Loss of Three Waters Revenue and Reduction in Property Values

Chris McCashin made this Official Information request to Wellington City Council

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From: Chris McCashin

Dear Wellington City Council,

Are you able to provide the following

These are just random sample properties that I have selected

1 Willis Street
Rates Notices
2017 - 2022

113 The Terrace
Rates Notices
2017 - 2022

132 Owen Street
Newtown
Rates Notices 2017 - 2022

Can you also please provide the following

- Any and all information done factoring in the loss of rates revenue from three waters rates
- What work has been done in the LTP to estimate loss of three waters rates and where council will reduce spending accordingly
- Has any work been done by WCC looking to attract new business to Wellington on the impending reduction of the commercial building rates
- Also the property market is forecast to see property values decrease, please provide any and all information factoring in the loss of rates revenue for Capital Values when they decrease

What are the likely projects that WCC will have to postpone. As a suggestion you could look to the following

- Library - "Consultation" that WCC undertook showed most people were in favour of demolishing this and building a new one. This would halve the cost here.
- Cycleways - There is too much money allocated to cycleways that is destroying the aesthetic, safety and council finances. May I remind you, $832m in debt
- Pedestrianizing Lambton Quay - $70m proposed, you might as well burn $70m and then shut the businesses on Lambton Quay
- Housing - infrastructure should be funded first rather than uneconomic housing

Yours faithfully,
Chris

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Tēnā koe [Name]

 

Thank you for your email dated 03/08/2022 requesting information about
loss of Three Waters revenue and reduction in property values.

 

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us to provide a decision
as soon as possible, but no later than 31/08/2022, being 20 working days
of receipt.

 

The reference number for your request is IRC-3692.

 

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From: BUS: Assurance
Wellington City Council

Kia ora Chris,

Thank you for your below request made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (the Act), received on 03 August 2022.

The Act requires that we advise you of our decision on your request no later than 20 working days after the day we received your request. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time limit and we are therefore writing to notify you of an extension of the time to make our decision, to 14 September.

This extension is necessary because consultations necessary to make a decision on your request are such that a proper response cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit.

Right of review
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Further information is available on the Ombudsman website, www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.

Thank you again for your request, if you have any question please feel free to contact me.

Ngā mihi
Claudia

Claudia Holgate
Senior Advisor | Official Information Team
Te Kaunihera o Pōneke | Wellington City Council 
E [email address]  | W wellington.govt.nz

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Kia ora Chris,

Thank you for your recent LGOIMA request. Please see the attached response.

Ngā mihi
Claudia

Claudia Holgate
Senior Advisor | Official Information Team

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