Land Value and Rates

Local Councils use The Valuer General land value to distribute rates across their local government areas.   The Valuer General does not set rate fees for councils.  Changes to land value may not necessarily lead to changes to local council rates.  Local Councils choose a combination of rate charges and fees for it’s area and community under pricing policies. Flexibility for Councils for a rating structure that distributes rates between ratepayers is provided under The Local Government Act 1993.