Council provides local public services and infrastructure that the community needs to survive and prosper. Providing these services comes at a cost and a large portion is collected from the rates that Council charges property owners.
Manawatu District Council average rates will not change for the 2020/21 financial year. While the average rates will not increase, rates for each property will vary depending on any change in the property value in the district-wide revaluations in August 2019. For each property , rates may go up or down by a small amount, or stay the same. Council understands the revaluation impact on ratepayers, which is beyond its control, especially on our Feilding residential ratepayers, and that a 0% average rates change is the best way right now to lessen this impact.