Rates Review - Pre-review focus groups

Thanks to all that registered and were selected to participate. The focus groups were a really constructive feedback forum - Rotorua Lakes Council appreciate the support from our community in this discovery phase!


Prior to the commencement of a rates review a number of focus groups are planned to enable Council to define problems with the current framework. These findings will help in determining potential solutions to improve how Council allocates rates.

The series of focus groups will cover a range of key community sectors and existing rating categories (urban, rural residential, lakes communities, farming, commercial, industrial etc).

Within the focus groups the existing rating framework will be explored and the legislation/rules around rating made clear.

The focus groups will then share feedback and experiences on how Rotorua's rates are allocated across the district.



Thanks to all that registered and were selected to participate. The focus groups were a really constructive feedback forum - Rotorua Lakes Council appreciate the support from our community in this discovery phase!


Prior to the commencement of a rates review a number of focus groups are planned to enable Council to define problems with the current framework. These findings will help in determining potential solutions to improve how Council allocates rates.

The series of focus groups will cover a range of key community sectors and existing rating categories (urban, rural residential, lakes communities, farming, commercial, industrial etc).

Within the focus groups the existing rating framework will be explored and the legislation/rules around rating made clear.

The focus groups will then share feedback and experiences on how Rotorua's rates are allocated across the district.



  • Registrations have now closed - Thanks to all that have registered - we have had a good response and are currently organising the focus groups.

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