Rates proposed for 2019/20 - Council decision

Consultation has concluded

24 July 2019

After significant community input, Council has reduced the proposed rates increase for vacant land.

At the Ordinary Council meeting in July, it was decided that Council:

1. Receives the 21 written submissions, 14 community-led feedback forms and 59 completed Your Say surveys (see feedback summary)

2. Implements a Differential Rating for the 2019/20 financial year as follows:

a) GRV - Vacant Industrial, Vacant Commercial, Vacant Non Residential Land - Rate in the dollar of 0.145 and minimum rates of $1,800

b) GRV - Vacant Residential Land - Rate in the dollar of 0.08 and a minimum rates of $1,200;

3. Requests staff provide a differential rating report for consideration by Councillors each year in advance of the annual Budget workshops.

Background

Council gave notice that in June that it intended to change the way we apply rates to property, particularly in relation to vacant land, and invited comment by noon, Monday 15 July 2019.

In the past, Council has applied an identical rate in the dollar to all properties, calculated on Gross Rental Valuation (based on property values supplied by the Valuer General).

Proposal
Council proposes to introduce two categories of rating – one for vacant land and one for all other property. This varied approach to rating is referred to as “Differential Rating”.

The proposed rates were:

Rate category (GRV)
Rate in dollar
Minimum rates
Vacant Land
14.50 cents
$2,100
All other property
7.302 cents
$1,106


Next steps

The new rating structure will be included when rates notices are issued in August/September.

24 July 2019

After significant community input, Council has reduced the proposed rates increase for vacant land.

At the Ordinary Council meeting in July, it was decided that Council:

1. Receives the 21 written submissions, 14 community-led feedback forms and 59 completed Your Say surveys (see feedback summary)

2. Implements a Differential Rating for the 2019/20 financial year as follows:

a) GRV - Vacant Industrial, Vacant Commercial, Vacant Non Residential Land - Rate in the dollar of 0.145 and minimum rates of $1,800

b) GRV - Vacant Residential Land - Rate in the dollar of 0.08 and a minimum rates of $1,200;

3. Requests staff provide a differential rating report for consideration by Councillors each year in advance of the annual Budget workshops.

Background

Council gave notice that in June that it intended to change the way we apply rates to property, particularly in relation to vacant land, and invited comment by noon, Monday 15 July 2019.

In the past, Council has applied an identical rate in the dollar to all properties, calculated on Gross Rental Valuation (based on property values supplied by the Valuer General).

Proposal
Council proposes to introduce two categories of rating – one for vacant land and one for all other property. This varied approach to rating is referred to as “Differential Rating”.

The proposed rates were:

Rate category (GRV)
Rate in dollar
Minimum rates
Vacant Land
14.50 cents
$2,100
All other property
7.302 cents
$1,106


Next steps

The new rating structure will be included when rates notices are issued in August/September.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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