For more detailed information read the Consultation Document.
The 10 year plan is about getting the basics right and putting in place strong foundations for the future – that is why there is a focus on increased investment in our infrastructure and services that support all of our people and city to thrive.
Population growth, ageing infrastructure and assets, a housing crisis; and the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change – while also maintaining our financial sustainability.
The 10 year plan 2021-2031 sets out proposals across six priorities, including how these would impact the service levels and how much they may all cost – Investing in infrastructure; Caring for and protecting our environment; Increasing housing supply; Supporting an innovative, agile economy and attractive city; Connected communities; and Financial sustainability.
Most of the proposed investment will be spent on core infrastructure – $582M on our Three Waters network and $353M on transport projects; and there are plans for significant investment in important community infrastructure.
The 10 year plan proposes a combination of rates, borrowing and other revenue streams to ensure a balanced approach to paying for services and developments; and ensuring everyday costs are paid for from everyday income.
The 10 year plan proposes an overall 5.9% increase in rates revenue for 2021/22 with over half of this invested directly back into our Three Waters infrastructure.
On average the proposed rates increase will be an increase of $2.50 per week per residential household and for an average commercial central property an increase of $15 per week.
The Council has made savings of $5.2M in the preparation of the 10 year plan which has helped to avoid larger rate increases. $1M equates to about 1% of rates.
There are a variety of ways to have your say.
Consultation on the 10 year plan 2021-2031 takes place between Tuesday 6 April 2021 and Thursday 6 May 2021. Following consideration of community feedback, the Mayor and Councillors will confirm the final plan in June 2021.