The Annual Plan sets out our budget and explains how we intend to finance the activities and services we will provide for the upcoming financial year.
Our 2013-2014 Draft Annual Plan
Message from the Mayor
It is my pleasure to introduce Whangarei District Council’s Draft Annual Plan for 2013-2014, which sets out our proposed programme of work for the financial year beginning 1 July 2013, as well as our anticipated income sources.
This Plan places a strong emphasis on managing debt and at the same time implementing a number of District-wide activities over the coming year around roading, water systems, waste disposal, stormwater systems, flood protection, parks, sense of place initiatives, libraries, support services and environmental services.
I encourage every ratepayer to read and consider what's in the Draft Annual Plan, because it is at this stage that you get to have your say. I cannot stress enough the importance of community support and input through the submissions process, and encourage anyone with a contribution to make to get hold of a submission form, fill it out and send it in.
Viewing the documents
2013-2014 Draft Annual Plan (summary) [1.4mb]
2013-2014 Draft Annual Plan (full version) [3.4mb]
The consultation period for the Draft Annual Plan finished on Friday 26 April. The timetable for adoption of the final plan is shown in the table below.
|26 March - 26 April
||Consultation period. Submissions received|
||Council meeting to hear submitters|
|15 - 16 May
||Additional meeting dates if needed|
||Council meeting to adopt the final plan|
Presenting your submission
A special meeting of Council has been scheduled to give submitters the opportunity to speak in support of their submission.
Follow the link below to view information about the process and what to expect on the day of the meeting.
Presenting a Submission to Council
Annual Plans and Long Term Plans
An Annual Plan cannot be used to change the Long Term Plan (LTP), to add projects or activities or significantly increase or decrease levels of service.
An Annual Plan focuses on any adjustments we may wish to make in light of the previous year’s financial performance, updated financial figures, cost increases and inflation. It allows us to take into account any new issues and to review progress towards our ten year objectives.
For more information about our Long Term Plan, follow the link below.
Long Term Plan
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