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Rates remission (reduction) for sporting, community and other organisations in the district of the former Rodney District Council

Takiwā o te Kaunihera ā-Takiwā o Rodney

​The policy aims to support those sport, recreation and welfare organisations in the district, which directly benefit the residents.

Eligibility and criteria

  1. We can provide property rates relief to organisations which, by their existence in the district, will directly benefit it’s residents.

  2. The policy does not apply to categories of land that are non-rateable or 50 per cent non-rateable.

  3. Subject to (1) above, all public halls and libraries receive 100 per cent remission of all rates, with the exception of water and wastewater charges.

  4. Sporting clubs and other similar organisations that would be 50 per cent non-rateable, except that a liquor licence is in force in respect of the land, receive 50 per cent remission of all rates, with the exception of water and wastewater charges.

  5. Subject to (1) above, organisations whose primary goal is to promote education or health, while receiving no profit, be granted a 100 per cent remission of all rates, with the exception of water and wastewater charges.

  6. Subject to (1) above, reserves used for recreation that do not receive income, receive 100 per cent remission of all rates, - with the exception of water and wastewater charges.

  7. Organisations leasing our land run by volunteers solely for the benefit of the community, the members of which receive no profit, we are prepared to consider those applications as eligible for further rate relief.

  8. Other organisations: All other remissions are limited to 50 per cent of all rates.

  9. Subject to (1) above, we may consider remissions outside this sub-scheme if the circumstances warrant it. In particular those organisations already receiving relief outside the general conditions of the policy (e.g. receiving remissions of water and wastewater uniform rates) shall continue to do so until this remission is reviewed.

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 send your application to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street
Auckland 1142

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