2021/22 rates breakdown

This breakdown is based on an average residential property and may not be the same for everyone.

 Rate Amount 
Uniform annual general charge 23%
General rate (see table below for a breakdown) 30%
Wastewater 15%
Stormwater disposal 11%
Water supply 9%
Roads & footpaths 6%
Water firefighting capacity 2%
Roading resilience 1%
Earthquake strengthening 2%
Debt retirement levy 1%

The general rate shown in the table above covers the following (Includes Uniform annual general charge):

Activity Amount
Parks and reserves 20.1%
Libraries 9.3%
Community 7.3%
Sarjeant Gallery 6.8%
Governance and democracy 6.7%
Community and operational property 5.3%
Port & River 5.0%
Swimming pools 4.8%
Whanganui Regional Museum 4.4%
Whanganui & Partners - Economic development 3.4%
Cooks Gardens 3.0%
CBD maintenance 2.9%
Environmental policy 2.2%
War Memorial Centre 1.9%
Royal Whanganui Opera House 1.8%
Waste minimisation 1.6%
Animal control 1.6%
Airport 1.5%
Environmental health 1.3%
Emergency management 1.3%
Waterways and natural drainage 1.3%
Investments 1.1%
Building control 1.0%
Resource management 1.0%
New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tuhua O Te Ao 0.8%
Community buildings 0.8%
Cemeteries 0.8%
i-Site Visitor Information Centre 0.6%
Durie Hill elevator 0.5%
Pensioner housing 0.0%
Parking -0.1%