Consultation opens for Rating Policies Review

South Wairarapa District Council is asking for feedback on our Rating Policies Review.

Why are we doing this?

We are reviewing a group of our financial policies as required under Section 102 of the Local Government Act 2022 (LGA)

The policies being reviewed include the:

  • Remission Policy, proposing to combine the Remission of Rates Policy, Water by Meter Leak Write-off Policy and the Coastal Erosion Policy into a single policy.
  • Remission and Postponement of Rates on Māori Freehold Land Policy.
  • Revenue and Financing Policy, which sets how rates are structured.

The policies guide how decisions are made to set rates in the Long-term and Annual Plans, who is eligible for postponement or remission of rates once set, and how they can apply for postponement or remission.

How can I have my say?

We’re proposing a few changes and need your feedback so we can ensure the policies reflect the views of the community. Consultation is now open until 15 October 2023.

Find out more along with how to provide feedback on the consultation page on our website.

Important dates

Submissions open 15 September 2023
Submissions close midnight 15 October 2023
Hearing of written and verbal feedback 26 Oct 2023

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