Rates relief option being investigated

6:37 am on 6 June 2012

Christchurch City Council is investigating its options to provide rates relief for some quake-affected residents.

In April, councillors voted against full relief for owners of uninhabitable homes. However, it has now commissioned a report into other funding options.

The full cost is estimated at up to $7.3 million.

Cr Glen Livingston, who supports a100% rebate, says it could be funded by delaying repairs to buildings that are not urgent.

A report on the funding options will be presented to the council on Thursday.