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Waimakariri District Council adopted its Annual Plan 2019 - 2020 today announcing an average 4.8% rise in rates – 0.3% higher than what was signalled in the Draft Annual Plan.
The Annual Plan describes the activities of Council and provides a basis for accountability of those activities to the community.
In line with the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP), the Annual Plan focused on implementation of LTP projects and asked for feedback on a number of decisions affecting residents in the coming year.
Mayor David Ayers says while these decisions will see average rates increase 0.3% more than signalled during the draft Annual Plan the focus on infrastructure and sustainable use of resources is necessary.
“As a District, we have undertaken a lot of earthquake recovery work and are now in a phase where our focus is on planning to sustainably cater for our projected growth. This is an exciting time and I look forward to seeing Waimakariri continue to grow as a vibrant and exciting place.”
Over 120 submissions were received, with 33 people choosing to present to the Council in person.
After analysing submissions the Council approved to:
The Council also voted to support:
Mayor David Ayers says, “It is important to provide support to local initiatives across the District. We also need to improve our civic building in line with both our population and staff growth if we want to continue to provide good service for our residents.”
What’s happening with rates?
Our projected average rate increase, excluding the ‘opt-in’ kerbside refuse collection service, is 4.8%. This compares to 4.5% signalled in the draft Annual Plan and 4.3% signalled during last year’s LTP.
Rate increases for individual properties across the District will vary depending on the services received by the property and the extent of new upgrades needed to water, sewer or drainage systems in those areas.
Accordingly, some properties’ rate increase will be more than 4.8% and for others it will be less.
Residents can find out their individual rates increase by visiting waimakariri.govt.nz.