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Changing how we share rates across the district

After exploring options to address affordability issues a change in our rating system from 2018/19 will see less of ratepayers’ rates bills made up of fixed charges, and more charges in proportion with each property’s capital value.  It’ll also see the introduction of a commercially targeted rate, to fund a portion of our economic development activity.

These changes will mean lower rates increases for 71% of residential ratepayers for 2018/19.  In addition, a change to the rates remission policy will mean support for low-income households is available to more ratepayers.

The proposed changes were shared with the community for feedback during consultation on our long term plan.

Find out more about our 2018-38 Long term plan and check our rating policy and rates remission policy.



 Find out more about our long term plan

Our long term plan in detail

Our vision and direction

Living within our means

Key projects and initiatives

What you get for your rates

A plan shaped through community consultation

See our plan on a page

Our 'Plan on a page' summarises our key challenges, financial strategy and our outcomes.

See our plan on a page