Emergency Budget 2020/2021 consultation now closed
Consultation on the Emergency Budget 2020/2021 closed on 19 June 2020.
We are currently processing your feedback and using it to produce a feedback summary. This will be available from 16 July 2020.
Elected members will make decisions on 16 July 2020 and seek final adoption of the budget on 30 July 2020.
If you have any questions relating to the Annual Budget 2020/2021 email: email@example.com
For all information relating to the consultation, see akhaveyoursay.nz/emergency-budget.
February/March Annual Budget 2020/2021 consultation
In February/March this year, we consulted with you on a number of proposed minor changes to rates and fees for the Annual Budget 2020/2021.
Since this consultation was conducted, the financial landscape has changed almost beyond comprehension. However, the choices facing the community and decision makers remain the same.
Emergency Budget 2020/2021 will include the decisions we have made.
Decisions we've made
We consulted on a number of proposals and after considering your feedback we have made the following decisions:
Waitākere rural sewerage service changes
Waitākere Ranges Local Board area
We will retain the Waitākere rural sewerage service for ratepayers in the Waitākere Ranges Local Board area.
The targeted rate will increase from 1 July 2021 for ratepayers in this area. This is to recover the full cost of providing the service.
Henderson-Massey Local Board area
We will discontinue the Waitākere rural sewerage service and targeted rate for ratepayers in the Henderson-Massey Local Board area from 1 July 2021.
Upper Harbour Local Board area
We will discontinue the Waitākere rural sewerage service and targeted rate for ratepayers in the Upper Harbour Local Board area from 1 July 2021.
We have agreed to this change in the Upper Harbour Local Board area in principle, subject to any further feedback we receive in the
Emergency Budget 2020/2021 consultation.
Swimming pool fencing inspection fee change
A swimming pool fencing inspection targeted rate will replace the inspection fee.
Clevedon targeted rates change
We will introduce a Clevedon wastewater and water targeted rate for those ratepayers who want to connect to the ‘town’ water supply.
Retrofit Your Home scheme changes
A Home Fit assessment will be required for all applications for the Retrofit Your Home scheme greater than $2000. The cost ($260 plus GST) will be recovered through the targeted rate.
Warkworth targeted rates change
We will introduce a new targeted rate for one Warkworth Business Improvement District.
Manukau Central Business Improvement District change
The Manukau Central Business Improvement District will be expanded.
Central Park Henderson Business Improvement District target rates change
We agreed to introduce a new targeted rate for Central Park Henderson Business Improvement District subject to further engagement with affected businesses.
For further information see
Emergency Budget 2020/21- Other rates changes.
Waste management changes
The waste management base service targeted rate will be increased.
The waste management standard refuse rate in former Auckland City and Manukau City areas will be increased.
These waste management proposals were agreed in principle subject to any further feedback we receive in the Emergency Budget consultation.
Regulatory fee changes
Having considered your feedback, we have decided to introduce changes to the following regulatory fees to increase transparency and cover the full cost of providing these services:
- Changes to building and resource consent fees and deposits.
- New micro‐mobility device (i.e. e‐scooters) license deposit.
- Increase high impact commercial event permit fee from $1100 to $1500.
- The changes to our regulatory fees will come into effect from 1 July 2020.
Local board priorities
We consulted on local board priorities during the Annual Budget 2020/2021 consultation in February and March 2020.
Local boards will make decisions on their priorities in July 2020.
Submissions and feedback on the Annual Plan 2020/2021
For a summarised feedback report and all the submissions we received, see
Feedback submissions received.