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Public invited to ARC open day this weekend

Public invited to ARC open day this weekend

An open day for people to get involved in the Auckland Regional Council’s transport rates review is being held in Orewa: 10am – 4pm, Saturday 29 November Orewa Community Hall, Orewa Square, Orewa

ARC staff will also be at the Ostend Market, Waiheke Island on Saturday morning to discuss the review with residents. The transport rates review involves considering the various ways that the transport portion of the ARC’s rates could be spread across the region.

Some of the questions and concepts that need to be considered include: Should public transport costs be spread regionally? Should urban ratepayers pay more of the transport rates? Should some property owners within urban areas be rated more than others?


Should properties be rated differently depending on how close they are to the railway line? Should we have a business differential, and charge businesses more? Should we charge a flat rate to every property for part of the transport rate?

“Comments and views from the wider community are an essential part of this review, and we would like as many people as possible to participate and provide feedback on how to spread transport rates across the region,” says ARC chairperson Gwen Bull.

All members of the public are invited to attend the open day, which will include information about the transport rates review, and ARC staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the review detail. Open days have held throughout the region during November.

Comments and feedback from the public will be collated, and provided to Councillors to help them during the decision-making process early next year.

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