The Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 (LGR) replaces the Rating Powers Act from 1 July 2003. The LGR is intended to simplify the RPA to meet the needs of modern local authorities. The three main purposes of the LGR are:
LGR gives regional authorities and Environment Waikato the same powers and rating mechanisms as territorial local authorities. In particular LGR replaces the range of separate rate and charge powers available under the RPA with a single flexible generic power to levy targeted rates. LGR allows Environment Waikato to use differential rates, targeted rates and uniform annual charges (UACs) to set focused rates.
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Private Bag 3038 Waikato Mail Centre Hamilton 3240
Fax (07) 859 0998 Freephone 0800 800 401