Regional sporting facilities rate

Region wide rate

Northland Regional Council has a targeted “Regional Sporting Facilities Rate” that is collected across all of Northland for the development of new sporting facilities.

The funding is only used for projects that:

  • Have been identified in combination with Sport Northland’s Northland Play, Active Recreation and Sport Strategy (the Strategy).
  • Have District Council support in the form of funding contributions through the district councils’ Long-Term Plans.

Examples of projects that have been allocated funding since the rate was established in 2018 are:

  • Sports court floodlights at Sportsville in Dargaville (received);
  • Floodlighting for sport fields at Sportsville in Kaikohe (received);
  • The Mangawhai Activity Zone for the completion of the competition skateboard facility (received).

How are projects identified?

This sports facility funding is only available for capital development projects of new-builds or significant additions, not maintenance, refurbishments or for operational expenditure.

Potential recipient projects are determined through ongoing evaluation of prioritised projects with reference to the Strategy. Council has the final say on allocations, guided by the Strategy with supporting recommendations from Sport Northland.

How is the rate set?

The regional sporting facilities rate is a targeted rate as authorised by the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002. This rate is a fixed amount of $15.00 plus GST. It is charged to each rateable separately used or inhabited part (SUIP) of a rating unit in the Far North and Whangārei districts and each rateable rating unit in the Kaipara district.

Who to contact?

If your sports organisation has a project you feel should be considered for this funding, in the first instance please contact the Sport Northland Places Manager via the Sport Northland website.