Annual Plan 2020-21

Council was set to adopt its 2020-21 Annual Plan for community consultation on 24 March 2020. This initial Plan proposed an average rate increase of 5.95 per cent. However, due to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 response, this process was suspended.

Council has since revised its proposed 2020-21 Annual Plan, taking into consideration potential post-pandemic social and economic impact to the Manawatū-Whanganui Region, and is now proposing an average rate increase of one per cent.

To see what your rates bill may look like if the proposed 2020-21 Annual Plan is adopted, please enter your address in our rates search database. You will see two columns - the first is your current rates information, and the second is what your rates would look like for 2020-21 should Council choose to adopt its proposed Plan. 

It is important to note that a one per cent average rate increase does not mean the same increase for everyone. This is because parts of our region, such as Whanganui, Horowhenua and Manawatū, have recently had changes in property valuations. It is also important to note that other areas in our region may see a negative rates increase for this very same reason. Targeted rates for activities such as river management schemes and passenger transport services also means your rates bill may differ to your neighbour’s or your neighbouring districts. 

Have your say

Please note that the period for providing feedback has now closed. The feedback received has been summarised and was presented to Councillors on 20 May, allowing them a week to consider before final adoption of the Plan at their Regional Council meeting on 26 May 2020.

Read the proposed 2020-21 Annual Plan.

Annual Plan 2020-21 landscape graphic