The Draft Annual Business Plan has been developed within an overall planning framework which sets the strategic directions for the Council over the medium and long term and converts these into annual actions and outputs.
Council uses financial modelling tools to examine the potential impact of its decisions over the long term. The modelling provides a high-level budget framework to guide us when preparing the budget detail and ensure we understand the impact of decisions made today on our future.
In 2017/18 Council has continued with a strategy that will maintain the operating surplus position it has achieved in ensuring Council continues to be financially sustainable whilst delivering the range of services and infrastructure for affordable rates.
The high level framework for development of the annual budget 2017/18 proposes a 2.7% rates increase plus new property growth of 1.2% for which it will deliver:
The Draft plan includes projects for consultation which Council will review against the high level budget parameters in determining the final budget and rates increase.
We are consulting on a range of projects and your feedback will help us to decide the priorities in the final budget.
View the Draft Annual Business Plan Projects Infographic below and Draft Annual Business Plan 2017/18.
This year, we have developed a wide range of ways you can have a say.
Register to be part of our Budget Webinar being held on 10 May.
Make an online submission.
Ask staff a question.
Request to make a deputation to Council on 24 April.