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About these metrics
We are committed to ensuring that ratepayers receive value for money. We carefully evaluate any investment or activity we plan to ensure it delivers more benefits than costs.
We also work to ensure we are efficient. We have identified efficiency savings of more than $200 million a year since amalgamation. These gains mean we can keep a lid on rates increases.
Our debt is increasing. A growing Auckland means we are investing in improvements for the region and its infrastructure. But the council is careful not to borrow for ongoing core operating expenses, but only for capital projects, such as parks and the City Rail Link.