Replacement of transitional rates grants for natural heritage protection

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Have your say on what will replace the transitional rates grant scheme to support natural heritage protection.

About transitional rates grants

These grants are for Auckland landowners who have voluntary natural heritage protection covenants on their properties and were past recipients of legacy rates remissions schemes that were removed in 2018.

The transitional rates grants scheme gives a partial refund on the rates for these properties.

Legacy schemes

We established transitional rates grants in 2018 to continue to support people already using similar rates remission schemes from the legacy regional and district councils while we are developing a permanent replacement.

These transitional rates grants are an interim measure but will continue to be available until the end of the current rating year on 30 June 2022.

What covenants provide for

A natural heritage protection covenant is an agreement between us (or another authorised body) and landowners who have important natural heritage areas on their property.

These agreements bind current and future landowners.

They can provide:

  • habitats for native plants and animals
  • areas of protected native ecosystems
  • improved stream health
  • protection against erosion.

What we want to do

We would like to develop a permanent alternative that will replace transitional rates grants to support natural heritage protection from the next financial year.

What we want your feedback on

We want to know what you think about grants schemes to support natural heritage protection – including who should be eligible, what form the support should take, and what the processes around awarding the grants should be.

Your feedback will help guide us in the development of the replacement grants scheme.

When you can have you say

You can have your say from 17 November 2021 to 17 of December 2021.

Have your say on what will replace the transitional rates grant scheme to support natural heritage protection.

About transitional rates grants

These grants are for Auckland landowners who have voluntary natural heritage protection covenants on their properties and were past recipients of legacy rates remissions schemes that were removed in 2018.

The transitional rates grants scheme gives a partial refund on the rates for these properties.

Legacy schemes

We established transitional rates grants in 2018 to continue to support people already using similar rates remission schemes from the legacy regional and district councils while we are developing a permanent replacement.

These transitional rates grants are an interim measure but will continue to be available until the end of the current rating year on 30 June 2022.

What covenants provide for

A natural heritage protection covenant is an agreement between us (or another authorised body) and landowners who have important natural heritage areas on their property.

These agreements bind current and future landowners.

They can provide:

  • habitats for native plants and animals
  • areas of protected native ecosystems
  • improved stream health
  • protection against erosion.

What we want to do

We would like to develop a permanent alternative that will replace transitional rates grants to support natural heritage protection from the next financial year.

What we want your feedback on

We want to know what you think about grants schemes to support natural heritage protection – including who should be eligible, what form the support should take, and what the processes around awarding the grants should be.

Your feedback will help guide us in the development of the replacement grants scheme.

When you can have you say

You can have your say from 17 November 2021 to 17 of December 2021.

Page last updated: 17 November 2021, 08:23