Council, 26 June 2015.

The objective of the policy is to assist owner-occupiers of property to continue living in their home when they do not have the financial capacity to pay their rates or where the payment of rates would create financial hardship.  

The Rates Postponement Policy is primarily, but not exclusively, designed for ratepayers over 65 years of age. Younger ratepayers may apply and will be considered on their merits. 

For full details please see the Rates Postponement Policy from the Long Term Plan 2015-25 [PDF, 2.2 MB]