The Remission and Postponement of Rates Policy provides detail on active rates relief plans in place.

Rates relief is provided in certain circumstances to help advance the region's objectives for development, environment and community. This policy provides a detailed overview of where relief is available and in what circumstances.


  • Environmental Loan Scheme remissions.
  • Forestry and Bush remissions.
  • Edgecumbe Urban River Scheme rates remissions.
  • Rates remissions.
  • Rates postponements.
  • Remission and postponement of rates on Māori freehold land.
Applicable Legislation: Local Government (Rating) Act 2002
Effective Date: 1 July 2018