Your rates for 2021/2022

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How the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 will affect your rates for next year

The 10-year Budget 2018-2028 included average general rates increases for existing ratepayers of 3.5 per cent in each year from 2021.

For 2021/2022, we are proposing a one-off increase of 5 per cent to help support the investment Auckland needs. This would then reduce to 3.5 per cent from 2022/2023 onwards.

See proposed rates


What do you think?

See question 1 to have your say on this proposal and other key topics.

Waste

To ensure cost recovery of our waste activity we also propose a small increase to the base waste management rate.

Water quality

We are also proposing to increase our investment in improving the Water Quality Targeted Rate each year in line with the projected overall increases in average general rates (see page 35 of this consultation document for more detail).

Business rates

We consider that business rates are too high compared to residential rates and we have an existing policy to address this.

This policy will mean the average increase in rates for residential ratepayers will be slightly higher at 5.34 per cent, and the average increase in rates for business ratepayers will be slightly lower at 3.52 per cent.

Overall increases

The overall proposed increases for the average value residential and business properties are $150 and $583 respectively:

Residential properties

Average capital value - $1.0835 million

Type of rate increaseIncrease amount
General rates increase from existing plan (3.5%)$106.50
Additional 1.5% one-off increase (5% total)$38.50
Waste management base rate increase$1.68
Water Quality Targeted Rate increase (5%)$3.30
Total increase$150


Business properties

Average capital value - $2.836 million

Type of rate increaseIncrease amount
General rates increase from existing plan (3.5%)$331
Additional 1.5% one-off increase (5% total)$235.50
Waste management base rate increase$1.68
Water Quality Targeted Rate increase (5%)$15.30
Total increase$583


Proposed overall rates increase for different property values

The following tables set out the proposed overall rates increase for residential and business ratepayers for a range of property values.

Proposed increases for residential ratepayers 2021/2022

Illustration of a small house and a bigger house with dollar signs, indicating that properties with higher capital value will have a higher rates increase.

Capital valueProposed increase in dollarsProposed increase percent
$750 thousand$1115.2%
$890 thousand$1275.3%
$1 million$1405.3%
$1.0835 million$1505.34% (average capital value)
$1.5 million$1995.4%
$2 million$2575.5%
$3 million$3735.5%


Proposed increases for business ratepayers 2021/2022

Illustration of a small business and a bigger business with dollar signs, indicating that businesses with higher capital value will have a higher rates increase.

Capital valueProposed increase in dollarsProposed increase percent
$500 thousand$1213.6%
$850 thousand$1903.56%
$1 million$2193.55%
$1.5 million$3173.53%
$2 million$4155.53%
$2.863 million$5835.52% (average capital value)
$5 million$10013.51%


What's included in these calculations

The rates calculated above include general rates as well as the following rates that nearly all properties pay:

  • The Water Quality Targeted Rate
  • The Natural Environment Targeted Rate
  • The Waste Management Base Service Rate.

You should know

A number of other changes are also being proposed to our rates that may affect individual properties. See pages 36 and 39-47 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for more details.
The rates shown above do not include water charges which are set by Watercare.
To support a significant increase in capital investment over the next 10-years, Watercare's board of directors have resolved to increase water and wastewater tariffs by 7 per cent on 1 July 2021 and 1 July 2022.
This will be followed by annual increases of 9.5 per cent for six years and then increases of 3.5 per cent for the last two years of this plan.

How the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 will affect your rates for next year

The 10-year Budget 2018-2028 included average general rates increases for existing ratepayers of 3.5 per cent in each year from 2021.

For 2021/2022, we are proposing a one-off increase of 5 per cent to help support the investment Auckland needs. This would then reduce to 3.5 per cent from 2022/2023 onwards.

See proposed rates


What do you think?

See question 1 to have your say on this proposal and other key topics.

Waste

To ensure cost recovery of our waste activity we also propose a small increase to the base waste management rate.

Water quality

We are also proposing to increase our investment in improving the Water Quality Targeted Rate each year in line with the projected overall increases in average general rates (see page 35 of this consultation document for more detail).

Business rates

We consider that business rates are too high compared to residential rates and we have an existing policy to address this.

This policy will mean the average increase in rates for residential ratepayers will be slightly higher at 5.34 per cent, and the average increase in rates for business ratepayers will be slightly lower at 3.52 per cent.

Overall increases

The overall proposed increases for the average value residential and business properties are $150 and $583 respectively:

Residential properties

Average capital value - $1.0835 million

Type of rate increaseIncrease amount
General rates increase from existing plan (3.5%)$106.50
Additional 1.5% one-off increase (5% total)$38.50
Waste management base rate increase$1.68
Water Quality Targeted Rate increase (5%)$3.30
Total increase$150


Business properties

Average capital value - $2.836 million

Type of rate increaseIncrease amount
General rates increase from existing plan (3.5%)$331
Additional 1.5% one-off increase (5% total)$235.50
Waste management base rate increase$1.68
Water Quality Targeted Rate increase (5%)$15.30
Total increase$583


Proposed overall rates increase for different property values

The following tables set out the proposed overall rates increase for residential and business ratepayers for a range of property values.

Proposed increases for residential ratepayers 2021/2022

Illustration of a small house and a bigger house with dollar signs, indicating that properties with higher capital value will have a higher rates increase.

Capital valueProposed increase in dollarsProposed increase percent
$750 thousand$1115.2%
$890 thousand$1275.3%
$1 million$1405.3%
$1.0835 million$1505.34% (average capital value)
$1.5 million$1995.4%
$2 million$2575.5%
$3 million$3735.5%


Proposed increases for business ratepayers 2021/2022

Illustration of a small business and a bigger business with dollar signs, indicating that businesses with higher capital value will have a higher rates increase.

Capital valueProposed increase in dollarsProposed increase percent
$500 thousand$1213.6%
$850 thousand$1903.56%
$1 million$2193.55%
$1.5 million$3173.53%
$2 million$4155.53%
$2.863 million$5835.52% (average capital value)
$5 million$10013.51%


What's included in these calculations

The rates calculated above include general rates as well as the following rates that nearly all properties pay:

  • The Water Quality Targeted Rate
  • The Natural Environment Targeted Rate
  • The Waste Management Base Service Rate.

You should know

A number of other changes are also being proposed to our rates that may affect individual properties. See pages 36 and 39-47 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for more details.
The rates shown above do not include water charges which are set by Watercare.
To support a significant increase in capital investment over the next 10-years, Watercare's board of directors have resolved to increase water and wastewater tariffs by 7 per cent on 1 July 2021 and 1 July 2022.
This will be followed by annual increases of 9.5 per cent for six years and then increases of 3.5 per cent for the last two years of this plan.