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Rates Remission and Postponement Policy

Update: Rates Remission and Postponement Policy (701KB pdf)

We'd like to hear your thoughts on a proposed addition to the Rates Remission and Postponement Policy of a rates postponement to fund repairs to private stormwater and wastewater pipes.

We are looking to introduce an addition to our existing Rates Remission and Postponement Policy to provide financial assistance to ratepayers to fund repairs to private stormwater and wastewater pipes.


The purpose of this Policy is to provide financial assistance to fund repairs to private wastewater and stormwater pipes that may be causing leaks, overflows and cross-connections.

Repairing pipes will improve people’s health and safety and improve compliance with increasing levels of service relating to water quality from central and regional government agencies.

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The Proposal

Ratepayers are responsible for ensuring private stormwater and wastewater pipe related repairs are promptly addressed to minimise property damage, pollution and health and safety effects. All private pipes within a single property title, and serving only that property, shall be maintained by the ratepayers at their expense and effort.

The current Rates Remission and Postponement Policy does not enable Council to provide financial assistance to property owners to undertake private repairs to pipes.

The proposed changes will enable property owners who elect to receive financial assistance, by way of targeted rate, to have access to a rates postponement scheme to enable repayment over time. For further information please refer to the Statement of Proposal below.

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Key dates

When What
02/10/2020 Submissions open
01/11/2020 Submissions close
19/11/2020 Submitters present to Te Puna Kōrero
03/12/2020 Te Puna Kōrero deliberates, changes are agreed, and a recommendation made to the Council
16/12/2020 Council adopts the amended Rates Remission and Postponement Policy

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Write to us

You can find copies of this proposal at all Porirua City libraries, at our Customer Services Centre at 16 Cobham Court, Porirua 5022, and also on the public consultation page of our website.

You can have your say in a number of ways:

Give us a call

  • If you don’t have access to a computer, please call our contact centre on 04 237 5089 to request that a hardcopy be posted out to you

Submissions close on Sunday 1 November 2020.

The hearing will be held on Thursday 19 November 2020.

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Want to know more

If you have any questions, or would like a little more information, please email or call on 04 237 5089.

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All submissions are public information. This supports our drive to be as transparent as possible, but, if there are any personal details you don’t want made public, please let us know.