Find out how your rates bill changed in 2016/17.

In 2016/17 the Council will collect $423.9 million in rates (excluding GST).

  • $414.7m from existing ratepayers
  • $4.1m from new subdivisions and construction
  • $2.8m in excess water charges
  • $2.2m in late penalty payments

This year rates rose on average 4.9 per cent for existing ratepayers. This means the average residential property is paying $44 per week (including GST).
However, the actual increase in rates for individual properties varies depending on factors such as:

  • a property’s rating value
  • whether it is classed as residential, business, or remote rural.

We also collect rates on behalf of Environment Canterbury (external link) , which sets its own rates (external link) . They are not included in the above figures, but will appear on your rates invoice.

Standard

Capital Value $ 2015/16 Actual Rates (incl. GST) $ 2016/17 Actual Rates (incl. GST) $ % change
200,000 1,144 1,191 4.13%
300,000 1,577 1,647 4.45%
350,000 1,793 1,875 4.55%
380,000 (median in 2013) 1,923 2,011 4.60%
400,000 2,010 2,103 4.63%
441,655 (average in 2013) 2,190 2,292 4.69%
450,000 2,226 2,330 4.70%
500,000 2,442 2,558 4.75%
550,000 2,659 2,786 4.79%
600,000 2,875 3,014 4.83%
650,000 3,091 3,242 4.86%
700,000 3,308 3,469 4.89%
800,000 3,740 3,925 4.94%
900,000 4,173 4,381 4.97%
1,000,000 4,606 4,836 5.00%

Business

Capital Value $ 2015/16 Actual Rates (incl. GST) $ 2016/17 Actual Rates (incl. GST) $ % change
200,000 1,538 1,612 4.80%
300,000 2,167 2,277 5.08%
400,000 2,797 2,973 5.23%
500,000 3,426 3,609 5.32%
600,000 4,056 4,275 5.39%
700,000 4,686 4,940 5.44%
800,000 5,315 5,606 5.47%
900,000 5,945 6,272 5.50%
1,000,000 6,574 6,938 5.53%
1,293,000 (average in 2013) 8,419 8,888 5.57%
2,000,000 12,870 13,595 5.63%
5,000,000 31,757 33,568 5.70%

Remote rural

(not water, sewerage, or drainage rates, but includes part waste minimisation rate)

Capital Value $ 2015/16 Actual Rates (incl. GST) $ 2016/17 Actual Rates (incl. GST) $ % change
200,000 691 722 4.53%
300,000 914 961 5.07%
400,000 1,138 1,199 5.40%
500,000 1,362 1,438 5.62%
600,000 1,585 1,677 5.78%
700,000 1,809 1,916 5.90%
900,000 2,256 2,393 6.07%
1,000,000 2,480 2,632 6.13%
1,041,000 (average in 2013) 2,572 2,730 6.15%
2,000,000 4,717 5,020 6.42%
3,000,000 6,954 7,408 6.53%