We have some challenges

These things have had a major impact on our draft long-term plan – they've shaped our plans, our budgets and the options in our consultation.  

Shortly, we’ll provide more detail about these. 

Those challenges include:  

  • interest rates 
  • inflation, insurance, and power bills
  • cost of living for our residents, businesses and ratepayers 
  • climate change 
  • the state of our roads and transport assets 
  • seismic upgrades needed for many of our facilities 
  • managing growth for business and housing 
  • Three Waters, including our Nature Calls wastewater project, new drinking water standards, growth, and uncertainty about the long-term management of water following the change in government.