Governance and accountability

Parliamentary Committee on the Office of the Valuer General

The Parliamentary Committee on the Office of the Valuer General monitors and reviews the exercise of the Valuer General's functions with respect to land valuations.

The Committee does not have the ability to review individual valuations or objections to individual valuations. The processing of these issues remains the responsibility the Valuer General.

The Committee can monitor valuation methodologies, the arrangements under which valuation contracts are negotiated and entered into, and the standard of valuation services provided under such contracts.

Land Valuation Advisory Group

The Land Valuation Advisory Group (LVAG) monitors the quality of land valuations and provides a channel for communication between the Valuer General and stakeholders.

The LVAG includes senior representatives from the:

  • Australian Property Institute
  • Local Government NSW
  • Office of Local Government
  • Office of the Valuer General
  • Property Council of Australia
  • Real Estate Institute of NSW
  • Revenue NSW
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Shopping Centre Council of Australia.

The principle objectives of the LVAG are to:

  • monitor and review the ongoing quality of land values
  • ensure dissemination of information by members to their respective industry body
  • recommend areas for further research into improving the NSW valuation system
  • oversee recommendations of the Land Value Improvement Group
  • advise on projects brought to members’ attention by the Valuer General
  • sponsor and oversee projects to improve the quality of the NSW valuation system.


The Valuer General reports administratively to the Minister for Lands and Property and the Secretary of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

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