Find out how your rates bill has changed in 2017/18.

In 2018/2019 the Council will collect $490.1 million in rates (excluding GST).

  • $483.6m from existing ratepayers
  • $3.4m in excess water charges
  • $3.1m in late penalty payments

This year rates rose on average 5.72 per cent for existing ratepayers. This means the average homeowner is paying $51 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 these figures, but will appear on your rates invoice.

Standard

Capital value $ 2018/2019 actual rates (incl. GST) $
200,000 1,231
400,000 2,171
500,000 2,641
500,229 (average home) 2,642
600,000 3,112
700,000 3,582
800,000 4,052
900,000 4,522
1,000,000 4,992
2,000,000 9,695

Business

Capital value $ 2018/2019 actual rates (incl. GST) $
200,000 1,636
400,000 2,982
600,000 4,327
700,000 5,000
800,000 5,673
900,000 6,346
1,000,000 7,018
1,647,520 (average business) 11,375
2,000,000 13,746
5,000,000 33,930

Remote rural

(assumes no water, sewerage, or drainage rates, but includes part waste minimisation rate)

Capital value $ 2018/2019 actual rates (incl. GST) $
200,000 777
400,000 1,300
600,000 1,823
700,000 2,084
800,000 2,346
900,000 2,607
952,237 (average farm) 2,744
1,000,000 2,869
2,000,000 5,483
3,000,000 8,098