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Opotiki District Rates Information

General information

Opotiki District Council administers rates (except for minor rivers and drainage scheme rates) on behalf of Bay of Plenty Regional Council. For questions regarding the payment of your rates, payment options, due dates, penalties or remission policy contact Opotiki District Council: www.odc.govt.nz

For other queries contact us

What your rates pay for

General Rate (land value) and uniform Annual General Charge

  • Regional Leadership including Governance and Accountability, Strategic Policy, and Sustainable Communities activities. Examples of this are the work we do with our elected members, producing our strategies, policies and plans; providing regional parks; supporting our Environmental Enhancement Fund; and our role in Civil Defence Emergency Management.
  • Natural Environment including Sustainable Land Management, Sustainable Water Management, Sustainable Coastal Management, Sustainable Air Management, Resource Regulation and Regional Monitoring. This work includes our biodiversity and biosecurity work; work on the Rotorua lakes; Resource Consents and Pollution Prevention activities.
  • Sustainable Development and Infrastructure including Sustainable Transport, and Sustainable Regional Development activities. This includes the work we do within the region to lead and promote economic development.
  • Flood Protection and Control Works īncluding Rivers, Drainage and Flood Management activity.

Targeted Rate

Waioeka-Otara Rivers Scheme targeted rates are calculated using a combination of area and site charges for properties in the Waioeka-Otara catchment. This rate part-funds the Waioeka-Otara river scheme work programme.

Minor Rivers and Drainage Rates are calculated using area for properties in the Waiotahi River District, Huntress Creek Drainage District and Waiotahi Drainage District. For more information see below.

For more information about this visit our Annual Plan Funding Impact Statement.

Opotiki Minor River and Drainage Schemes

Bay of Plenty Regional Council administers and collects the rates for the Ōpōtiki based minor rivers and drainage schemes.  This rate is calculated by area for the following catchments

  • Waiotahi River District
  • Huntress Creek Drainage District
  • Waiotahi Drainage District

The Minor River and Drainage Scheme rates are payable at the office of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Quay Street, P O Box 364, Whakatane.

Your Rates Invoice

Minor River and Drainage Scheme rates are invoiced once a year. For the 2013/2014 rates are due on 21 January 2014. Your rates invoice sets out how much is owed including any balances carried forward from last year.

Penalties

I. A charge of 10 percent is made on any instalment that has been assessed for the 2013/2014 financial year that remains unpaid after 21 February 2014.

II. For rates levied prior to 1 July 2013 a charge of 10 percent shall be made on rates unpaid 4 July 2013, that remain unpaid after 4 July 2013.

III. A further charge of 10 percent shall be made on any rates to which a penalty has been added under (ii) if the rates remain unpaid on 21 February 2014.

Can I speak to someone about my individual rates invoice?

Yes, for Minor river and Drainage and Clean Heat rates. Please call Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Freephone 0800 884 880 and ask to speak to our rates team.

For other rates, Opotiki District Council administers rates on Bay of Plenty Regional Council's behalf.

Rating information database

The rating information database for Bay of Plenty Regional Council, and the Waioeka-Otara Rivers Scheme, is available for inspection at the offices of Opotiki District Council. (108 St John Street, Opotiki)

Property owners may request in writing to Opotiki District Council, as Bay of Plenty Regional Council's rating agent, to withhold his or her name or postal address (or both) from the database.

The rating information database for the three minor river and drainage schemes in Opotiki is available for inspection at the offices of Bay of Plenty Regional Council (Quay Street, Whakatane). Property owners may request in writing to Bay of Plenty Regional to withhold his or her name or postal address (or both) from the database.