Annual Plan 2017-18

Cover - Annual Plan 2017-18.Every year we plan for the coming year. The annual plan is made after receiving input from you about the services you need. The plan also outlines major projects we are undertaking, and how these will be paid for.

Annual plans are produced for the years between Long-term Plans. Annual plans give us the opportunity to refresh information and budgets for the coming year, and include the setting of rates.

The Annual Plan 2017-18 delivers on our priorities of: putting children and young people at the center of city decisions; a healthy and protected harbour and catchment; a growing, prosperous and regionally connected city; and a great village and city experience.

After reading and listening to all the feedback we received on the Annual Plan 2017–18, Porirua City Council has reached some key decisions.

Your rates

The Council agreed an average rate increase of 4.5% and this, along with the other decisions outlined below, went into the final Annual Plan 2017–18 and was adopted on 28 June 2017.

A City Development Rate, improvements to the city’s Civic Building, Porirua’s community bus Te Pahi and the living wage were among topics discussed at the 8 June meeting by the Porirua City Council, following feedback from 400 submitters on the Annual Plan 2017–18.

Key decisions made

  • The Council voted unanimously against: introducing a $1m City Development Rate; raising the rural differential from 0.7 to 0.75; and lowering the Uniform Annual General Charge from $420 to $390. After listening to the communities’ views, the Council considered it important the commercial sector has confidence that Porirua is a great place to do business, as they are important for the growth and development of our city.
  • Decisions on the option to renovate the city’s Civic Building in Cobham Court have been deferred. Instead it was recommended that the project be considered as part of the Long-term Plan (LTP) 2018–2038 to ensure the best decision is made.
  • Council supported the continuation of Te Pahi for the upcoming year, with the understanding that additional sponsorship will be necessary to ensure the ongoing viability of the bus.
  • The Council received a significant number of submissions on the living wage and agreed that officers report back on a remuneration policy that includes affordability issues in time for consideration in the LTP. The Council also agreed to adopt the principles of the living wage.

Annual Plan document

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