Targeted Tourism (Visitor) Rate 2013 - Hurunui District Council

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Targeted Tourism (Visitor) Rate 2013 - Hurunui District Council

Targeted Tourism (Visitor) Rate 20131 July 2013The Tourism Rate will be assessed under section 16 of the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. In termsof Schedule 2 of the Act, the categories of land to be assessed with the targeted rate have beendetermined by:‐ The use to which the land is put.‐ Where the land is situated.‐ Land area.CRITERIARating units that are used for one or more of the following purposes will be subject to the TargetedTourism Rate: accommodation services food and beverage hospitality services road, rail, water, air passenger transport travel agencies motor vehicle hire and rental holiday home rental sport and recreation services retail sales – alcohol retail sales ‐ clothing and footwear retail sales ‐ food, beverages, tobacco and other groceries retail sales ‐ fuel and automotive products retail sales ‐ retail medicines and toiletries retail sales ‐ tourist consumer durables (souvenirs) retail sales ‐ other shopping financial services (e.g. banks and post offices) social and health related services other tourism related services other personal services (e.g. beauty products, massage) any business that is located in the Hanmer Springs wardThe Targeted Tourism Rate is assessed using the following rules:When a rating unit is used for more than one activity it will be charged the highest rate band applicable.If a rating unit is used for more than one business or activity, and one or more of those businesses oractivities is exempt from the Targeted Tourism Rate, the ratepayer will be charged the highest rate bandapplicable to the non‐exempt businesses or activities for which the rating unit is usedTargeted Tourism (Visitor) Rate 2013


TARGETED TOURISM RATE BANDSExplanation of the Bands:Band ‘A’ $135All rating units that are used for:long term rentals in Hanmer Springsholiday homes that are rented on a permanent basisa business holding a winemakers licensewineries/vineyards with an ‘off’ license for internet or mail order salesretail storesa business in the Hanmer Springs ward not described within the categories or exemptions listedelsewhere in this policy.Mt Lyford holiday homes rentalsseasonal visitor activities like fishing charters and horse trekkingbusinesses not described within the bands or exemptions listed elsewhere in this policy, that havea direct relationship with visitorsany district wide visitor business property not captured within bands B,C. D or exemptions listedelsewhere in this policy83Draft Annual Plan 2013/14Band ‘B’ $250All rating units that are used for:holiday homes (owner/operator)service (petrol) stations with limited retail (can apply to Band A**)small takeaway shops/tearooms/cafes (including bakeries) outside Hanmer Springswineries/vineyards with an off license to operate a cellar doorsupermarkets outside of the Hanmer Springs that have a liquor licensebeauty/health treatment servicesBand ‘C’ $400All rating units that are used for:holiday homes with 4+ bedroomsaccommodation with 4‐10 bedroomsholiday home coordination businesses (1‐20 homes available for rent)accommodation units that are self‐contained and/ or serviced (for example motel type units thatare on private property but are not B&Bs)campgrounds/holiday parksa business providing passenger services and operating from Hanmer Springswineries with an ‘On’ licenseHanmer Springs Supermarketservice (petrol) stations with shops (can apply to Band B**)retail storesTargeted Tourism (Visitor) Rate 2013


estaurants, cafés, hotels, taverns, pubsBand ‘D’ $900All rating units that are used for:accommodation with 11‐ 20 bedroomsholiday home coordination businesses (21+ homes available for rent)Band ‘E’ $1,100All rating units that are used for:accommodation with 21+ bedroomsEXEMPTIONSThe properties which are exempt from the Targeted Tourism Rate are shown below:All rating units that are used for:Medical centres or medical practices (including physiotherapy and chiropractic clinics)Sports clubs, incorporated societies, not for profit groups, registered charities, and charitabletrusts.Tree and plant nurseries and similar e.g. landscaping.Shops selling flowers are included in Band A as a small retail storeHairdressing unless the land is also used to provide another service such as beauty treatmentsand/or onsite retail services.Service (petrol) stations ‐ fuel card only pumps are automatically exempt. Owners can makeapplication to Hurunui District Council to reduce to Band A based on location, through‐put,opening hours etc.Garages that do not sell fuel and who may or may not be used for non‐automotive retail servicesHanmer Springs Thermal Pools (including all businesses on site)(because of its current directcontribution to tourism marketing in the district).DISCRETIONARY EXEMPTIONSSmall* rural businesses such as stores or rural supermarketsSmall* takeaway shops/tearooms/cafes (including bakeries) outside Hanmer SpringsNotes:* The determination of small is to be carried out by a Council Subcommittee that has been formed toreview the classification of properties after information has been received from affected ratepayers.** Particular exemptions or reclassification of Bands will be determined by the Council Subcommitteeafter information has been received from affected ratepayers.The Targeted Tourism Rate funds the following activity:‐ Tourism activity (part of the District Promotion group of activities).Targeted Tourism (Visitor) Rate 2013

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