Annual Plan 2020/21

Welcome to the third year of Waimakariri District Council’s Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028 work programme and budgets, the Annual Plan 2020/21.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Waimakariri District Council revised the Draft Annual Plan 2020 – 2021 to keep rate increases as low as possible – from a proposed 4% down to 1.5%. The revision was to ease the immediate pressure on households during a difficult time while stimulating economic recovery of the District. Further to this, the Council is drafting a Recovery Plan which will assess economic impacts of the pandemic on the District and signal the desired outcomes and actions to address the immediate, short and long-term needs of our community as we bounce back.

Meanwhile, a number of key projects the Council signalled as being underway, such as building new park and ride carparks in Kaiapoi and Rangiora, urban cycleway projects, designing Park and Ride facilities, continuing to develop our corporate Sustainability Strategy, developing a Climate Change Response Strategy, building Stadium Waimakariri, updating our natural hazard maps, and updating the Community Outcomes, are all progressing in 2020/21.

The changes to the budget has saved $2.9m in spending and also $2.2m in planned rates funding.

Download the plan:
Annual Plan 2020/2021 pdf, 7.9 MB

The Council adopted the Annual Plan 2020/21 at its meeting on Tuesday 16 June 2020.