Let's talk rates
We propose to change the way we allocate rates to pay for some Council activities. This would mean the amount in annual rates you pay may change. Some ratepayers may pay more and others may pay less.
We've taken on board community feedback about the ability to pay rates and the way rates are allocated in our region. We’ve reviewed our rating system and the 3 major drivers for the proposed changes are:
• The ability to pay rates for some ratepayers.
• Road maintenance and who should pay.
• Infrastructure maintenance and who should pay.
The 5 proposed changes
We're proposing changes to the following rates:
How the proposed changes affect ratepayers?
The proposed changes won't change the total amount of rates money we collect. We would still collect the same amount.
What would change is how the rates are allocated across ratepayers.
The proposed changes may affect the amount you pay in rates. Each ratepayer will see a different impact.
Check your rates to see the impact
Check to see how the proposed rate changes impact your property. Use our online rates tool(external link)
Tell us what you think
It's important you tell us what you think of the proposed changes.
Fill in the online form below.
Your feedback will help Councillors decide whether these proposed changes are made or not.
Feedback closes 5pm Wednesday 14 October 2020
If you would prefer to talk to us, join us at a virtual meeting or pop into one of our community hui near you. Here's the details
Feedback Form - tell us what you think
If your rates are likely to go up or down with the proposed changes, it's important you tell us what you think.