, and Valuer, or if the VGV disagrees with the adjustment made a notice of disallowance is sent to all parties.