10-Year Plan deliberations now complete.
Deliberations on Hamilton’s 10-Year Plan concluded on Friday 1 June. Hamilton City Council has set the projects and budget for the decade ahead, subject to formal adoption on 28 June.
After considering verbal and written submissions through public consultation, and making changes to the draft Plan, average rates changes have been set at a 9.7% increase for 2018/19 and 3.8% annually after that. This is a reduction from the rates proposed in the draft Plan of two years of 9.5% increases and an immediate transition to UAGC and Capital Value rating.
Over the next three years, the Council will complete the transition to full capital value rating, a process begun in 2015.
There will also be a three-year transition to a Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC) of $500. The transition amount for 2018/19 has been set at $165.00. The UAGC is a fixed portion of rates and not an additional charge.
The Council is currently updating its online rates information so ratepayers can see what the changes mean to their properties. The search tool on the Council’s website will be offline until the end of this week while this update takes place.