Horizons rates to increase

Horizons Regional Council adopts their 2021-31 Long-term Plan, 22 June 2021:

Horizons Regional Council today adopted its 2021-31 Long-term Plan.

The Long-term Plan (LTP) will guide the way Horizons manages the region’s land, air and water resources, and how they will help to make this part of New Zealand a great place to live, work and play. …

“Following submissions and deliberations, Council has identified which work programmes we will continue and which will require increased expenditure.

“This includes additional funding for Council’s priorities areas of freshwater, climate change and biodviersity, as well as public transport, environmental education and some changes to river management schemes. …

As a result of today’s resolutions, rates for Year 1 will be increasing by an average of 8.4 per cent across the region, an average of 8.2 per cent for Year 2, and an average of 6.5 per cent for Year 3.

“It is important to keep in mind that these rate increases are only an average and the rate impact will differ from district to district due to factors such as changes to property values, and specific rating inputs such as river schemes and urban passenger transport rates for certain areas,” says Cr Keedwell. …

Anyone wanting to check what their next rates invoice will look like can use the rates search tool available here.

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