Regional Council Rates

Kāpiti Coast District Council collects rates on behalf of the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC). These rates are set by Greater Wellington.

At the beginning of each rating year you will receive two Rates Assessment Notices: one detailing Kāpiti Coast District Council rates and the other detailing Greater Wellington rates. Your quarterly instalment invoices, however, are combined to reflect both Councils rates on the one invoice.

Activities or Groups of Activities that are funded by GWRC Rates

General Rate

The general rate is set to fund activities that reflect "public good" across the Wellington region. It is distinct from targeted rates, which are intended to recover costs of particular activities from particular groups (see "Targeted rates" below).

The general rate is spread across the whole region and funds activities such as managing resources, emergencies, harbours, regional parks and recreation areas, and environmental education. It is used to help fund all of Greater Wellington Regional Council's groups of activities, except the Wellington Regional Strategy, water supply, public transport, Warm Greater Wellington and the regional stadium.

Targeted Rates

  • Public Transport: This rate funds Greater Wellington Regional Council's expenditure for the region's public transport services and transport infrastructure.
  • River Management: This rate funds local community contributions to river maintenance and flood protection improvements.
  • Stadium purposes: This rate meets Greater Wellington Regional Council's annual cost of servicing and repaying the loan raised to fund its contributions to the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.
  • Wellington Regional Strategy: This rate funds the Wellington Regional Strategy including, the committee, projects and part funding of the region's economic development agency (Grow Wellington).
  • Bovine Tb: This rate funds programmes to control or eradicate Tb. It is set on properties in areas where there are current vector-control programmes and where rateable land is 4 hectares or more.
  • Possum/predator: This rate funds the control of predators and possums. It is set on all rural properties where rateable land is 4 hectares or more.
  • Warm Greater Wellington: This rate is set on those properties that utilise the Warm Greater Wellington assistance to help install clean heat or insulation in their homes.
  • Wairarapa schemes: These are rates set on specific properties within about 30 river management, catchment and drainage schemes in the Wairarapa constituency. These schemes fund the local community contributions to river maintenance, flood protection and land management activities within these areas.

For more information about Greater Wellington Regional Council rates visit their website at

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