Fees and Charges

What we're proposing to change
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Fees and charges are our fees for using specific services - such as pool entry, building or resource consents, venue hire fees, transfer station fees, dog registration and more. Most services funded through fees and charges are also subsidised through general rates

We’re proposing some significant rates increases – but we’re also proposing some significant increases to various fees and charges. This is a conscious decision about ‘how we cut the pie’. Our costs have gone up significantly and we have to cover those costs – we can either recover it ALL through rates, or recover some of it through higher fees (i.e. more user pays). We think it’s fairest to split those increases across both where possible.

Our draft Fees and Charges are being consulted on alongside this Long Term Plan.

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Long Term Plan interactive tool

In this Long Term Plan Council has chosen to focus on affordability - which has meant some tough decisions on which projects to include, and where we should cut back. This website highlights some of the big changes compared to our last Long Term Plan. Keen for more detail? Check out our interactive tool for a more detailed view of what projects we're proposing to keep and what projects we are proposing to remove from the draft Long Term Plan.


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