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