- The Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) has finalised its Long Term Plan including key decisions on rates funding
- Regional council final decisions on Transport Rates and rates funding for flood protection mean a multi-million dollar increase in their rates demand for Wellington City … Wellington City residents are worst hit
- The GWRC will now increase the average Wellington City Household rates bill by over $200/year … and no-one noticed!
Tag: Transport Tax
- The GWRC is changing how the Transport Rates that fund the regions PT service is allocated to ratepayers. They claim that this change means “Hutt Valley, South Wairarapa and Porirua pay a bit less toward public transport than they do now, while residents in Wellington city, Kāpiti and Masterton pay a bit more”.
Background to the GWRC Transport Rate
Providing public transport (PT) services is one of the most important services provided by the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC). The council funds its PT services from Targeted Rate called the “Transport Rate“that provides about half the PT subsidies with the balance provided by matching funding from the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA). … Read more ...