Council, 26 June 2015.

The objective of the policy is to provide rates relief in ten situations, to support either the fairness and equity of the rating system or the overall wellbeing of the community. 

The Policy details rates remissions available for: 

Not-for-profit community-based organisations
Land occupied and used by the Council for community benefit
Rates - Late payment penalties
Contiguous parcels of land
Residential pressure wastewater system electricity costs
Earthquake-affected properties
Excess Water Rates
Central City Development Unit (CCDU) land intended for public realm
Flood damage arising from the 4 March 2014 and immediately subsequent flooding events
Other remissions deemed fair and equitable

For full details please see the Rates Remission Policy from the Long Term Plan 2015-25 [PDF, 2.2 MB].