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Where your rates go

Wondered where your rates dollar goes? Roughly a third is spent on community services - our libraries, pool, the MTG, sportgrounds and reserves. A quarter is spent on Three Waters - stormwater, wastewater and drinking water - and a further 15% on roads and transportation. This infographic explains things in more detail.

How rates are spent

 

Community Services 31c

Community Services 31c

Community services - library, pools, grants, MTG, sports grounds and reserves, safe community, youth etc.

3 Waters 25c

3 Waters 25c

Our water is split in to three categories; wastewater, water supply and stormwater. Together this makes up three waters and accounts for 25c.

Transportation 15c

Transportation 15c

Transportation includes things like; Roads, footpaths, bridges, lighting, traffic planning, management and safety, street cleaning.

Other Infrastructure 12c

Other Infrastructure 12c

Waste minimisation, cemeteries and public toilets.

City Strategy 8c

City Strategy 8c

Sustainable management of our resources such as; city planning, consents, licencing, parking and animal control.

Democracy and Governance 7c

Democracy and Governance 7c

This covers council and elections.

Visitor Experiences 2c

Visitor Experiences 2c

National Aquarium of New Zealand, i-site, Napier Conference Centre, Municipal Theatre. Note: Kennedy Park and Par2 Minigolf make a profit.

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