Farm Rate Application
Council has agreed to introduce a differential rate for farm land to support and encourage agricultural production in the green wedge area of the municipality.
The Differential Farm Rate is a 20 per cent reduction of the General Rate and is available to landholders of properties two hectares or greater and used as 'farm land'.
The rate for Farm Land, for the 2016-2017 rating year is .002299 cents in the dollar. To calculate your rates (not including Additional Charges), the Capital Improved Value of your property is multiplied by the rate.
Council has the authority to adopt a differential rate under Section 161 of the Local Government Act 1989.
Farm Land means any rateable land that is used primarily for farming purposes (which may include grazing, poultry-farming, market garden or viticulture) that is used by a business that has a significant and substantial commercial purpose and is making a profit, or has reasonable prospect of making a profit from its activities, pursuant to the provisions as set out in Section 2 of the Valuation of Land Act 1960.
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