This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This Order in Council comes into force on 30 June 2011 and expires on the earlier of—
The purpose of the order is to modify or suspend the effect of certain provisions of the Rating Valuations Act 1998 (the Act) in relation to the Christchurch City Council in order to—
extend the interval within which the Christchurch City Council must revise its district valuation roll; and
limit the circumstances in which the Christchurch City Council may alter its district valuation roll during the currency of the roll; and
exempt the Christchurch City Council from undertaking new valuations of rating units for the purpose of the district valuation roll on the request of owners, or ratepayers for, rating units.
Clause 4 defines certain terms used in the order.
Clause 5 modifies the application of section 9(1) of the Act to the Christchurch City Council. Section 9(1) requires a territorial authority to revise its district valuation roll at intervals of not more than 3 years. Clause 5 extends the interval within which the Christchurch City Council is to comply with that provision to 1 December 2013.
Clause 6 modifies the application of section 14(1) of the Act to the Christchurch City Council. Section 14(1) enables a territorial authority to alter its current district valuation roll to correct valuations and entries and bring them up to date in the manner and circumstances, and in accordance with the procedures, specified in the Rating Valuations Rules 2008. Clause 6 provides that, while the order is in force, instead of complying with the Rating Valuations Rules 2008, the Christchurch City Council may alter its district valuation roll only in the circumstances specified in clause 6(2).
Clause 7 provides that, while the order is in force, section 16 of the Act does not apply to the Christchurch City Council. Section 16 enables the owner of, or ratepayer for, a rating unit to request a new valuation of the rating unit for the purpose of the district valuation roll.
Clause 8 revokes the Canterbury Earthquake (Rating Valuations Act) Order 2010.
This Order in Council is made under the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 and its effect is temporary.