Annual plan

Annual plan.  

The Annual budget (Annual plan)

Each year Auckland Council is required to have a plan in place that outlines its:

  • prioritised activities and projects
  • intended service levels
  • funding information
  • financial policies for the coming year.

A long-term plan is produced every three years. This sets out the direction, priorities and funding for the next ten years.

An annual plan is then produced for each year in between long-term plans. This provides an opportunity to refresh the information for the coming year and consult with the community on any changes that are proposed.

Annual budget (Annual plan) 2016/2017

The process is now underway for the 2016/2017 Annual Plan.

Consultation with Aucklanders closed on Thursday 24 March. View the reports on the consultation below:

Annual Plan 2016/2017 consultation feedback overview report (PDF 446KB)
Annual Plan 2016/2017 consultation feedback rating policy report (PDF 633KB)

You can download an index showing the name of each submitter:

Annual Plan 2016/2017 submitter index (PDF 312KB)

To view the full detail of a submission, see the submissions page.


  • 10 February 2016 - Council adopts consultation document and supporting material
  • 15 February to 24 March 2016 - Public consultation period
  • 13 May 2016 - Council decision making
  • 30 June 2016 - Annual Plan adoption and setting rates

To read detailed consultation information, visit Shape Auckland.

Annual budget 2016/2017 rates guide

Annual Plan 2014/2015

We received feedback from nearly 2000 Aucklanders during the draft plan’s consultation period. The final Annual Plan 2014/2015 was adopted on 26 June 2014.

The Annual Plan 2014/2015 sees continued momentum by investing $1.15 billion in new and improved assets. Combined with $525 million to restore and replace existing assets, Auckland Council’s total planned capital expenditure programme for 2014/2015 is $1.7 billion.

Auckland Council continues to deliver the diverse range of services provided by the former councils. This focus is on providing these more efficiently and tailored to address Auckland’s future growth. The operating cost to deliver these services in 2014/2015 is projected to be $3.3 billion.

The two key consultation topics within the plan were the proposal to annualise the Auckland Arts Festival and requesting feedback on RFA’s proposed stadium strategy. These topics do not have a financial impact on 2014/2015 budget; however the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 provided a timely vehicle for seeking feedback on these important areas, which is year three of the Long-term Plan (2012-2022).

The council is also now working on its next long-term plan for adoption in June 2015. 

The Annual Plan 2014/2015 in full

Download the plan in either PDF or HTML:

Volume 1 - Our Plan for 2014/2015 (PDF 6.2MB)

Volume 1 - Our Plan for 2014/2014 (HTML 6.2MB)

Volume 2 - Local Board Information and Agreements (PDF 8.3MB)

Volume 2 - Local Board Information and Agreements (HTML 4.3MB)

Hard copies will be available for viewing at libraries, local board offices and service centres by the end of July.

If you would like a hard copy or Microsoft Word version on the plan please email the Annual Plan Team or contact us.

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