Auckland ratepayers face 4.2pct increase

  • 14/07/2015
Auckland ratepayers face 4.2pct increase

Auckland ratepayers will find out tomorrow whether their rates will go up with a bump.

Homeowners face an average 4.2 percent increase in general rates, plus a transport levy and the end of a deal capping rates rises.

But Auckland Council manager Matthew Walker says there will be a disparity in the way rates will look after recent revaluations.

"Of about 400,000 residential properties, around 90 percent of those will either be experiencing a decline in their rates or an increase in rates of less than $500."

However, of the remaining 10 percent, around 10,000 properties will have to pay an extra $1000, and 30,000 will have to pay between $500 and $1000.