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Annual Plan 2019/20
The Annual Plan 2019/20 [PDF, 4889 KB] was adopted by the Council on 12 June 2019.
The Annual Plan sets out the Council’s operational and financial plans for the coming financial year. It covers the second year of the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028.
Our capital programme for 2019/20 forecasts a total expenditure of $173 million. Major building projects we’ll be working on this year include the new Rolleston library Te Ara Ātea and the Rolleston town centre ($22 million), Foster Park indoor courts ($21 million), Selwyn Aquatic Centre extension ($13.8 million), the new Health Hub proposal ($15 million) and new facilities at the Pines Resource Recovery Park ($3.2 million).
Major infrastructure projects include Rolleston town centre roading projects ($12 million), district-wide water quality improvements ($3.5 million), wastewater projects ($2.6 million) and the Shands/Blakes Road intersection upgrade ($5 million), which is subject to NZTA funding.
Across the district, residents can expect to see progress on seismic strengthening and other improvements at community centres, LED street lighting renewal and upgrading of freedom camping sites. Visitor promotions, events and our arts, culture and lifelong learning services will also benefit from continuing investment.
We’ll also continue to support our townships with local initiatives like playgrounds, cycleways, neighbourhood and recreation reserve developments, and recycling facilities.
Increases in operating expenditure will largely be offset by an increase in our operating revenue, mainly due to higher than expected population growth.
For ratepayers, the average rate rise across the district for the year beginning 1 July 2019 will be approximately 6%, which is what we confirmed in the LTP last year. This is an average figure, and individual rates movements may vary for different properties depending on the services provided, and property valuation changes that have recently occurred.
The confirmed rates are largely unchanged from what was signalled last year in the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028. Overall rates across the district will rise by an average of about six per cent.
Check out the links on this page for a summary of key projects and local initiatives, and information on changes to rates for 2019/20.
You can also read the summary booklet [PDF, 3267 KB], which was distributed to residents during April-May 2019.