Elected Members’ Guide to the LG (Rating) Act 2002

18 October 2023

Rates, and funding issues in general, go right to the heart of the relationship between local authorities and their communities.

The Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 (Rating Act) is one of local government’s core statutes, giving elected members the right to levy a property tax.

Local Government New Zealand and Taituarā have developed the guide specifically to meet the needs of elected members. Its focus is on the policy choices that the Rating Act makes available to elected members, local authorities and the community.

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