Draft Annual Budget 2022-23

Public submissions have closed. Council will adopt Annual Budget by the end of June.

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Have your say on our proposed budget for the year ahead.

Planning in uncertain times

The last two years have been tough all round and Palmy is now feeling the effects of the global economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Now, as we are preparing the Council budget for 2022-23, these conditions see us reviewing the assumptions we made for year two of the 10-Year Plan, and in some cases revising them.

Just like you, we’re seeing price hikes for everything we do, from construction and supply chain issues to the interest for our debt. There are cost increases everywhere.

What property revaluations mean for your rates

Recent property revaluations saw some sharp increases in value, especially at the lower end of the residential market. Although these new values don’t change the total rates we collect, they do mean rates for some properties will noticeably increase.

We’ve looked hard at how we might mitigate some of these impacts and as a result plan to make some changes to the way rates are calculated. These changes are detailed on page 11 of the Annual Budget consultation document.

Use our simple online tool to look up the proposed rates for your property.

We’ve also concluded you’d want us to continue to deliver essential city services and as many planned projects as possible, but we’re keen to hear your thoughts. Maybe you think we should prioritise things differently?

What services do you consider essential? Are there things you think we could do without for a while?

You can find more details about what we're proposing and the programmes we're planning to deliver in the consultation document and supporting information.

Consultation Document: Annual Budget 2022-23(PDF, 2MB)

Supporting Information: Draft Annual Budget 22-23(PDF, 11MB)

Annual Budget 2022-23 submissions agenda

Annual Budget 2022-23 Submissions 1-80(PDF, 47MB)

Annual Budget 2022-23 Submissions 81-143(PDF, 55MB)

Annual Budget 2022-23 Submissions 144-174(PDF, 20MB)

Annual Budget 2022-23 Submissions 175-280(PDF, 57MB)

Annual Budget 2022-23 Submissions 281-340(PDF, 32MB)

Got questions?

You can contact our Mayor and Councillors anytime.

We're not holding face-to-face drop-in sessions this year. Instead we've lined up a series of virtual sessions you can join from home, starting on Friday 8 April and wrapping up on Tuesday 12 April. The links for each session are listed below.

To join, click on the relevant link at the advertised time to launch the meeting, then follow the online instructions. We're using Microsoft Teams so you can join from your computer or mobile device.

If you're not familiar with Teams, you can read how it works on the Microsoft support website: How to participate in a Teams meeting. This includes information about how to join a meeting, muting and unmuting your microphone, and raising your hand to ask a question, among other topics.

Note, you don't need to install software or have an account to use Teams. It will also work from your browser.

Chat with an Elected Member

Friday 8 April, 5pm to 7pm: Join us to ask Elected Members questions about our Annual Budget.

Virtual sector sessions

Join our virtual meetings to discuss with Elected Members and key sectors what's important to you in relation to sport, arts, environment, business, and community services.

We’ve invited Manawatū Chamber of Commerce, Palmerston North Community Services Council, Square Edge Community Arts, Sport Manawatū and Environment Network Manawatū.

Business: Monday 11 April, 5pm to 5.45pm

Arts: Monday 11 April, 5.45pm to 6.30pm

Community services: Monday 11 April, 6.30pm to 7pm

Sport: Tuesday 12 April, 5pm to 5.45pm

Environment: Tuesday 12 April, 5.45pm to 6.30pm

Facebook live session

This session is hosted on our official Facebook page.

Tuesday 12 April, 6.30pm to 7.30pm: Join us on facebook.com/PNCityCouncil