Rates Rebate Aid Available with Distancing in Place


From next Monday, May 18, Waitaki ratepayers will be able to bring their 2019/2020 Rates rebate applications into the Waitaki District Council for the witnessing of their signature and, if required, help with the completion of their application. Staff will be available to assist both at our Waihemo service centre as well as at Council HQ in Oamaru. 

As we will be maintaining social distancing with the door being monitored by an officer, there may be a wait for people to be seen, so to avoid an uncomfortable wait it is recommended that you make an appointment with Jay McMillian in the first instance as next week is rates week and the team will be very busy as a result.
Jay has some tips, “Please bring the relevant paperwork with you, such as proof of income from all sources to the end of March 2019​

We will have an area set aside allowing for social distancing, where you will be able to talk to a council representative who may be able to assist with your application

An application form for the 2020 /2021 rates rebates will be posted out to ratepayers at the end of July – when they become available to us.”

If you require an appointment please call our Customer Services team on 03 433 0300 and talk to one of our staff.

It is worth repeating that Council is keen to hear from you if you feel that your current circumstances mean paying your rates will be very difficult. The rebate, if you qualify, is one way to mitigate this problem but we will try to find solutions that work for everyone.

Page reviewed: 13 May 2020 1:54pm