The draft Revenue and Finance Policy contains new proposals to ensure there is equity and consistency in how rates are charged - to ensure that similar properties pay similar rates.
From 12 October to 15 November, we are consulting on several policies that affect your rates.
The draft Revenue and Financing Policy contains new proposals to ensure there is equity and consistency in how rates are charged - to ensure that similar properties pay similar rates. If our proposals are adopted, most ratepayers will see a small decrease in their rates, but some will see an increase.
There would not be an increase in the total amount of rates that NCC collects. Rather, the proposed changes would alter how much each individual property pays. Our proposals reflect changes that have taken place over time as Napier has developed. The proposals are not related to Council’s annual consideration of across-the-board rates increases.
Alongside the Revenue and Financing Policy consultation, we are also consulting on amendments to other policies that are affected by those proposed changes. These policies are:
Community meetings took place in late October and have now closed.
If you’d like to speak to your Ward Councillor about anything in this Statement of Proposal, visit www.napier.govt.nz or call our Customer Service Centre on 06 835 7579 who will put you in touch with them.
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