The following policies also form part of the Long-term Plan 2021-2031. For more information on each of these, click the links below.
This policy provides clarity about how and when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions by Council. It informs Council from the beginning of a decision making process as to the extent, form and type of engagement required.
This Policy covers both the remission and postponement of rates under the Local Government Act 2002. To find out more or to apply for Rates Remission or Postponement, click here.
Māori freehold land is defined by the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 as “Land whose beneficial ownership has been determined by the Māori Land Court by Freehold Order”. The Council's policy with regards to Rates Remissions and Postponement also applies to Māori Freehold Land. Click here to find out more or to apply for Rates Remission or Postponement.
The Revenue and Financing Policy sets out the funding of operating and capital expenditure from rates, fees and charges, income from investments, grants and subsidies, proceeds from asset sales and other sources.
A council-controlled organisation (CCO) can be a company, partnership, trust, arrangement for the sharing of profits, union of interest, cooperation, joint venture or other similar arrangement in which one or more local authorities, directly or indirectly, controls the organisation.
This Policy establishes the framework and guidelines within which the Council manages its treasury risks.
The Local Government Act 2002 requires Council to adopt a policy on financial contributions.