Council income

The Chatham Islands Council’s income comes from rates, Council dues and Government assistance.

Rates

The cost of rate requirement is determined by the Long Term Plan as part of the budgeting process and is assessed by property. Your rates are assessed every three years.

Rating table for 2017/18

The table below provides examples of the financial impact of rates on ratepayers in 2017/18 compared with 2016/17. It is expected these targeted and general rate funding sources will continue over the 10-year period of the Long-Term Plan.

Rates comparison for representative properties

Rates by instalments

General rates District Capital Value of property ($) 2016/17 rates ($) Proposed 2017/18 rates ($) Movement ($)
Infrastructure 1,366,000 3,890.84 3,933.65 42.81
Industrial 110,000 742.00 750.16 8.16
Commercial 200,000 897.39 907.26 9.87
Rural and Residential 218,000 459.44 464.49 5.05

 

Targeted rates 2016/17 rates  ($) Proposed 2017/18 rates ($) Movement ($)
Water supply 735.92 744.02 8.10
Sewerage 764.96 773.37 8.41
Solid waste 177.23 179.18 1.95
Roading 138.04 139.56 1.52

 Rates calendar

Instalment No. Period From Period To Invoice Date Invoice Due 10 % Penalty Applied to Instalment 10 % Penalty Applied to Annual Arrears
1 01 Jul 31 Oct 01 Sep 2017 14 Oct 15 Oct
2 01 Nov 28 Feb 01 Jan 2018 14 Feb 15 Feb
3 01 Mar 30 Jun 01 May 2018 14 Jun 15 Jun 01 Jul

Fees and Charges 01 July 2017 – 30 June 2018

Fees and charges will increase in line with inflation, except where they are determined by Government or By-law. All fees and charges are inclusive of GST.

Building Consent Fees

WCC Building consent fees »

Building Consent information »

  • Land Information Memorandum: $222
  • Urgent LIM: $318

Land Use Consents

  • Notified Consent: $2000 deposit
  • Charge-out rate:
    • Administration charge of $115 per hour
  • Non-notified: $455
  • Controlled activity: $682

Subdivision Consents

  • Non-notified – boundary adjustments: $581
  • Non-notified – 2 lots or less: $657
  • Non-notified – 3 to 5 lots: $1517
  • S 223 Certificate: $303
  • S 224 Certificate: $303
  • S 226 Certificate: $404
  • S 139 Certificate of Compliance: $480

Resource Consent forms »

Liquor Licensing

Download the fees and charges (pdf 13 kB). Application fees are set by the Ministry of Justice. For more information, visit www.justice.govt.nz.

Liquor Licensing information and forms »

Health Inspection

  • Inspection Fee: $263

Animal Control

  • Dog registration: $61
  • Dog registration – early: $37
  • Fines under Dog Control Act 1996 – Vary per offence, (per Schedule 1 of the Dog Control Act 1996): From $100 up to $750
  • Impounding fees: $101

Dog & Stock Control information »

Cemetery

  • Sale of caskets: at cost plus 10 %
  • Sexton Fees: at cost plus 10 %
  • Sale of Plots: $576

Community housing

  • Rentals – 3 bedroom: $126 per week (effective from 1 January)
  • Rentals – 2 bedroom: $99 per week (effective from 1 January)

Staff House

  • Rentals: $157 per week (effective from 1 January)

Coasts, Harbours and Navigation

Swing mooring fees

  • Registration and transfer: $77 per year

Swing mooring forms »

Port charges

  • Waitangi: $3085 per year
  • Owenga: $2571 per year
  • Kaingaroa: $2056 per year
  • Port Hutt: $2056 per year
  • Flower Pot: $515 per year
  • Permission of Harbourmaster – Oil Tanker: $103
  • Application for Exemption: $62
  • Application for Suspension: $257
  • Application for Reservation: $257
  • Cruise Ship (per visit) Fee per arrival $1/GT (Gross Tonnage)
  • Cruise Ship (per visit) Fee per departure $1/GT
  • Cruise Ship (per visit) Fee Anchoring/ Sheltering $0.20/ GT per day or part thereof

Administration Requests

Information Requests

  • Staff time: $40 per half hour or part thereof
  • Photocopying: 20 cents per page copied after the first 20 pages

Photocopying

  • With own paper: 10 cents per copy
  • With Chathams Islands paper: 20 cents per copy
  • With CIC coloured paper: 50 cents per copy
  • With CIC card: 50 cents per copy
  • Double sided photocopies: 30 cents per copy

Laminating

  • Per page: $3

Stationery

  • A4 paper per ream (white): $16
  • A4 paper per ream (coloured): $19
  • Envelopes – plain: 65 cents per envelope
  • Envelopes – plain with postage: $1.40 per envelope
  • Large envelopes: $1.70 per envelope

Library

Book rentals

  • Per book: Free

DVD hire

  • Per night: $5 per DVD

Council Dues

No change to dues.

The current special order for the adoption of rates for Council Dues was ratified by Council to take effect from November 25 1991.

Carriage by Sea
Note: m3/Tonne is whichever is the greatest.
Rock Lobster, Paua, Scallops, Oysters Tonne 200.00
Other fish meat and fish bait Tonne 18.00
Cooler goods (Fruit, Vegetables, etc) m3 5.00
General Cargo m3/Tonne 18.00
Diesel, Oil in bulk 1000 litres 24.00
Petrol/Avgas in bulk tanks 1000 litres 25.00
Petrol/Avgas in 200 L drums Drum 5.00
Hazardous Goods m3/Tonne 18.00
Vehicles (incl. Boats, Trailers, Motor Bikes, etc) m3 5.00
Timber m3 12.00
Dry Bulk (Cement, Coal, Animal Feed) m3/Tonne 12.00
Wool and Moss Bale 12.00
Animals Large (Cattle, Horses) Each 5.00
Animals Small (Sheep, Pigs, Dogs, Fowls, Goats) Each 1.00
Carriage by Air
Rock Lobster, Paua, Scallops, Oysters Tonne 200.00
Other fish meat and fish bait Tonne 18.00
General Cargo 6 % of freight charged
Minimum Freight 0.1

Government assistance

Grants are available from Central Government and statutory bodies for various activities. These are generally given because there are national beneficiaries or they are part of a Government policy to advance a particular project or activity. In the case of the Chatham Islands, Government grants recognise the unique position of the Chatham Islands and the desirability of maintaining a viable functioning community with its own elected representatives.