We’re looking at changing how we fund our community halls and we want to know what you think.
What happens currently?
We have 18 community halls / recreation centres across Waipa district that receive funding through rates. The cost of running and maintaining these halls are funded by our rural ratepayers who are located in a hall zone. Of our 7865 rural ratepayers, 4469 fund our halls.
There are a further nine halls across the district that do not receive any funding from Council rates.
If you pay towards a community hall, you’ll see a similar line to this on your rates invoice:
- Kaipaki Settlers Hall
- Te Miro
- Pirongia Sport
- Whitehall Settlers
The following nine halls do not currently receive any rates funding:
- Te Rahu
- Te Rore
- Wharepapa South
- Te Pahu
Who manages community halls?
How is the money spent?
- A rural ratepayer in Rukuhia pays $26.10 a year as part of their rates to fund the Rukuhia hall.
- A rural ratepayer on Goodwin Road pays $42.50 a year as part of their rates to fund the Kaipaki hall.
- A rural ratepayer who lives in Wharepapa South does not pay a targeted rate to fund halls.
The problem with this approach
What we're proposing
What do you think?
How to make a submission
- Online: Fill out the online submission form now.
- Download and post or email: Submission Form - Funding of community halls [PDF, 135KB, 2 pages]
- Send an email: email@example.com with "Funding of community halls" as the subject.
- Deliver to:
- Waipa District Council, 101 Bank St, Te Awamutu
- Waipa District Council, 23 Wilson St, Cambridge
- Post to:
- Waipa District Council
- Attn: Funding of community halls
- Private Bag 2402
- Te Awamutu 3840