Draft annual plan 2013/2014
The Draft Annual Plan 2013/2014 outlines what we plan to do in the 12 months to 30 June 2014. As we continue to create the world’s most liveable city, we will also be trying to find efficiencies and savings in the way we operate.
Submissions and hearings have now closed. All submissions will be considered by the governing body and local boards before they make a decision and adopt the annual plan and local board agreements in June 2013.
You can read about key topics to learn about what may change.
You can also read or print the full draft annual plan and summaries in PDF format on the documents page.
Last year, thousands of Aucklanders helped create the Auckland Plan - the roadmap to the world’s most liveable city. The Long-term Plan followed -10 years of projects and budgets to deliver on that vision.
This is year two of the 10 year plan. We have scrutinised our projects and budgets to ensure we are delivering value to Aucklanders. Without losing focus on boosting our economy, improving transport and building strong communities, proposed average rates increases are down from 4.8 to no more than 2.9 per cent. This is the third year in a row we will have cut the forecasted increase.
Our focus is now on delivering an Auckland we can all be proud of, while making sure we get value for the dollars we spend. Despite the challenges of amalgamation, we have reduced our costs significantly and with little impact on services.
Over the next year we will:
- invest more than $175 million in local libraries, parks, recreational, arts and cultural facilities
- designate and secure the route for our most transformational project, the City Rail Link, and progress other major transport projects such as AMETI and the Albany Highway
- boost employment and business opportunities through investment projects, including attracting both domestic and international visitors.