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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.

Calculations for the 2020/21 financial year.

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

General rate

Calculated on land value on a differential basis.

Rates (cents per dollar of land value) for 2020/21 are:

Differential group name Differential Cents per dollar LV
Differential Rating Area One Urban
Residential 1.0 0.401985
Residential Clive 0.81 0.325608
Residential non-urban (including townships and small settlements) 0.76 0.305508
Horticulture/farming 0.68 0.273350
Central business district commercial 3.0 1.205954
Other commercial 2.75 1.105458
Commercial non-urban - peripheral 2.35 0.944664
Differential Rating Area Two
Residential 0.85 0.188743
Lifestyle/horticulture/farming 1 0.222051
Commercial 1.65 0.366384

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 rate of $200 applies to each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit. The activities paid for from the charge are: Leadership Rate Collection, Civil Defence (50%), Economic and Social Development (65%), Waimarama Seawall (10%) and Wastewater Treatment (20%).

Targeted rates

Community services and resource management rate

This rate is set as a fixed amount per separately used or inhabited part of each rating unit to fund 35 per cent of Council's community facilities and planning and regulatory functions. It is set on a differential basis, based on the location of a property within the district.

Differential group name $
Residential 458
Central business district commercial 458
Other commercial 458
Residential Clive 343
Residential non-urban (including townships and small settlements) 343
Horticulture/farming 343
Commercial non-urban - peripheral 343
Differential Rate Area Two $
Residential 290
Lifestyle/horticulture/farming 290
Commercial 290

Water and wastewater rates

 Sewage disposal (excluding Waipatiki)

A targeted rate for sewage disposal is based on the number of toilets and urinals at a property in an area where the Council wastewater service is available. There are two levels of rate; the first for connected service, the second for properties at which the service is available but the property is not connected.

The rates for the 2020/21 year are:

  1. Connected  $230 (For the first toilet or urinal)
  2. Serviceable  $115 per rating unit

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 Charge per Water Closet and Urinal after the first
School/Churches $29.90
Chartered clubs/rest homes/prisons/commercial accommodation providers/hospitals/child care centres $92.00
HB Racing Centre/A&P Showgrounds/RSP $57.50
All other non-residential $184.00

Sewage disposal Waipatiki

A targeted rate is charged for sewage disposal using the Waipatiki Sewage Scheme on the same basis as above.

The rates for the 2020/21 year are:

  1. Connected $453 (for the first toilet or urinal)
  2. Serviceable $226.50 per rating unit

Wastewater treatment

The targeted rate is levied to cover 80 per cent of the cost of wastewater treatment, based on the number of toilets and urinals within a property and on the connection to (connected) or availability of (where the service is available but not connected) the Council service.

The rates for the 2020/21 year are:

  • Connected $75 (for the first water closet or urinal)
  • Serviceable $37.50 per rating unit

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 Charge per Water Closet and Urinal after the first
Schools/Churches $9.75
Chartered clubs/rest homes/prisons/commercial accommodation providers/hospitals/child care centres $30.00
HB Racing Centre/A&P Showgrounds/RSP $18.75
All other non-residential $60.00

Water supply

A targeted rate for water supply is based on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in an area where the Council service is available. There are two levels of rate; the first for connected service, the second for properties at which the service is available but the property is not connected.

The rates for the 2020/21 year are:

Water supply area Connected ($) Serviceable
Water: Rate 470.00 235.00

Water by meter: Properties that are metered are charged based on the volume of water supplied. The rate for the 2020/21 year is $0.81 cents per cubic metre

Capital cost of supply extensions

Targeted annual rates are set to recover the capital cost of water supply and sewerage infrastructure extensions on properties connected to services provided or made available in specific areas as follows:

Water supply

  • Whirinaki (25 year)      $270

Sewage disposal

  • Waipatiki (10 year)    $1312

Private swimming pool rate

Properties with a swimming pool are charged $64 a year. The fund is used to pay for safety inspections.

Rubbish and recycling rates

Recycling

A targeted rate of $70 is charged to each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in areas where the service is available. For maps showing where this service is available see the ‘related documents’ section at the top of the page.

Rubbish collection (excluding Waimarama)

A targeted rate is set on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in areas where the service is available and practical to service. A weekly service is available in residential areas and a twice-weekly service in commercial areas within the Hastings and Havelock North central business zones. For maps showing where these services are available see the ‘related documents’ section at the top of the page.

The rate for 2020/21 is:

Differential Category Factor $ per Separately Used or Inhabited Part of a Rating Unit
Residential 1 $129
Commercial CBD 2 $258

Rubbish collection Waimarama

A targeted rate of $80 is set on each separately used or inhabited part of a rating unit in the areas of Waimarama where this service is available.

Waimarama sea wall rate

A targeted rate is set to recover the costs associated with the renewal and maintenance for the rock wall, (northern and southern extension).  

The rate is set on a three-tier differential basis. Those beachfront properties (Zone 1) shall pay 67% of the cost to be funded, whilst Zone 2 shall pay 23% of the costs and Zone 3 10% of the cost based on the extent of the service. For property locations see the Waimarama sea wall map in the ‘related documents’ section at the top of this page.

The annual rates are:

  • Zone 1: $394.00
  • Zone 2: $277.00
  • Zone 3: $102.00

Havelock North car parking rate

This annual rate is set differentially as a fixed amount on every separately used or inhabited rating unit in the Havelock North urban area. It is used to pay for car parking in the Havelock North central business area. The rates for 2020/21 area:

  • Residential $23 per rating unit
  • Central commercial/other commercial $69
  • All others $23

 To see the areas included in the rate see the Havelock North Parking Rate map in the ‘related documents’ section at the top of this page.

Business promotion rates

Havelock North promotion

This rate is charged to all commercially rated properties in the Havelock North central business area. The funds are used to market and promote the business area. The rate for the 2020/21 year, calculated on the land value of each of the affected properties, is 0.110909 cents per dollar of land value.

For the areas included in the rate see the Havelock North Promotion Rate map in the ‘related documents’ section at the top of this page.

Hastings City Marketing Rate

This rate is charged to all commercially rated properties within a defined Hastings City Marketing area. The funds are used to pay for a marketing programme aimed at revitalising the Hastings central business area. The rate for the 2020/21 year, calculated on the land value of each of the affected properties, is 0.235554 cents per dollar of land value.

For the areas included in the rate see the Hastings City Marketing Rate map in the ‘related documents’ section at the top of this page.

Central Business District targeted rates

This rate is charged to all commercially rated properties in each respective Hastings and Havelock North central business area, based on the land value of each property. The funds are used for major business centre upgrades in each location.

The rate for the Hastings central business district for 2020/21 is 0.140007 cents per dollar of land value.

The rate for the Havelock North central business district for 2020/21 is 0.055296 cents per dollar of land value.

For the areas included in the rate see the Hastings CBD map and the Havelock North CBD map in the ‘related documents’ section at the top of this page.

Safety and security

This rate is charged to all commercially rated properties in each respective Hastings and Havelock North central business area, based on the land value of each property. The funds are used to pay for security patrols in the central business areas of Hastings and Havelock North.

The rate in Hastings for 2020/21 is 0.099904 cents per dollar of land value.

The rate in Havelock North for 2020/21 is 0.053613 cents per dollar of land value.

For the areas included in the rate see the Hastings security patrol map and the Havelock North security map in the ‘related documents’ section at the top of this page.

Rates resolution

All of the above rating information, including due dates and penalty dates, are contained within Council’s Rates Resolution which was formally adopted on 14 July 2020.

Contact

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

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