Policies

This page describes some of Porirua City Council's statutory policies required under the Local Government Act 2002. All files are in pdf format.

Rates Remission and Postponement Policy

This policy explains the Council's practice for the remission and postponement of rates under various circumstances and for different groups. The Council may adopt either a Rates Remission Policy or a Rates Postponement Policy or both policies - in this we have combined them. The Council is also required to have a policy on remission and postponement of rates on Maori freehold land. We have incorporated this as Part 1 of the Rates Remission and Postponement Policy. See sections 108, 109 and 110 of the Local Government Act 2002 for the statutory requirements. The policy was adopted on 30 June 2015 and must be reviewed at least once every 6 years using an appropriate consultation process. This is most likely in association with the Long Term Plan every 3 years or an Annual Plan if required.

Revenue and Financing Policy

This policy sets out the criteria that the Council will use when allocating its activity costs in relation to its available funds. See sections 101 and 103 of the Local Government Act 2002 for the statutory requirements. The policy was adopted on 30 June 2015 and may be reviewed at any time using an appropriate consultation process. This is most likely in association with the Long-term Plan every 3 years or an Annual Plan if required.

Significance and Engagement Policy

This policy sets out the criteria and process for the Council to determine the degree of significance for an issue or a decision; how the Council will engage on decisions and other matters; and the assets considered to be strategic. See s76AA of the Local Government Act 2002 for the statutory requirements. The policy was adopted on 25 February 2015 and may be amended at any time. This is most likely every three years as soon as possible after the new triennium to ensure the Council considers the way in which it will approach decision-making and engagement.

Policy on Development and Financial Contributions

This policy provides the Council with a method to obtain contributions from developers for the infrastructure needed to support city growth. See s106 of the Local Government Act 2002 for the statutory requirements. The policy was adopted on 30 June 2015 and must be must reviewed at least once every 3 years using an appropriate consultation process. This is most likely in association with the Long-term Plan every 3 years or an Annual Plan if required.

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