Rating Policies Review

Consultation on the Rating Policies Review has now opened.

The statement of proposal and draft policy are available here

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.

Read the background to this project here.

How to provide feedback

Tell us what you think before midnight on 15 October 2023 by:

  • filling in our online feedback form
  • printing off (or pick up from Council office or any of the libraries) the feedback form and return it by;
    • emailing it to submissions@swdc.govt.nz
    • dropping it off at the Council Office at 19 Kitchener Street Martinborough or any of the district libraries
    • posting it to: Policy and Governance Team, South Wairarapa District Council, PO Box 6, Martinborough 5741

Important dates
Open for written feedback 15 Sept 2023
Provide your written feedback by 15 Oct 2023
Hearing of written and verbal feedback 26 Oct 2023

Find the FAQs here
Find rates examples here

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