Better future: Our Draft 2020/21 Annual Plan

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Update 18 June

Today, our Council formally adopted the 2020/21 Annual Plan and set the rates for the coming year (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021). We would like to thank all those who gave feedback.

The activities proposed are largely unchanged from those agreed when the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 was consulted on in 2018.

Better future

Our new Council has made climate change a top priority, as well as freshwater and biodiversity.

We are also investing in sustainable public transport services. We continue to support the activities the community has asked for and to find out your priorities for a better future.

Council strike rates

Council will increase its total rates revenue by 4% in the 2020/21 financial year.

This is 5.8% less than originally proposed when the draft plan was put out for community feedback. Savings were made by using cash reserves and reducing reserve cash build-up for flood protection and general activities. Lower inflation estimates post-COVID also reduce rates.

Reducing cash reserves may mean borrowing to cover the costs of unforeseen events, like floods.

Breaking down the 4%

The 4% refers to the increase in the total amount received from rates from 2019/20 which includes:

  • 2.3% for inflation
  • 0.8% for public transport service improvements

and provision for spending on priority work programmes for:

  • 0.5% coastal environment plan
  • 0.15% climate engagement
  • 0.25% tree planting and regeneration initiative.

How will this affect me?

Individual ratepayers pay different rates depending on the size and location of their property. Check out our Sample Property Rates Table.


Update 18 June

Today, our Council formally adopted the 2020/21 Annual Plan and set the rates for the coming year (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021). We would like to thank all those who gave feedback.

The activities proposed are largely unchanged from those agreed when the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 was consulted on in 2018.

Better future

Our new Council has made climate change a top priority, as well as freshwater and biodiversity.

We are also investing in sustainable public transport services. We continue to support the activities the community has asked for and to find out your priorities for a better future.

Council strike rates

Council will increase its total rates revenue by 4% in the 2020/21 financial year.

This is 5.8% less than originally proposed when the draft plan was put out for community feedback. Savings were made by using cash reserves and reducing reserve cash build-up for flood protection and general activities. Lower inflation estimates post-COVID also reduce rates.

Reducing cash reserves may mean borrowing to cover the costs of unforeseen events, like floods.

Breaking down the 4%

The 4% refers to the increase in the total amount received from rates from 2019/20 which includes:

  • 2.3% for inflation
  • 0.8% for public transport service improvements

and provision for spending on priority work programmes for:

  • 0.5% coastal environment plan
  • 0.15% climate engagement
  • 0.25% tree planting and regeneration initiative.

How will this affect me?

Individual ratepayers pay different rates depending on the size and location of their property. Check out our Sample Property Rates Table.


CLOSED: This quick poll has concluded.
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Would you get involved in community planting and regeneration?

I'm involved already
29%
I want to get involved
29%
I want to find out more
22%
No interest
19%
Total Votes : 116