What your property rates pay for
Ngā mea ka utua e ō reiti
Services your property rates pay for
Your rates help us provide the things that make Auckland a great place to live and work.
They help fund our day-to-day operations and the services that benefit us all.
- collecting rubbish
- improving public transport
- organising and facilitating events
- maintaining parks
- running our libraries and other community facilities.
We continue to invest more than ever in communities, delivering more facilities and infrastructure for you to enjoy.
During consultation on the
10-year budget 2015-2025, you told us to invest more in transport.
We are investing $523 million more in transport over three years.
This will be funded by:
- the Regional Fuel Tax scheme (charged at a rate of 10c per litre + GST)
- contributions from New Zealand Transport Agency
- our borrowing.
How much property rates contribute to our funding
Property rates provide approximately $1.64 billion (45 per cent) of our funding.
What your property rates pay for in your area
If you don't know your local board, see find your ward and local board.
- Supporting events such as Neighbours Day, Brazil Day, Music in Parks and Movies in Parks.
- Funding community centres at Epsom, Mt Albert, Sandringham and Pt Chevalier.
- Protecting rare lava forests and landscapes near Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek walkway, Withiel Thomas Reserve and Almorah Road.
- Upgrading Clarence Street.
- Completing cycle and footpaths around Lake Pupuke.
- Improving stormwater and park facilities at Sunnynook Park.
- Developing Waiuku Sports Park.
- Controlling coastal erosion.
- Supporting groups and individuals to control weeds and animal pests.
- Future-proofing the island's infrastructure.
- Enhancing the environment through biosecurity and biodiversity programmes, marine protection and stream water quality monitoring.
- Helping the economy become sustainable and prosperous.
- Supporting events such as Snow in the Park, Henderson Christmas Festival, Kite Day.
- Constructing the Westgate multi-purpose community centre and library.
- Supporting the development and intensification of Henderson town centre.
Hibiscus and Bays
- Developing and improving walking and cycling routes, including safe crossings.
- Supporting volunteers to deliver programmes on biodiversity, stream care and preventing pollution.
- Developing park facilities suitable for a range of family-friendly activities.
- Developing Half Moon Bay as a transport hub, in partnership with Auckland Transport.
- Extending the network of walkways and cycleways across Howick.
- Developing sports fields and installing artificial turf at key parks.
- Redeveloping Birkenhead skate park.
- Developing 136 Birkdale Road into a multi-purpose community space.
- Developing Marlborough Park into a high-quality youth destination.
- Upgrading Ōtāhuhu streets.
- Funding and partnering initiatives helping young people gain skills, training and jobs.
- Investing in arts brokering and seed funding to increase access and participation in the arts.
- Developing the park and recreation spaces surrounding Clendon.
- Developing and improving Manukau Harbour Coastal Path and cycleway.
- Improving access and safety at Te Mahia station.
- Working towards reducing the number of local young people not in education, employment or training.
- Promoting the area to businesses.
- Developing cycleways through local parks.
- Maintaining, enhancing and interpreting important heritage structures, features and sites.
- Supporting a range of community events.
- Restoring and enhancing our natural areas.
- Refurbishing Te Puke o Tara Community Centre in Ōtara.
- Establishing an ethnic diversity forum and a diversity festival at Hayman Park.
- Developing Ngati Otara Park multisport facility and marae.
- Upgrading Mt Roskill shopping centre on Dominion Road (once transport planning is finalised).
- Supporting existing and emerging social enterprises such as the Bike Kitchen in Mt Roskill.
- Funding environmental volunteer initiatives such as pest-free areas, streamside restoration and community planting.
- Developing and improving sports parks and fields, hard courts and key open spaces.
- Supporting water quality improvements in harbours and waterways.
- Completing the Albany Community Hub.
- Developing the sportsfield at Hobsonville Point.
- Making waterways cleaner and healthier.
- Supporting work to improve the health of Little Oneroa Stream.
- Supporting Piritahi Marae to develop as a local community centre and community agency.
- Establishing an environmental hub to provide marine conservation and education.
- Revitalising Glen Eden town centre.
- Supporting long-term control of pest plants and animals.
- Supporting events to celebrate our heritage.
- Delivering environmental projects such as the Waipapa Stream restoration and ecological project.
- Delivering grants to support local community services and events.
- Building a new community facility in Avondale.
- Improving housing quality through schemes such as Healthy Rentals and home energy advice.
- Enabling local community arts activities through our arts broker.