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 Annual Plan
Message from the Mayor
It is my pleasure to introduce Whangarei District Council’s Annual Plan for 2013-2014, which sets out our programme of work for the financial year beginning 1 July 2013, as well as our anticipated income sources.
This Annual Plan is the final one for the three-year term of the current Council, and as I look back I am amazed how much has been achieved since we took office. Significant roading projects, new sportsfields and facilities, a refurbished central city carpark, upgraded sewerage and wastewater systems, a revitalised Town Basin and other Sense of Place initiatives, and a myriad of smaller projects have been started or completed since 2010.
Two of the biggest and most impactful initiatives of the last few years will be in their final stages as this new Plan takes effect: the visually stunning Lower Hatea River Crossing and its associated roading network, which injected $14.5 million into Northland’s economy through locally-let contracts, and the $9.4 million Ruakaka South Sewerage Extension which services 470 properties in the Ruakaka area.
Each of these developments came about because plans were made many years ago, and I must acknowledge those whose historical initiative, research and careful preparation resulted in new life being injected into our District in recent times. I am immensely proud of their work and humbled by their foresight.
Now it’s our turn to make plans, this time for the year ahead through the 2013-2014 Annual Plan. It is based on the second year of the very exciting 2012-2022 Long Term Plan which was adopted by Council in June 2012 as a ten-year blueprint for decision-making.
This Annual Plan places a strong emphasis on managing debt, 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.
The many innovative and well-considered projects featured in this Annual Plan take our community one step and one year closer to the visionary, big picture outcomes of the 2012-2022 Long Term Plan.
With the assistance of our residents, the year ahead will be one of further growth and improvement for our District. Whangarei will look very different again by the end of it, and I know I’m going to feel both proud and humbled to have been part of that.
Whangarei: Love it here? More so, every year
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Annual Plan 2013 - 2014 [2.5mb]
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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