10 Dec 2015

Aucklanders face possible rates hike

2:19 pm on 10 December 2015

Auckland households face a possible rates hike of 3.5 percent.

Len Brown at the Auckland Council meeting on Thursday 25 June.

Mayor Len Brown at a council meeting in June 2015. Photo: RNZ / Kim Baker Wilson

Mayor Len Brown has put forward the Auckland Council's proposed budget for 2016 to 2017 today.

The average residential rates rise would be 3.5 percent, and the business rates would be an average of 2.5 percent.

Mr Brown said the big changes in the rating system after local councils combined into the supercity were now over, and the council had also been through a major review of service and investment levels.

He said the proposed plan was about stability, and delivering on decisions.

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