The Committee monitors, reviews and reports on how the Valuer-General carries out its land valuation functions.
The Committee can look at methods used to conduct valuations, how valuation service contracts are negotiated and entered into, and the standard of valuation services provided under the contracts.
The Committee can report to both Houses on any change needed to the Valuer-General's land valuation functions, and on matters referred by both Houses.
The Committee cannot investigate the valuation of a specific parcel of land.
Resolution passed 18 June 2019, Legislative Assembly Votes and Proceedings no 10, entry no 13(9):
Mr Andrew Constance moved, by leave, that the following motions for the establishment of Parliamentary committees and the appointment of members be agreed to:
(1) A Joint Standing Committee, to be known as the Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General be appointed.
(2)The Committee’s functions be:
(a) to monitor and review the exercise of the Valuer-General’s functions with respect to land valuations under the Valuation of Land Act 1916 and the Land Tax Management Act 1956, and in particular:
(i) to monitor the methodologies employed for the purpose of conducting such valuations,
(ii) to monitor the arrangements under which valuation service contracts are negotiated and entered into, and
(iii) to monitor the standard of valuation services provided under such contracts,
(b) to report to both Houses of Parliament, with such comments as it thinks fit, on any matter connected with the exercise of the Valuer-General’s functions referred to in paragraph (a) to which, in the opinion of the Committee, the attention of Parliament should be directed,
(c) to report to both Houses of Parliament any change that the Committee considers desirable to the Valuer-General’s functions referred to in paragraph (a),
(d) to inquire into any question in connection with the Committee’s functions which is referred to it by both Houses of Parliament, and to report to both Houses on that question.
(3) The functions of the Committee not extend to the investigation of any matter relating to or arising from a particular valuation of a specific parcel of land.
(4) The Committee consist of five members as follows:
(a) three members of the Legislative Assembly of whom two must be Government members and one must be a non-Government member, and (b) two members of the Legislative Council of whom one must be a Government member and one must be a non-Government member.
(5) Mr Stephen Kamper, Mr Geoff Provest, and Mr Nathaniel Smith be appointed to serve on the Committee as the members of the Legislative Assembly.
(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in the standing orders of either House, at any meeting of the Committee, any three members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum, provided that the Committee meets as a joint committee at all times.
(7) The Committee have leave to make visits of inspection within the State of New South Wales and other States and Territories of Australia.
(8) A message be sent acquainting the Legislative Council of the resolution and requesting the Legislative Council appoint two of its members to serve with the members of the Legislative Assembly on the Committee, and to fix a time and place for the first meeting.
Resolution passed, 19 June 2019, Legislative Council Minutes no 10, entry no 11:
Mr Harwin moved:
1. That this House agrees to the resolution in the Legislative Assembly’s message of Tuesday 18 June 2019 relating to the appointment of a Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General.
2. That the representatives of the Legislative Council on the Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer-General be the Hon Scott Farlow and the Hon Mick Veitch.
3. That on the time and place for the first meeting being determined by the House a message be forwarded to the Legislative Assembly.