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Rates remission (reduction) for sporting, community and other organisations in the district of the former North Shore City Council

Takiwā o te Kaunihera ā-Tāone Nui o Te Raki Paewhenua

What this policy aims to achieve

The policy aims to:

  • encourage the non-commercial (non-business) community to provide ongoing services that meet the needs of North Shore residents
  • encourage and support non-commercial (non-business) recreational opportunities for North Shore residents
  • help the organisation's survival
  • make membership of the organisation more accessible to the general public, particularly disadvantaged groups such as children, youth, young families, elderly and economically disadvantaged people.

Eligibility and criteria

The policy applies to:

  • land owned by the us or owned and occupied by a charitable organisation, which is used exclusively or primarily for sporting, recreation, or community purposes.

The policy does not apply to:

  • Organisations that operate for private profit or charge commercial tuition fees.
  • Groups or organisations whose primary purpose is to address the needs of adult members (over 18 years) for entertainment or social interaction, or who engage in recreational, sporting or community services as a secondary purpose only.

Conditions

  • This remission will apply to organisations approved by us as meeting the relevant criteria.
  • We will determine the extent of any remission to any qualifying organisation. No rates remission will be granted for waste management services.

How to apply for this remission

Apply in writing.

Call us on 09 301 0101 to discuss your eligibility or write to us to request a remission of property rates under this policy.

What you need to provide

Provide a detailed explanation of how the property meets the eligibility and criteria under this policy, and include the following documents in support of your application:

  • statement of objectives
  • full financial accounts
  • information on activities and programmes
  • details of membership of clients

Post all information to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street
Auckland 1142

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