Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Change to Kapiti Coast rating system proposed

15 December 2005

Change to Kapiti Coast rating system proposed

After considering more than 1650 submissions on the review of the rating system, the Finance & Audit Committee of the Kapiti Coast District Council today approved a move away from pure land value rating to a system combining aspects of land value and capital value.

Finance & Audit Committee chair Barry Mansell said the decision maintained land value rating for all existing land value rated activities but moved stormwater from a fixed charge to a rate based on capital value.

“Of the 1655 submissions, roughly two-thirds were in favour of the status quo but there was a desire for change to full capital value rating from the other third. They clearly represent the views of people who are disadvantaged by the current land value-only system.

“There is some support for reducing the level of fixed charges. Moving the stormwater from a fixed charge to one based on capital value achieves that to a small degree. That change will bring the level of fixed charges to below 30 per cent. “The change proposed to the basis of stormwater rating reflects the fairness and equity we aimed to achieve with the process.

“It will provide some rating relief to people on lower value properties who are currently paying the same rates for stormwater through fixed charges as those on high valued properties,” Mr Mansell said.

The approach that the Finance & Audit Committee approved today will now be included in the draft Long Term Council Community Plan for consultation early in 2006.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news