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, which sets its own rates. 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%