Proposed changes to rating policies

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Changes to the Urban Rating Area and farm-lifestyle properties

Illustration of Auckland landmarks.

Business and residential properties located within the Urban Rating Area pay higher urban rates while properties located outside the Urban Rating Area pay lower rural rates.

Read more on the proposed changes on pages 41-42 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in sections 7.7 and 7.8 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Introducing the Electricity Network Resilience Targeted Rate

We are proposing to introduce a targeted rate of $10.5 million per year on Vector.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 42 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.9 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Reinstatement of the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR)

Illustration of a building used for accommodation with a three-star rating.


We are proposing three options for the reinstatement of the APTR.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 43 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.10 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Extending the duration of the City Centre Targeted Rate

We are proposing to extend the duration of the City Centre Targeted Rate from 2024/2025 until 2030/2031 to align with the 10-year Budget 2021-2031.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 44 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.11 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Rates decisions made last year

Illustration of a sewage drainage truck.

In the 2021/2022 year we plan to implement a number decisions we made last year.

We plan to:

  • set the Waitakere Rural Sewerage Targeted Rate at $290 per year
  • change the Clevedon Water and Wastewater Connection Targeted Rate from a financial assistance targeted rate to a rate paid over 15 years
  • reinstate interest on loan repayment targeted rates paused last year to allow us to update our compliance with consumer finance legislation, including:
  • Riverhaven Drive targeted rate
  • Retro-fit your home targeted rate
  • Kumeū Huapai Riverhead wastewater targeted rate
  • On-site wastewater systems (septic tank) upgrades targeted rate
  • Point Wells wastewater targeted rate
  • Jackson Crescent wastewater targeted rate.

You can read more on the proposed changes in Section 4.2 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Paremoremo Public Transport Targeted Rate

We are proposing to introduce a bus service between Paremoremo and Albany.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 45 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.15 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Introducing the Rodney Drainage Targeted Rate

We are proposing to introduce a community-council joint management model to manage the drainage assets in Te Arai and Ōkahukura.

Read more on the proposed changes on pages 45-46 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.13 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Potential changes to Business Improvement District Targeted Rates

We are proposing to extend the boundaries of three of the BID targeted rate areas.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 46 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.14 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

New fees and increases

We are proposing to introduce some new fees (or deposits) and raise some fees.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 47 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.12a of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Removing library late return fines

We are proposing to remove late return fines on library books and other items but will continue to charge lost book replacement fees and fees for rentals.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 47 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.12a of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

You should know

This is a highlight of the key topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. See page 41-46 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for complete information and financial details.

See question 5 to have your say on these proposals and other key topics.

For the proposed rates changes for your property, see Calculate your proposed rates for 2021/2022.

Changes to the Urban Rating Area and farm-lifestyle properties

Illustration of Auckland landmarks.

Business and residential properties located within the Urban Rating Area pay higher urban rates while properties located outside the Urban Rating Area pay lower rural rates.

Read more on the proposed changes on pages 41-42 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in sections 7.7 and 7.8 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Introducing the Electricity Network Resilience Targeted Rate

We are proposing to introduce a targeted rate of $10.5 million per year on Vector.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 42 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.9 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Reinstatement of the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate (APTR)

Illustration of a building used for accommodation with a three-star rating.


We are proposing three options for the reinstatement of the APTR.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 43 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.10 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Extending the duration of the City Centre Targeted Rate

We are proposing to extend the duration of the City Centre Targeted Rate from 2024/2025 until 2030/2031 to align with the 10-year Budget 2021-2031.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 44 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.11 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Rates decisions made last year

Illustration of a sewage drainage truck.

In the 2021/2022 year we plan to implement a number decisions we made last year.

We plan to:

  • set the Waitakere Rural Sewerage Targeted Rate at $290 per year
  • change the Clevedon Water and Wastewater Connection Targeted Rate from a financial assistance targeted rate to a rate paid over 15 years
  • reinstate interest on loan repayment targeted rates paused last year to allow us to update our compliance with consumer finance legislation, including:
  • Riverhaven Drive targeted rate
  • Retro-fit your home targeted rate
  • Kumeū Huapai Riverhead wastewater targeted rate
  • On-site wastewater systems (septic tank) upgrades targeted rate
  • Point Wells wastewater targeted rate
  • Jackson Crescent wastewater targeted rate.

You can read more on the proposed changes in Section 4.2 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Paremoremo Public Transport Targeted Rate

We are proposing to introduce a bus service between Paremoremo and Albany.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 45 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.15 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Introducing the Rodney Drainage Targeted Rate

We are proposing to introduce a community-council joint management model to manage the drainage assets in Te Arai and Ōkahukura.

Read more on the proposed changes on pages 45-46 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.13 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Potential changes to Business Improvement District Targeted Rates

We are proposing to extend the boundaries of three of the BID targeted rate areas.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 46 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.14 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

New fees and increases

We are proposing to introduce some new fees (or deposits) and raise some fees.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 47 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.12a of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

Removing library late return fines

We are proposing to remove late return fines on library books and other items but will continue to charge lost book replacement fees and fees for rentals.

Read more on the proposed changes on page 47 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document and in section 7.12a of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information.

You should know

This is a highlight of the key topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. See page 41-46 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for complete information and financial details.

See question 5 to have your say on these proposals and other key topics.

For the proposed rates changes for your property, see Calculate your proposed rates for 2021/2022.