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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Assistance of up to $640 may be available if your income is under or around $35,000 p.a.
The rates rebate scheme provides a subsidy to low income home owners and ratepayers on the cost of their rates. A rebate is required to be claimed during the rates year for which it is payable, therefore claims cannot be made for past years.
The first step is to establish that:
Once your eligibility has been confirmed, Council staff will assist you to complete the application form and calculate your entitlement using the formula that considers:
You are able to check your eligibility for a rebate by:
Rates rebate income eligibility table for households with no dependants. Estimate only.
Although this is a government scheme all claims are made to the council where you pay rates. You may need to bring with you details of your gross income for the tax year ending 31 March 2019 including details of interest, dividends etc. Please refer to the table below.
A typical application will take around 15 minutes and confirmation of the outcome will be given at the end of the process. If you are self-employed or have overseas income, allow a bit longer.
If you received a rebate in the previous year we will write to you near the end of June to advise the procedure for the next years’ rebates.
Rebates will be issued from 8 July 2019 through to 30 June 2020. You do not need to pay your rates on the day that you get your rebate.
Bring your latest rates assessment if you have received it, and details of your income for the year ending 31 March 2019 (refer to the income table above). If the property is in the name of a Family Trust, you need to be named as a Trustee on the Certificate of Title, and have your name on the rates database. You also need to live at the property.
Contact the Customer Services staff at Kaiapoi, phone 03 266 9358 for an appointment.
Contact the Customer Services staff at Oxford, phone 03 261 0015 for an appointment.
Contact the Customer Services staff at Rangiora, phone 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV), for an appointment.
If you are self-employed or have overseas income please let us know when you book an appointment as it may take more time to process your application. Phone Customer Services on 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV).
Retirement village residents with licence to occupy agreements can now apply for a rates rebate (Retirement village residents with licence to occupy do not own the property they live in but they do have a contractual right to occupy).
Being able to apply for a rebate does not guarantee you will received one. Eligibility is determined on your household income, rates (your village operator will provide rates details for you), and the number of dependants living with you.
If you have any questions regarding the rebate scheme, or the application process, please contact the Council’s Customer Services Team on 0800 965 468 (0800WMKGOV).