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Types of rate charges

As well as the general rate charged against all properties, Hastings' rating system includes a number of targeted rates charged to those properties that are able to receive the benefit of the particular service. This page lists all of the rates charged.

Hastings District Council has adopted its 2021-31 Long Term Plan.  This has identified the Council’s budget requirement, and set out the rating policy and funding impact statement.  The Council hereby sets the rates described below to collect its identified revenue needs for 2021/22 commencing 01 July 2021.  All rates are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax.

Calculations for the 2021/22 financial year.

For further information visit the How Rates Are Calculated page of our website.

General rate

A general rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 13 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on the land value of all rateable land within the district on a differential basis as set out below: 

Differential group name Differential Cents per dollar LV
Differential Rating Area One Urban
Residential 1.0 0.447366
Residential Clive 0.81 0.362366
Residential non-urban (including townships and small settlements) 0.76 0.339998
Horticulture/farming 0.68 0.304209
Central business district commercial 3.0 1.342097
Other commercial 2.75 1.230256
Commercial non-urban - peripheral 2.35 1.051309
Differential Rating Area Two
Residential 0.85 0.200472
Lifestyle/horticulture/farming 1 0.235849
Commercial 1.65 0.389151

For the areas covered in the two rating zones see the Differential Rating map in the related documents section at the top of this page

Uniform annual general charge

A uniform annual general charge set and assessed in accordance with Section 15 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, of $210 on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit within the district. 

Targeted rates

All differential categories of targeted rates areas are as defined in the Funding Impact Statement for 2021/22. For the purposes of the Havelock North Promotion, Hastings City Marketing, Hastings CBD Targeted Rate, Havelock North CBD Targeted Rate, and Security Patrols (Hastings and Havelock North), a commercial rating unit is one that fits the description as set out under DRA1 CBD Commercial and DRA1 Other Commercial in Part B of the Funding Impact Statement for 2021/22.

Community services and resource management rate

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on a differential basis, on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit as follows:

Differential group name Factor $ per SUIP
Differential Rating Area One    
Residential 1 $501
Central business district commercial 1 $501
Other commercial 1 $501
Residential Clive 0.75 $376
Residential non-urban (including townships and small settlements) 0.75 $376
Horticulture/farming 0.75 $376
Commercial non-urban - peripheral 0.75 $376
Differential Rate Area Two  Factor $ per SUIP
Residential 1 $316
Lifestyle/horticulture/farming 1 $316
Commercial 1 $316

Havelock North Promotion

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on the land value of any commercial rating unit located within Havelock North as defined on Council Map “Havelock North Promotion Rate”, of 0.107203 cents per dollar of land value.

Swimming Pool Safety

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, as a fixed amount on every rating unit where a swimming pool (within the meaning of the Fencing of Swimming Pools Act 1987) is located, of $67 per rating unit.

Havelock North Parking

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on a differential basis, on each separately used or inhabited rating unit located within Havelock North as defined on Council Map “Havelock North Parking”, as follows:

Differential Category Factor $ per SUIP
Residential 1 $30
CBD Commercial/Other Comm 3 $90
All others 1 $30

Hastings City Marketing

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on the land value of any commercial rating units located within Hastings as defined on Council Map “Hastings City Marketing Rate”, of 0.239739 cents per dollar of land value.

Hastings CBD Targeted Rate

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on the land value of any commercial rating unit located within Hastings as defined on the Council Map “Hastings CBD”, of 0.185739 cents per dollar of land value.

Havelock North CBD Targeted Rate

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on the land value of any commercial rating unit located within Havelock North as defined on Council Map “Havelock North CBD”, of 0.075992 cents per dollar of land value. 

Security Patrols

Targeted rates set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on the land value of any commercial rating unit located within each respective Council Map defined “Hastings Security Patrol Area” and “Havelock North Security Patrol Area”, as follows:

Hastings Security Patrol Area - 0.106687 cents per dollar of land value.

Havelock North Security Patrol Area - 0.058743 cents per dollar of land value.

Sewage Disposal

A differential targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, based on the provision or availability to the land of the service. The rate is set as an amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit.

A differential targeted rate for all non-residential rating units classified as “connected”, based on the use to which the land is put. The rate is an amount for each water closet or urinal after the first.

The rates apply to connected or serviceable rating units in all areas excluding those in the Waipātiki scheme area.

The rates for the 2021/22 year are:

Category Factor $ per SUIP
(1) Connected 1 $235
(2) Serviceable 0.5 $117.50

Where connected, in the case of non-residential use, the differential charge for each water closet or urinal after the first is as follows:

Differential Category Factor Charge Per Water Closeran Urinal After the First
Schools/Churches 0.13 $30.55
Chartered Clubs/Rest Homes/Prisons/Commercial Accommodation providers/Hospitals/Child Care Centres 0.40 $94
HB Racing Centre/A&P Showgrounds/Regional Sports Park 0.25 $58.75
All other Non-Residential 0.80 $188

Waipātiki Sewage Disposal

A differential targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, based on the provision or availability to the land of the service. The rate is set as an amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit.

This rate applies only to connected or serviceable rating units in the Waipātiki scheme area.

The rates for the 2021/22 year are:

Category Factor $ per SUIP
(1) Connected 1 $465
(2) Servicable 0.5 $232.50

Where connected, in the case of non-residential use, the differential charge is set for each water closet or urinal after the first as follows:

Differential Category Factor Charge Per Water Closeran Urinal After the First
Schools/Churches 0.13 $60.45
Chartered Clubs/Rest Homes/Prisons/Commercial Accommodation providers/Hospitals/Child Care Centres 0.40 $186
HB Racing Centre/A&P Showgrounds/Regional Sports Park 0.25 $116.25
All other Non-Residential 0.80 $372

Waterwater Treatment

A differential targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, based on the provision or availability to the land of the service. The rate is set as an amount per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit.

A differential targeted rate for non-residential rating units classified as “connected”, based on the use to which the land is put. The rate is an amount for each water closet or urinal after the first.

The rates apply to connected or serviceable rating units in all areas excluding those in the Waipātiki scheme area.

The rates for the 2021/22 year are:

Category Factor $ per SUIP
(1) Connected 1 $75
(2) Servicable 0.5 $37.50

Where connected, in the case of non-residential use, the differential charge is set for each water closet or urinal after the first as follows:

Differential Category Factor Charge Per Water Closeran Urinal After the First
Schools/Churches 0.13 $9.75
Chartered Clubs/Rest Homes/Prisons/Commercial Accommodation providers/Hospitals/Child Care Centres 0.40 $30
HB Racing Centre/A&P Showgrounds/Regional Sports Park 0.25 $18.75
All other Non-Residential 0.80 $60

Water Supply

Targeted rates set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit and based on the provision or availability to the land of the service, on a differential basis as follows.

The rates for the 2021/22 year are:

Water Supply Area Connected
(Factor 1 Per SUIP
Serviceable
(Factor 0.5 Per SUIP)
Water Rate $480 $240

Water By Meter

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 19 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on the volume of water supplied as extraordinary water supply, as defined in Hastings District Council Water Services Policy Manual (this includes but is not limited to residential properties over 1,500m2 containing a single dwelling, lifestyle lots, trade premises, industrial and horticultural properties) of $0.83 per cubic metre of water supplied over and above the typical household consumption as defined in the Hastings District Council Water Services Policy Manual.

Recycling

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit and based on the provision or availability to the land of the service provided in the serviced area.

Rating units which Council officers determine are unable to practically receive the Council service and have an approved alternative service will not be charged the rate.

The rate for 2021/22 is $70 per separately used or inhabited part of the rating unit.

Refuse

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit, differentiated based on the use to which the land is put.

Rating units which Council officers determine are unable to practically receive the Council service and have an approved alternative service will not be charged the rate.

Residential rating units currently receive a weekly collection.  Commercial rating units located within Hastings as defined on Council Map “Hastings CBD Refuse”, and located within Havelock North as defined on Council Map “Havelock North CBD Refuse” currently receive a twice weekly collection. Pending further consultation with CBD commercial ratepayers, the nature of the service provided may change to a weekly (240l) collection. A factor of two would remain as those commercial rating units would still receive twice the level of service of a residential rating unit

The rates for the 2021/22 year are:

Differential Category Factor $ Per SUIP
Residential 1 $130
Commercial CBD 2 $260

Waimārama Refuse

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit located within Waimārama as defined on Council Map “Waimārama Refuse Collection”, and based on the provision or availability to the land of the service provided, of $90 per separately used or inhabited part of the rating unit.

Capital Cost of Supply Extensions

Targeted rates set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit, and based on the provision or availability to the land of the service provided, to fund the capital cost of the extension to the water supply and sewerage networks in each of the following locations, as follows:

Whirinaki Water Supply:
$270 per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (over 4 instalments) for those rating units where the ratepayer elected for a 25 year targeted rate option and elected not to pay a lump sum option at the time of scheme inception.

Waipātiki Sewage Disposal:
$1,312 per separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit (over 4 instalments) for those rating units where the ratepayer elected for a 10 year targeted rate option and elected not to pay a lump sum option at the time of scheme inception.

Waimārama Sea Wall

A targeted rate set and assessed in accordance with Section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 on a differential basis, on each separately used orinhabited part of a rating unit within each individual zone defined on Council Map “Waimārama Sea Wall Zone” of the following amounts per separately used or inhabited part of the rating unit: 

Zone 1 shall pay 67% of the cost to be funded, whilst Zone 2 shall pay 23% of the cost and Zone 3 10% of the cost, based on the extent of the provision of service.

Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3
$394 $277 $102

Due Dates and Penalty Dates

Due Dates for Payment and Penalty Dates (for Rates other than Water by Meter Rates):

The Council sets the following due dates for payment of rates (other than Water by Meter) and authorises the addition of penalties to rates not paid on or by the due date, as follows:
 
Rates will be assessed by quarterly instalments over the whole of the district on the due dates below:

Instalment Due Date Penalty Date
1 20 August 2021 25 August 2021
2 19 November 2021 24 November 2021
3 25 February 2022 2 March 2022
4 20 May 2022 25 May 2022

A penalty of 10% will be added to any portion of rates (except for Water by Meter) assessed in the current year which remains unpaid after the relevant instalment due date, on the respective penalty date above.

Arrears Penalties on Unpaid Rates from Previous Years

Any portion of rates assessed in previous years (including previously applied penalties) which remains unpaid on 19 July 2021 will have a further 10% added. The penalty will be added on 20 July 2021.

A further additional penalty of 10% will be added to any portion of rates assessed in previous years which remains unpaid on 19 January 2022. The penalty will be added on 20 January 2022.

Due Dates for Payment and Penalty Dates (for Water by Meter Rates):

For those properties that have a metered water supply, invoices will be issued either three-monthly or six-monthly.

Three Monthly Invoicing:

Instalment Invoicing Due Date Penalty Date
1 20 October 2021 26 October 2021
2 20 January 2022 24 January 2022
3 20 April 2022 22 April 2022
4 20 July 2022 22 July 2022

Six Monthly Invoicing:

Instalment Invoicing Due Date Penalty Date
1 20 January 2022 24 January 2022
2 20 July 2022 22 July 2022

A penalty of 10% will be added to any portion of water supplied by meter, assessed in the current year, which remains unpaid after the relevant instalment due date, on the respective penalty date above.

Arrears Penalties on Unpaid Water by Meter Rates from Previous Years

Any portion of Water by Meter rates assessed in previous years (including previously applied penalties) which remains unpaid on 20 July 2021 may have a further 10% added. The penalty will be added on 22 July 2021.

A further additional penalty of 10% may be added to any portion of rates assessed in previous years which remains unpaid on 25 January 2022. The penalty will be added on 26 January 2022.

Rates resolution

All of the above rating information, including due dates and penalty dates, are contained within Council’s Rates Resolution.

Contact

For more information please contact the rates department by phone (871 5000) or by email (rates@hdc.govt.nz).

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