The effects of COVID-19 have resulted in significant financial and social strain for many in our community. In light of this, Council is proposing to provide rating relief to residential / lifestyle property owners where, due to COVID-19, the full payment of rates would otherwise cause extreme financial hardship.
Please provide your feedback on this policy via submission.
Submissions close midnight, Tuesday 14 July 2020.
Central Hawke's Bay District Council acknowledges the severe impact the twin-blows of COVID-19 and the Drought have had on the community. Through the Economic Recovery Plan adopted in April, Council has introduced multiple policies to support people financially.
Rates Postponement Natural Calamities Policy: To provide rating relief to commercial property owners who need additional time to pay their rates due to financial hardship caused by a declared event. You can read the policy here.
Rates Postponement for Financial Hardship Policy: To provide rating relief to property owners who need additional time to pay their rates due to their financial circumstances. You can read the full policy here.
Remission of Rates Policy: We are currently consulting on this policy. Details can be found below.
Purpose of this policy
To provide rating relief to residential / lifestyle property owners where, due to COVID-19, the full payment of rates would otherwise cause extreme financial hardship.
a. Evidence of loss of employment; or
b. Evidence of salary/wage reduction for a period; or
c. Evidence of a qualification for a mortgage “holiday” from the bank being granted; or
d. Evidence of a new/changed WINZ entitlement
Please note submissions are due no later than midnight, Tuesday 14 July 2020.
You can make a submission online using the form below.
Or, if you'd prefer to make a written submission please click to download the printable form, or pick up a copy from the Council office, Waipawa Library, or Waipukurau Pop-up Service Centre.
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