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Rates remission (reduction) for land in the former Papakura District Council protected for natural conservation

Whenua i rāhuitia e te Kaunihera ā-Takiwā o Papakura o mua, hei wāhi taketake, papa atawhai rānei

The policy encourages owners to take steps to protect areas of land for natural conservation purposes for the benefit of future generations.

Eligibility and criteria

We may remit (reduce) rates where an application meets the following criteria:

  1. One of the following must be in place to provide for ongoing protection of land, such as:
    1. an open space covenant under the Queen Elizabeth the Second National Trust Act 1977
    2. a conservation covenant or protected private land agreement under the Reserves Act 1977
    3. any other covenant or agreement which in our opinion provides ongoing protection for the land.
  2. You must provide copies of protection documentation along with confirmation and a description of how you are meeting the protection conditions.
  3. Qualifying land does not include any area put to active use, including but not limited to, residential accommodation, commercial activities, grazing or other farming activity.
  4. Separate rating valuations will be set for the protected area and the balance of the property.
  5. We will grant remission of 100 per cent of rates, excluding uniform charges, only for the protected area.
  6. You must apply for the remission annually.

How to apply for this remission

Call us on 09 301 0101 if you have any questions, or write to us to request a remission of property rates under this policy.

Post your request to:

Auckland Council
Private Bag 92300
Victoria Street
Auckland 1142

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