Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, as protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more
As part of preparing the next Long-term Plan or Annual Plan, we ask for your views about the spending we’re planning and the amount we may need to charge ratepayers. The rates payable in the coming year are decided at the end of this process.
All property owners pay rates, including government departments and Housing New Zealand. You can read about each year’s spending outcomes in our Long-term Plan.
Our independent contractor Quotable Value carries out property valuations for Porirua City every three years. It works out the value of your property by looking at the selling price of similar properties in the area. The last revaluation was on 1 September 2019.
If you think of rates as a pie, the size of the pie doesn’t get bigger because of the new valuations. However, a ratepayer’s slice of the pie might get bigger or smaller depending on how their property value has changed in relation to the average change of valuations in the city. The total amount of rates collected stays the same.
|Group||Average % increase||Average $ increase||Average $ change per week in rates|
(less than 50Ha)
(50Ha or greater)
|Average Capital Value||2020/21 rates||2021/22 projected rates||Average Increase|
|Rural Less Than 50 Ha||1,195,000||$3,375||$3,891||15.26%|
|Rural 50 Ha & Greater||2,493,000||$6,174||$6,751||9.35%|