The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted Auckland. Our people, communities and businesses have all been affected by the health-related restrictions, border closure and resulting economic impacts.
Auckland Council is no different. Because over half of the money we collect to pay for the services Auckland needs come from sources other than rates, we are facing a severe revenue challenge over the coming year.
We consulted on the Annual Budget 2020/2021 in February/March 2020, but with COVID-19 we are facing a very different financial picture.
There is no business as usual scenario for next year’s budget and we have had to respond quickly. We are, therefore, calling this our emergency budget.
We need your input on some bold decisions we need to make to address the revenue gap and to help support Auckland’s recovery.