This year we have several challenges to face, including the ongoing impacts of Covid-19, recovery from the May 2021 floods, high inflation and increasing Government regulation, all which put pressure on our budgets and consequently the rates we pay.
As a result, the proposed average rate increase across the district is 9.4%, as compared to the 7.8% planned for in our most recent Long Term Plan.
In response, we’re reviewing budgets for our day-to-day services and proposing to delay a few major projects. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts on this draft Annual Plan, submissions are now closed. Hearings and deliberations on the draft are scheduled for 24 and 25 May.
Watch a quick overview of the Annual Plan, our challenges and the key decisions we need to make.
It’s a tricky year, with the impacts of COVID-19, high inflation, government regulation and the May 2021 floods putting pressure on our budgets.
Find out how we fund activities, how rating revaluations work and use our calculator to see proposed rates for your property.