The Annual Plan 2020/21 sets out the budget for the year and is based on the third year of our Long Term Plan 2018-2028. The Annual Plan 2020/21 has been updated with changes to include any changes from what was set out in our plan.

Key projects included in the Annual Plan 2020/21 include:

  • Investment of $700,000 to develop Māori Partnerships via four key mechanisms
  • Increased investment for delivery of the Regional Pest Management Plan – an extra $650,000 has been committed for this work
  • $180,000 to support the implementation of the Government’s Action for Healthy Waterways package
  • $250,000 for delivery of the Regional Recovery Project
  • $250,000 to support the delivery of Western Bay urban growth and transport planning
  • $8.355 million toward funding for Stage 6 of the Rangitāiki Floodway Project
  • $1.8 million towards funding for the Kaituna Mole (flood protection and control)
  • $250,000 delivered through Toi Kai Rawa - a charitable trust established from He Ohooho, the Regional Maori Economic Strategy that operates as a Māori economic development organisation

The Annual Plan is intended to be read alongside the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

What are Annual Plans?

Annual Plans are prepared in the years between each Long Term Plan. These plans set out what we propose to do that year, how much it will cost and how we will fund it.

Once the Long Term Plan is in place, the Annual Plan process continues, but the focus is on year-to-year budgets. The Annual Plans produced in the intervening years support the Long Term Plan, and their primary purpose is to provide the base for setting and assessing rates.