Rates

Rates provide funding for Council services and activities after income from other sources such as fees, user charges and subsidies has been allowed for.

Our objectives are:

  • to provide the income needed to meet the Council's net funding requirements
  • to ensure that rates are collected from properties that are the direct beneficiaries of services where these can be identified
  • to spread the incidence of rates as fairly as possible
  • to be consistent in charging for services.

Rates are the way in which those who live or make their income in the Waimakariri District contribute to the maintenance and development of the public assets and services they share with their neighbours.

Rates Resolutions 2021/22

Council is required to set its rates each year by resolution. The rates resolution is made at the same meeting as the adoption of the Long Term Plan or Annual Plan and Funding Impact Statement. It sets the level of each rate and the basis by which it is collected. More details are available in the Revenue & Financing Policy and Funding Impact Statement.

Extract from minutes of a meeting of the Waimakariri District Council held in the Council Chambers, 215 High Sstreet, Rangiora on Tuesday 22 June 2021:

1.1            Rates Resolution 2021/2022 – L Palmer (Credit Controller)

Moved: Councillor Doody  
Seconded: Councillor Ward

THAT the Council:
(a)Receives report No.210602088562.
(b)  Resolves to set and assess the following rates under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 and in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Long Term Plan 2021/2031 and Funding Impact Statement for the 2021/2022 year, on rating units in the Waimakariri District for the financial year commencing on 1 July 2021 and ending on 30 June 2022.

Rates are inclusive of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
All section references are to the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002.

1. GENERAL RATES

(d) a general rate set under Section 13 as a rate in the dollar on the rateable capital value for all rateable land; and

(e) a uniform annual general charge set under Section 15 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit.

Uniform annual general charge per rateable rating unit$135.00
General rate in the dollar on rateable capital value0.000498

2. EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the District.

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit$104.45

3. ROADING RATES

Targeted rates set under Section 16-18 comprising a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the District; and a rate in the dollar on the rateable capital value for all rateable land in the District.

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit$107.99
Roading rate in the dollar on rateable capital value0.000664

4. NORTH EYRE ROAD AND BROWNS ROAD SEAL EXTENSION LOAN RATE

A targeted rate set under section 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit the North Eyre Road and Browns Road Seal Extension rating area where a lump sum contribution has not been previously been paid.

The boundary of the North Eyre Road and Browns Road seal extension rating area is  Shown on Rating Policy Map 52.

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit$1,206.91

5. THONGCASTER ROAD AND BROWNS ROCK ROAD SEAL EXTENSION LOAN RATE

A targeted rate set under sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the Thongcaster Road and Browns Rock Road Seal Extension rating area where a lump sum contribution has not previously been paid.

The boundary of the Thongcaster Road and Browns Rock Road Seal Extension rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 47.

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit$354.39


6. BARKERS ROAD SEAL EXTENSION LOAN RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the Barkers Road Seal Extension rating area where a lump sum contribution has not previously been paid

The boundary of the Barkers Road Seal Extension rating area is shown on Rating  Policy Map 51

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit$232.19

7. COMMUNITY PARKS AND RESERVES, BUILDINGS AND GRANTS RATES

Targeted rates set under Sections 16-18 on a differential basis according to where the land is situated and the use to which the land is put, and targeted to each rateable rating unit or separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit as follows:

Fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit in the Town Residential category$534.80
Fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the Town Commercial category$534.80
Fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the Town Vacant category$85.00
Fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit in the Rural Residential category$449.80
Fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the Rural Commercial category$449.80

Town boundaries for Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Oxford and Pegasus are shown on the Rating Policy Maps 1-4.

A full explanation of the differential categories is contained in the Funding Impact Statement.

8. COMMUNITY LIBRARY AND MUSEUMS RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the District that is used for business purposes; and each separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit in the District that is used for residential purposes.

Fixed charge per rateable rating unit used for business purposes$185.61
Fixed charge per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit used for residential purposes$185.61

9. COMMUNITY SWIMMING POOLS RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the District that is used for business purposes; and per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit in the District that is used for residential purposes.

Fixed charge per rateable rating unit used for business purposes$149.04
Fixed charge per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit used for residential purposes$149.04

10. CANTERBURY MUSEUM OPERATIONAL LEVY RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the District that is used for business purposes; and per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit in the District that is used for residential purposes.

Fixed charge per rateable rating unit used for business purposes$30.40
Fixed charge per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit used for residential purposes$30.40

11. CANTERBURY MUSEUM REDEVELOPMENT LEVY RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit in the District that is used for business purposes; and per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit in the District that is used for residential purposes.

Fixed charge per rateable rating unit used for business purposes$3.80
Fixed charge per separately used or inhabited part of a rateable rating unit used for residential purposes$3.80

12. PEGASUS SERVICES RATE

Targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit situated in the Pegasus Town boundary.

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit$72.72

The twin boundary for Pegasus is shown on Rating Policy Map 1.

13. ANIMAL CONTROL (STOCK) RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a rate in the dollar on the rateable capital value on rating units situated in the Residential 4A, Residential 4B and rural zones in the Waimakariri District Council District Plan.

Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value0.000007

14. COMMUNITY BOARD RATES

Targeted rates set Under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit plus a rate in the dollar on the rateable capital value according to where the land is situated.

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit situated in the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board area$20.98
Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value on each  rating unit situated in the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi Community Board area0.000010
Fixed amount per rateable rating unit situated in the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board area$19.44
Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value on each rating unit situated in the Rangiora-Ashley Community Board area0.000008
Fixed amount on per rateable rating unit situated in the Woodend-Sefton Community Board area$29.56
Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value on each rating unit situated in the Woodend-Sefton Community Board area0.000015
Fixed amount per rateable rating unit situated in the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board area$26.28
Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value on each rating unit situated in the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board area0.000007

Community Board boundaries are those in place at 1 July 2021 and are illustrated on Rating Policy Map 11.

15. PROMOTION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a rate in the dollar on rateable capital value on each rating unit that is used primarily for business purposes.

Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value0.00019

16. RANGIORA CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AREA MAINTENANCE AND STREET WORKS RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a rate in the dollar on rateable capital value on rating units situated in the Rangiora Central Business District rating area that are used for business purposes.

Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value0.0001383

The boundary of the Rangiora CBD rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 12.

17. KAIAPOI CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AREA MAINTENANCE AND STREET WORKS RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a rate in the dollar on rateable capital value on rating units in the Kaiapoi Central Business District rating area that are used for business purposes.

Rate in the dollar on rateable capital value0.0002356

The boundary of the Kaiapoi CBD rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 13.

18. KERBSIDE RUBBISH AND RECYCLING COLLECTION  RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit within the Kerbside Collection Contract areas excluding the Ohoka Kerbside recycling area to which the rubbish and recycling service is available.

Fixed charge per separately used or inhabited parts of a rating unit to which the Kerbside Rubbish and Recycling Collection service is available$105.00

The Kerbside Collection Contract areas are shown on Rating Policy Maps 34-40, and 42-44.

19. OHOKA KERBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION RATE

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit within the Kerbside Collection Contract areas excluding the Ohoka Kerbside recycling area to which the rubbish and recycling service is available.

Fixed charge per separately used or inhabited parts of a rating unit in the Ohoka Kerbside Recycling Area$95.00

The Ohoka Kerbside Recycling Area is shown on Rating Policy Map 41 & 41A.

20. KERBSIDE BIN RUBBISH COLLECTION

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rubbish wheelie bin provided to rating units within the Kerbside Collection Contract areas including the Ohoka Kerbside Recycling Area.

Fixed charge per 80 litre rubbish wheelie bin$99.62
Fixed charge per 140 litre rubbish wheelie bin$131.37

21. KERBSIDE ORGANICS BIN COLLECTION

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per organics wheelie bin provided to rating units within the Kerbside Collection Contract areas (excluding the Ohoka Kerbside Recycling Area).

Fixed charge per 80 litre organics wheelie bin$84.00
Fixed charge per 140 litre organics wheelie bin$114.00
Fixed charge per 240 litre organics wheelie bin$164.00

Kerbside Collection Contract areas are shown on Rating Policy Maps 34- 40 and 42-44.

22. WATER RATES

Targeted rates for water supply set under Sections 16-19

On a differential basis according to the provision or availability of the service, a fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit that is provided with an unrestricted connection to the Cust, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Waikuku Beach, Woodend-Tuahiwi-Pegasus, Oxford Township water supplies. A fixed amount (40% of the rate for an unrestricted connection) for each unit of water supplied is set on rating units provided with a restricted connection to the above named water supplies.

A fixed amount per rating unit connected to the Summerhill, West Eyreton, Poyntzs Road, Garrymere and Ohoka restricted water supplies together with a fixed amount for each unit of water supplied.

A fixed amount per unit of water supplied from Oxford Rural No. 1, Oxford Rural No. 2 and Mandeville (including the Fernside extension) water supplies.

(1 unit of water = 1,000 litres/day)

Targeted rate for Water UV Treatment set as a fixed amount per rating unit on all rating units connected to a Council water supply.

Targeted loan rates set under Sections 16-18 on a differential basis according to the provision or availability of a service, on rating units in the Tuahiwi residential area that are serviced by the Woodend Tuahiwi-Pegasus Water Supply, where a lump sum contribution has not been paid. Loan rates are set as a fixed amount on each rating unit that is connected to the Woodend-Tuahiwi-Pegasus Water Supply, with a reduced amount payable on rating units that are not connected (pipeline share). The lower differential reflects the cost of installing the main pipeline and does not include the cost of property connections.

Targeted loan rate set as a fixed amount per rating unit in the rural land adjacent to the Tuahiwi residential area that have a restricted connection to the Woodend-Tuahiwi-Pegasus Water supply, where a lump sum contribution has not been paid.

Targeted loan rate set as a fixed amount per unit of water in the Fernside Water Loan area.

Ashley rural water - per unit of water $876.24
Cust$1,101.40
Cust – restricted supply per unit of water$440.56
Summerhill – per unit of water$102.70
Summerhill – per rating unit$929.60
Fernside Loan Rate per unit of water$78.60
Rangiora$330.70
Rangiora – restricted supply per unit of water$132.28
Kaiapoi$253.70
Kaiapoi – restricted supply per unit of water$101.48
Waikuku Beach$449.60
Waikuku Beach – restricted supply per unit of water$179.84
Woodend-Tuahiwi-Pegasus$414.70
Woodend-Tuahiwi– Pegasus restricted supply per unit of water$165.88
West Eyreton—per unit of water$70.00
West Eyreton—per rating unit$735.70
Oxford Township$515.00
Oxford Township – restricted supply per unit of water$206.00
Oxford Rural Water No 1 per unit of water$433.90
Oxford Rural Water No 2 per unit of water$388.10
Mandeville – per unit of water$260.90
Ohoka – per unit of water$23.22
Ohoka – per rating unit$1,194.37
Poyntzs Road – per unit of water$46.00
Poyntzs Road – per rating unit$718.00
Garrymere – per unit of water$34.31
Garrymere – per rating unit$1,368.83
Tuahiwi residential area water connection loan rate$667.11
Tuahiwi residential area water pipeline loan rate$489.22
Tuahiwi rural water loan rate$778.30
Water UV Treatment rate – per rating unit$6.64

Tuahiwi residential area (water supply) is shown on Rating Policy Map 45

Tuahiwi rural restricted water supply area is shown on Rating Policy Map 46

Fernside Water Loan area is shown on Rating Policy Map 49

Mandeville Water Supply area (including Fernside extension) is shown on Rating Policy Map 50

23. WATER RACE RATES

Targeted rates set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit where the Waimakariri water race system is available assessed on a differential basis according to the area of land within each rating unit; together with a targeted rate per hectare of land area.

Small holdings for which special arrangements have been made to pipe water from this scheme are charged the special fixed charge only.

Fixed amount per rateable rating unit (properties of over .4046 ha land area)$126.00
Fixed amount per rateable rating unit (properties less than or equal to .4046 ha)$121.00
Special fixed amount per rateable rating unit for piped supply$126.00
Area Rate (per hectare)$7.90

24. SEWER RATES

A targeted rate under Sections 16-18 per water closet or urinal within a rating unit connected to the Eastern Districts Sewer in Rangiora, Waikuku Beach, Woodend, Woodend Beach, Pines Kairaki, Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi, Pegasus, Swannanoa, Mandeville, Ohoka, Loburn Lea and Fernside.

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed charge per rateable rating unit in the Oxford sewer rating area.

Targeted loan rates set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit and as a rate per hectare of land area in each rating unit located in the Southbrook Services (Sewer) Extension Stage 1 area where a lump sum contribution has not been paid.

Targeted loan rates set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit located in the Ohoka Utilities Connection Loan area and the Fernside Sewer Loan rating area and the Loburn Lea Sewer loan rating area.

Eastern Districts (Rangiora, Waikuku Beach, Woodend, Woodend Beach, Pines Kairaki, Tuahiwi, Kaiapoi, Pegasus, Swannanoa, Mandeville, Ohoka, Fernside, Loburn Lea) per WC or urinal. $525.50
Ohoka Utilities Sewer Connection Loan Rate fixed amount per rateable rating unit$335.24
Loburn Lea Sewer Loan Rate fixed amount per rateable rating unit$1,113.87
Oxford Sewer Operating Rate fixed amount per rateable rating unit$1,033.50
Fernside Sewer Loan Rate fixed amount per rateable rating unit$942.78
Southbrook Services  Extension Stage 1 loan rate fixed amount per rateable rating unit$453.30
Southbrook Services Extension Stage 1 loan rate rate per hectare of land area$2,970.41

Oxford sewer rating boundary is shown on Rating Policy Map 32.
Fernside sewer loan rating boundary is shown on Rating Policy Map 30.
Loburn Lea sewer loan rating boundary is shown on Rating Policy Map 31.
Southbrook Services Stage 1 Extension boundary is shown on Rating Policy Map 33.
Ohoka Utilities Connection Loan rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 48.

25. URBAN STORMWATER DRAINAGE RATES

Targeted rates set under Sections 16-18 as a rate in the dollar on the rateable land value on each rating unit situated in the Rangiora, Oxford, Pegasus and Coastal Urban (Woodend, Waikuku and Pines/Kairaki) urban drainage rating areas.

Targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a rate in the dollar on the rateable land value on each rating unit situated in the Kaiapoi urban drainage rating area on a differential basis according to where the land is situated.

A targeted rate set under Sections 16-18 as a fixed amount per rating unit on the properties in Alexander Lane that benefit directly from the private stormwater pump, to be charged in addition to the Kaiapoi urban drainage rate.

Rate in the dollar on rateable land value in the Kaiapoi urban drainage rating area excluding the Island Road rural extension0.001829
Rate in the dollar on rateable land value in the Kaiapoi urban drainage rating area Island Road rural extension0.000915
Fixed amount per rating unit in the Alexander Lane Drainage Rating area$120.00
Rate in the dollar on rateable land value in Rangiora urban drainage rating area0.0013669
Rate in the dollar on rateable land value in Coastal Urban (Woodend, Waikuku and Pines/Kairaki) urban drainage rating areas0.0010610
Rate in the dollar on rateable land value in the Oxford urban drainage rating area0.0008064
Rate in the dollar on rateable land value in the Pegasus urban drainage rating area0.0014970

Rangiora Urban Drainage Rating Area is shown on Rating Policy Map 14.
Kaiapoi Urban Drainage Rating Area, including the Island Road extension is shown on Rating Policy Map 15.
Pegasus Urban Drainage Rating Area is shown on Rating Policy Map 16.
Coastal Urban Drainage Rating Area is shown on Rating Policy Maps 17 (Waikuku and Waikuku Beach), 18 (The Pines Beach and Kairaki) and 19 (Woodend).
Oxford Urban Drainage Rating Area is shown on Rating Policy Map 21.
Alexander Lane Drainage Rating Area is shown on Rating Policy Map 22.

26. RURAL DRAINAGE RATES

Targeted rates for Rural drainage set under Sections 16-18 on all rating units situated within the separate rural drainage targeted rating areas:

Waimakariri Coastal Rural20% collected as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit and 80% by a rate per hectare of land
CustRate per hectare of land
Clarkville50% collected as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit and 50% as a rate per hectare of land
Oxford, Ohoka and Waimakariri Central Rural20% collected as a fixed amount per rateable rating unit and 80% as a rate in the dollar on the rateable land value
Loburn LeaRate in the dollar on rateable land value
Ohoka fixed amount per rateable rating unit$59.00
Ohoka rate in the dollar on rateable land value0.0005957
Oxford fixed amount per rateable rating unit$32.00
Oxford rate in the dollar on rateable land value0.0001987
Clarkville fixed amount per rateable rating unit$157.00
Clarkville rate on land area (per hectare)$40.74
Waimakariri Coastal Rural fixed amount per rateable rating unit$55.00
Waimakariri Coastal Rural rate on land area (per hectare)$32.60
Waimakariri Central Rural fixed amount per rateable rating unit$41.00
Waimakariri Central Rural rate in the dollar on rateable land value0.0002905
Cust rate on land area (per hectare)$42.90
Loburn Lea rate in the dollar on rateable land value0.0025289

Ohoka Rural Drainage rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 23.

Oxford Rural Drainage rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 28 (West) and Rating Policy Map 29 (East).

Clarkville Rural Drainage rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 24.

Waimakariri Coastal Rural Drainage rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 27.

Waimakariri Central Rural Drainage rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 26.

Cust Rural Drainage rating area is shown on Rating Policy Map 25.

Loburn Lea Rural Residential Drainage Rating Area is shown on Rating Policy Map 20.

(c ) Resolves that rates are due and payable by four equal instalments on the dates listed below and resolves pursuant to Sections 57 and 58 that a penalty amounting to 10% of the amount unpaid will be added to any amount of the current instalment remaining unpaid seven days after the due date of that instalment. No penalty will be applied where a ratepayer has entered into an arrangement by way of a direct debit authority and honours that arrangement so that all current years rates will be paid in full by 30th June in that rating year or such other date agreed to by the Council.

InstalmentDue DatePenalty Charge Applies
120 August 202127 August 2021
220 November 202127 November 2021
320 February 202227 February 2022
420 May 202227 May 2022

(d)Resolves pursuant to Sections 57 and 58 a penalty charge amounting to 10% of the amount of unpaid rates from previous financial years, remaining unpaid at 1 July 2021 will be added on 2nd July 2021 and a further penalty charge of 10% will be added on 5th January 2022 to rates for previous years still remaining unpaid as at 2 January 2022.

(e)Resolves pursuant to Section 55 and the Discount for the Early Payment of Rates Policy, a discount amounting to 4% of the General Rate, Uniform Annual General Charge, Roading Rates, Community Parks and Reserves, Buildings and Grants rate, Community Library and Museums Rate, Community Swimming Pools Rate, Pegasus Services Rate, Canterbury Museum Operational Levy rate and Canterbury Museum Redevelopment Levy Rate, will be allowed if the total year’s rates and charges assessed, including those rates collected on behalf of the Canterbury Regional Council are paid in full by 27 August 2021.

(f)Resolves that rates shall be payable by cash or eftpos (debit card) at any of the following places during office opening hours:

Rangiora Service Centre, 215 High Street, Rangiora
Kaiapoi Service Centre, 176 Williams Street, Kaiapoi
Oxford Service Centre, 34 Main Street, Oxford

Or online at waimakariri.govt.nz, by a direct debit facility established by the Council, internet or phone banking or direct credit.

(g)Resolves to set the following Lump Sum Contributions for the early repayment of loans.

1. SOUTHBROOK SERVICES (SEWER) EXTENSION STAGE 1 LUMP SUM  CONTRIBUTIONS

Lump sum contributions towards the early repayment of the Southbrook Services Extension Loans on all rating units in the Southbrook Services (Sewer) Extension Stage 1 rating area where an election has been made to pay a lump sum contribution in accordance with Section 117H and the Capital Project Funding Plan.

Fixed Lump Sum Contribution fixed amount per rating unit$3,420.77
Variable Lump Sum Contribution rate per hectare of land area$22,417.71

Southbrook Services (Sewer) Stage 1 Extension boundary is shown on Rating Policy Map 33.

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