Your Council

Tell us your thoughts on the Annual Budget

We’re preparing our Annual Budget for 2017-18 and want your feedback by 18 April. We also want to ask you a couple of questions ahead of our review of the city’s 10 Year Plan.

Photo shows illustration used on the cover of the annual budget consultation document plus text that asks "Are we on track?"

We want to hear what you think as we prepare our work plan for the coming year.

What is the Annual Budget?

Every year we prepare an Annual Budget (formally known as the Annual Plan) based on the city’s 10 Year Plan. This year’s budget contains an outline of the Council’s plans for 2017-18.

The Annual Budget has an impact on your rates and Council’s debt. With that in mind we’d like you to look at the changes we’re proposing and answer the following questions:

  • Are we on track?
  • What do you like about what we’ve proposed?
  • What don’t you like?
  • If you believe rates are too high, which programmes would you like removed or reduced?

All the information you need can be found in the consultation document and supporting information below. A copy of the consultation document will be distributed to households with The Tribune on 22 March, or can be picked up from Council or any branch of the City Library.

10 Year Plan

The 10 Year Plan for our city is reviewed and updated every three years. This is so our vision and goals remain relevant. Ahead of our consultation (which is still a few months away) we’d like you to answer the following questions: 

  • What are the biggest challenges facing our city?
  • What are our biggest opportunities? 

Submissions invited by Tuesday 18 April

There are a number of ways you can give us feedback:

You can also fill out and return the submission form at the back of the consultation document or call us on 06 356 8199

Important dates

28 March-6 April Let’s Talk sessions held throughout the city
18 April Submissions close
3-5 May Hearings take place
24 May Council considers submissions and hearings
June Council adopts Annual Budget