The Waikato district’s general rate has risen 5.19% this year and ratepayers will see what that means in notices in the mail next week.
Individual rate increases will vary depending on ratepayers’ property type, value, location and the services that are available to them.
Rates notices will also include targeted rates that apply to the property, and a number of them have risen.
The largest increase is for the solid waste collection.
Ratepayers can use the Rating Information Database on the council website to see how much their rates will be for this financial year.
Ratepayers with low income may qualify for the Government’s rates rebate scheme. To check if you’re eligible for a rebate use the rates rebates calculator on the council website or speak to one of the council’s Customer Delivery Team on freephone 0800492452.
General rates pay for a range of services across the district, including, roads, reserves, parks, libraries and swimming pools.
Targeted rates pay for water assets like reservoirs and treatment plants along with community halls and the rubbish and recycling services. In Tamahere, it includes the Tamahere Park.