The Council has been working on its proposed budget and work programme for the Annual Plan 2017/2018 using what was included in the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (LTP) for 2017/2018 as a starting point.
While most of our day-to-day work is going to schedule, delays with some key projects mean that our Annual Plan and rates changes for 2017/2018 will be a bit different from what we had planned for.
Total rates overall are proposed to increase by 3.64%, compared with 3.36% proposed in the 10 Year Plan. There have also been some changes to the timing of some scheduled projects, particularly water and sewerage projects and the Catlins road seal extension.
A few of our fees and charges are also changing including what we will be charging for waste at our transfer stations.
To explain these changes Council has put together an Annual Plan 2017 Update [PDF, 143 KB].
We invited you to provide feedback by 10 March 2017 and Council received 9 submissions in total from organisations and individuals and informal feedback from Facebook.
The mayor and councillors will meet at Council’s Invercargill office on 6 April 2017 to hear those who wish to speak to their feedback and to begin deliberations. See full feedback booklet here [PDF, 3.3 MB].
Council will continue to deliberate and consider all feedback at a meeting on Thursday 27 April 2017 and decide whether any amendments should be made to the Annual Plan and then will adopt the Annual Plan in June.
An agenda and report for the submission hearing meeting and the subsequent deliberations meeting will be available on Council's website on our Meeting Schedule & Agendas page.
Annual Plan Update 2017
This gives an overview of what the Council is planning in 2017/2018 and any key changes from the 10 Year Plan.
|Draft Prospective Financial Statements 2017/2018
This is Council’s updated financial forecast for the 2017/2018 year compared with what was projected for this year in the 10 Year Plan.
Draft Rating Funding Impact Statement 2017/2018
This sets out how Council will calculate and set rates for the 2017/2018 year and includes a table of sample property rates to show the impact of the changes as well as the Funding Impact Statement for the whole of Council and for each of Council’s Activity Groups.
|Draft Schedule of Variations to Fees and Charges 2017/2018
This shows changes to Council’s fees and charges for 2017/2018 compared to 2016/2017.
Key Assumptions Changes 2017/2018
This shows changes to our forecasting assumptions for 2017/2018 as compared to the 10 Year Plan.
|Draft Schedule of the Financial Reserves 2017/2018
This is a list of the different reserves held by Council, their purpose and forecast closing balances as at 30 June 2018.
Draft Schedule of Projects 2017/2018
This shows changes to Council projects for 2017/2018 compared to the 10 Year Plan.
|Draft Roading Rate Model Annual Plan 2017/2018
This updates the data/information in the 10 Year Plan Roading Rate Model.
Annual plan submissions booklet
Booklet of 9 submissions provided in response to the Annual Plan 2017 Update.