Auckland’s Annual Plan: Speak Now!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 | Leave a Comment


Aucklanders’ have a few days left to make submissions on the Auckland Council draft annual plan, and make their views known.

The draft plan, which outlines the council’s proposed activities for the year 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012, is available online at and at libraries and council service centres across the region or by calling (09) 301 0101. Submissions close at 4pm on 1 April 2011.

Aucklanders’ rates pay for the services and projects contained in the draft annual plan so it is important that people take this opportunity to have their say.

More than 280 written submissions have been received so far, with some of these people opting to make a verbal submission during April and May at locations throughout the region. More details can be found here:

The draft plan explains the Auckland Council’s plans and budget for the 2011/2012 year, which are contained in the council’s Long-term Plan 2010 – 2019.  This long-term plan consolidated the plans and financial projections of the previous councils.

Key proposals include:

  • A proposal to spend $1.8 billion on services across the region and $773 million on capital projects
  • A proposed rates increase of 4.9 per cent
  • Aligning the way rates are charged across the region by introducing four rates instalments per year for all ratepayers, a 1.5 per cent early payment discount and a 10 per cent penalty for late payment
  • spending $773 million on capital projects across Auckland.

The draft annual plan also includes the first draft Local Board Agreements. These outline the activities the region’s 21 local boards propose to undertake within their communities over the 12-month period from 1 July.

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