PUBLIC MEETING: Understanding the Auckland Council 10 year plan – the “Recovery Budget”

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Understanding the Auckland Council 10 year plan – the “Recovery Budget”

Meeting: Tuesday 16th March 2021 at Remuera Library – 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Keynote Commentators : Councillor Desley Simpson (Orakei  Ward)

                                               : Scott Milne (Chariman, Orakei Local Board) 


  1. Proposed Investment packages – $31b over 10 years

Balance rising demand for investment vs reduced capacity to invest

   2. Responding to Climate Change

$150m to accelerate action (included in Investment Package)

  1. Responding to Housing and Growth

Focus on Auckland Housing Areas & Government-led town expansions

  1. Investment in our Community

Services tailored to the greatest needs in our Communities – less assets

  1. Protecting & enhancing our environment

Increased Natural Environment Targeted rate

Increased & extended Water Quality Targeted rate

6. Orakei Local Board investment plans – $3.5m

Multiple Environmental Programmes, town centres, safety, etc

Advocate to AT & invest in North/South links on Pourewa shared path

Advocate to GB for Hobson Bay wastewater/stormwater separation

  1. New Policies: Overall 10 year Budget and Rates for 2021/2022

Changes to Urban Rating Area, Accommodation Provider Targeted rate, new  and increased fees for licences, venue hire, etc

Rates 5% increase to be $300 for average Remuera property (CV $2.0m) ,

Followed by 3.5% year on year for following 9 years

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