On this page: drainage rates, Waihou-Piako Catchment targeted rate, Piako River targeted rate, Waihou Valley targeted rates, Waikato-Waipa catchment rates(Project Watershed), West coast rate, Peninsula Project rates, public transport targeted rate, natural heritage rate, biosecurity rate, civil defence and emergency management , permitted activity monitoring rate, stock truck effluent rate, regional services fund rate
The drainage rates provide land drainage in the specific areas we manage and service. These rates are set on a benefit classification basis using land area, and depend on where the land is situated and the level of protection received.
This rate funds part of the cost of the Hamilton city urban public transport service and planning to avoid and reduce congestion problems. The rate is set on differential basis using capital value on all properties within the Hamilton City Council boundary, with rating units which are within 800m of public transport contributing through a direct rate differential
Having an efficient public transportation system in Hamilton benefits everyone. Traffic congestion costs time and money, and contributes to our air pollution problems. The Waikato Regional Council uses the money it collects from rates to improve services in Hamilton and for planning to avoid the serious congestion problems that occur in other cities.
This is a single catchment rate for community good (indirect) benefits and community responsibility (contributor). It is applied on a differential basis to reflect the different levels of catchment benefits within the area. It is funded on a capital value basis to best reflect the value of the catchment benefits derived from the Piako River and Waihou Valley schemes.
This scheme provides flood protection, river management, land drainage and soil conservation in the Piako River valley. The scheme is funded by targeted rates (85 per cent) and the general rate (15 per cent).
The rate is set on benefit classification basis using land area and capital value. Land within the scheme is assigned to a layer - tidal flooding, river flooding, drainage, residential, industrial or commercial. Within each layer there are several classifications representing differential levels of benefit.
This scheme provides flood protection, river management, land drainage and soil conservation in the Waihou River valley. The scheme is funded by targeted rates (85 per cent) and the general rate (15 per cent).
The rate is set on a benefit classification basis using land value. Land within the scheme is given a 'classification' corresponding to the level of benefit it receives from the scheme. These classifications are A-E Rural, G Non-rateable, and U1-U4 Urban.
This scheme provides flood protection, river management, land drainage and soil conservation to the Waikato-Waipa River Catchment. The catchment includes the Waikato and Waipa rivers and the areas of land that drain into them.
The targeted rate is set on a benefit/contributor classification basis using capital value, land value, land area and direct benefit.
Each property is charged:
- a catchment differential based on capital value
- a contributor differential based on land value (except for hydro properties, which are based on capital value)
- a management zone differential based on capital value depending on which management zone the property falls into – Lower Waikato, Middle Waikato, Upper Waikato, Waipa or Lake Taupō.
- if within a direct benefit area, a differential based on area or capital value based on the level of benefit it receives.
This scheme provides integrated river and catchment work and services for the west coast.
Every property in the scheme is charged a catchment rate based on capital value to fund 50 per cent of expenditure, and 50 per cent on a per property basis.
This scheme provides flood protection, soil conservation and river management on the Coromandel Peninsula. The rates are set on a benefit/contributor classification using capital value, land area, uniform charge and direct benefit. Every property in the scheme is charged a catchment rate based on capital value to fund 50 per cent of the catchment funding, and 50 per cent funded on a per property basis. Land may be charged a direct benefit differential based on an area, capital value or uniform charge based on the level of benefit it receives.
This rate provides for protecting natural heritage areas within the region. The rate is set on a uniform basis and is applied to every rateable property within the region.
Primarily, the need for pest control has shifted away from protecting agricultural production, and toward a greater emphasis on pest control for the general 'public good' of environmental enhancement and improving biodiversity across the region.
The rate is set on capital value, on a differential basis using projected values and the location of the land within the Waikato region. The council believes this is an appropriate system because it reflects the region wide community benefits that pest control produces. Ultimately, what is most important in terms of equitable funding is why we manage pests, not where we manage them. For example, we have found alligator weed - a very serious pest plant - in urban gardens, in maize fields and in several lakes. Any outbreak of alligator weed is a major potential problem for the whole region and the response should be funded regionally.
This rate funds the region's civil defence and emergency management services. It is applied on a uniform basis to every rating unit in the region.
This rate provides financial assistance to identifed emergency services operating in the Waikato region on behalf of local councils to support surf life saving, Coastguards and rescue helicopter services.
This rate funds the monitoring of activities permitted under the Waikato Regional Plan, in order to assess compliance with the rules, and the effect of allowing the activities to be undertaken. The rate is applied on a uniform basis to every rating unit with an area of 2 heactares or greater in the region.
This rate funds the construction and mainenance of stock truck effluent stations across the region in accordance with the Stock Truck Effluent Strategy. It is applied on a capital value basis on rating units with an area of 2 hectares or greater.