Types of Rates
We use different types of rates to help fund our activities. There are five rates (general, transport, economic development, stadium and river management) that apply to the whole region. Other rates apply to specific areas within the region.
- Resource management
- Land management
- Biodiversity management
- Pest management
- Harbour management
- Visitor services
- Protecting the environment in regional parks
- Understanding flood risk
- Maintaining flood protection and control works and improving flood security
- Wellington Regional Strategy
- Emergency management
- Democratic services
- Relationship with MÄori
- Regional transport planning and programmes
- Regional initiatives
This rate funds our expenditure for the region's public transport services, transport infrastructure and transport planning activities.
This rate funds local community contributions to river maintenance and flood protection improvements.
This rate meets the annual cost of servicing and repaying the loan raised to fund our contribution to the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust.
Wellington Regional Strategy
This rate funds the region's economic development agency Grow Wellington Limited.
Warm Greater Wellington
This rate applies to ratepayers who use Greater Wellington's assistance to get insulation or clean heat installed at their home.
These rates are set on a uniform land area basis on properties where rateable land is 4 hectares or more and in areas where there are current vector control programmes.
These rates are set on a uniform land area basis on properties where rateable land is 4 hectares or more.
These rates are set on specific properties within some thirty river management, catchment and drainage schemes within the Wairarapa Constituency. These schemes fund the local community contributions to river maintenance, flood protection and land management activities within these areas.