Thank you to everyone who has submitted on our Annual Plan 2019/20.

We received 317 submissions, and staff and Councillors spoke to more than 600 members of the community at our Information and Have Your Say events held between 18 March and 6 May 2019. Council considered all submissions through their deliberations on the Annual Plan, with the final Annual Plan 2019/20 adopted on 27 June 2019.

The Annual Plan 2019/20 sets out the budget for the year and is based on the second year of our Long Term Plan 2018-2028. The Annual Plan 2019/20 has been updated with changes to include any changes from what was set out in our plan.

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.