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Rates Remission & Postponement Policy

Rates Remission Policy 

Proposed Changes 

Include:

  • Remission for Farmland Under 5 Hectares - This remission provides rates relief for Rating Units of less than 5 hectares that are used mainly for land based agriculture or farming activities. We are proposing that Non-commercial Rating Units where the land area is less than 5 hectares be treated as Residential for differential rating purposes. This remission will reduce the amount payable to equal what is payable for a Rural Property of the same value.
  • Remission of Refuse Collection and/or Kerbside Recycling Targeted Rates - This amendment recognises Rating Units that demonstrate a consistent pattern of reduced waste or recycling service through a remission.
  • Remission for Residential Properties Used Solely as a Single Residence - We are proposing a remission for properties that have Separately Used or Inhabited Portions, but are used solely as a single family residence. This amendment intends to simplify and replace Remission of Uniform Annual General Charges (UAGC) and Targeted Rates of a Fixed Amount on Rating Units Owned by the Same Owner.

Remove:

  • Remission for Land Subject to Special Preservation Conditions - In practice this remission provides limited benefit to applicants. Additional rates relief can be sought through Schedule 1, Parts 1 and 2 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.
  • Remission of Uniform Annual General Charges (UAGC) and Targeted Rates of a Fixed Amount on Rating Units Owned by the Same Owner - We are recommending that this provision be replaced by Remission for Residential Properties Used Solely as a Single Residence as described above. 

Download the draft rates remission policy 

Rates Postponement Policy 

Proposed changes 

To align the Rates Postponement Policy with our proposed amendments to the Revenue & Financing Policy, we propose that the Postponement for Farmland is removed from 1 July 2021.

 Download the draft rates postponement policy 

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