Annual Plan 2017/18

Welcome to the third year of Waimakariri District Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2015-2025 proposed work programme and budgets, the draft Annual Plan 2017/18.

The Council adopted the Draft Annual Plan 2017/18 and Consultation Document at its meeting on Tuesday 7 March 2017 for public consultation.

Submissions opened on Friday 10 March and closed Tuesday 11 April 2017. Eighty-three submissions were received, raising 256 individual submission points. Submission topics included:

  • Capital Projects
  • Community Facilities
  • Development Contributions Policy Review
  • Developing our Long Term Plan 2018-2028
  • District Plan
  • Easter Sunday Trading
  • Emergency Management
  • Rates
  • Requests for Funding
  • Speed Limits

Hearings were held in Kaiapoi and Rangiora on Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 May respectively, with 26 submitters wanting to be heard.

We would like to thank all those who provided feedback (pdf, 36.1 MB) on our Draft Annual Plan 2017/18 and who came along to present their submissions in person.

The Council will be considering and deliberating on all draft Annual Plan submissions during Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 May and will adopt the Annual Plan for 2017/18 on Tuesday 20 June 2017.


Contained in this Draft Annual Plan Consultation Document (CD) are proposed changes to the work programme and budgets, and key considerations for Council to address during 2017/18. One of the decisions to be made is whether or not Council should develop a policy for shops to have the option of trading on Easter Sunday. However, before we decide, we really want to hear from you and what you think.

In 2017/18 our main priority continues to be the upgrade and maintenance of core infrastructure for water supply, wastewater and stormwater, ensuring the network remains resilient, safe and cost effective.  This work programme is reflected in an average district wide rate increase of 3.8%, lower than that forecast in the LTP at 5%.

The third year of our LTP is about making sure we continue to deliver on our commitment to maintain existing services, invest in required infrastructure renewal, and spend wisely on new infrastructure needed to support the anticipated further growth of the district. We look forward to your feedback on information contained in this CD.

Draft Annual Plan 2017/18 Consultation Document

Section Size

Table of Contents & Welcome PDF, 411.4 KB
Our Focus PDF, 250.3 KB
Reshaping Our Capital Works Programme PDF, 136.9 KB
What's Happening With My Rates PDF, 363.8 KB
Environmental Landscape PDF, 248.4 KB
Easter Sunday Trading PDF, 916.1 KB
Developing Our Long Term Plan For 2018-2028 PDF, 38.0 KB
Tells Us What You Think (Submission Form) PDF, 41.7 KB

Related Information

The General Plan Consultation Document includes brief financial summaries relating to various sections of the plan. Full detail can be found in the following budget review report:

The purpose of the annual plan is to describe the activities of Council and provide a basis for accountability of those activities to the community. This Annual Plan is a continuation of decisions agreed to in the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 (LTP), which outlined the use of Council’s resources for the next ten years:

How your money is being spent in 2017/18

Ever wonder what your council does? We deliver a broad range of services to our community which enhances the lives of our many residents on a daily basis. Here's a selection of the service costs per day that are taken from rates over the course of this year. These costs are based on average rates for properties where the service is available.

General Plan 2017-18 Info Graphic

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