This policy under section 102(3)(a) and section 109 of the Local Government Act 2002 applies from 1 July 2021.

The Rates Remission Policy [PDF, 183 KB] was approved by Council at its meeting on 21 June 2021. It applies from 1 July 2021.  It is a policy under section 102(3)(a) and section 109 of the Local Government Act 2002.

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

The policy provides rates remissions for:

  • not-for-profit community-based organisations.
  • land owned or used by the Council for community benefit.
  • rates – late payment and arrears penalties.
  • contiguous parcels of land.
  • residential pressure wastewater system electricity costs.
  • earthquake-affected properties.
  • excess water rates.
  • other remissions deemed fair and equitable.