Our Annual Plan has now been adopted.

Council has worked to keep the total rates increase to 6.94%. Like everyone else, Council is not immune from rising cost pressures caused by inflation, rising interest rates, and central government legislation. Our focus is on core services and sticking to business as usual for the delivery of Year 3 of the 10 Year Plan 2021-31.

To reduce the rates burden on residents, we are rephasing some projects. Most notably, we have delayed the next phase of the Turners Road Extension, which will now be considered as part of the consultation for the Long Term Plan 2024-34. Council has included only a limited number of smaller projects which were requested by our communities.

Your three yearly district revaluation will also have an impact on your final rates invoice.

Explore more about our plan below and what projects you might see happening around you over the next twelve months.