Policy on Remission of Rates for Land Occupied by a Dwelling that is Affected by Natural Disaster

This page details the policy for rates relief in the event of a natural disaster and contains an application form. The aim of the Policy is to allow the Council to consider remitting rates for those ratepayers most adversely affected.

Purpose

This Policy is to allow the Council, at its discretion, to remit rates charged on any rating unit used for residential purposes if the land has been detrimentally affected by natural disaster (erosion, falling debris, subsidence, slippage, inundation, or earthquake) rendering dwellings or buildings uninhabitable and requiring activities carried out on the land to cease. The aim of the Policy is to allow the Council to consider remitting rates for those ratepayers most adversely affected.

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