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Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

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2020/2021 He aronga poto i Te Tahua Pūtea

Emergency Budget 2020/2021

After considering all relevant factors, including public feedback and the impact of COVID-19 and drought, we decided on a budget which maintained the previously planned 3.5 per cent average general rates increase and minimised cuts to services and investment.

Budget decisions we made in response to public feedback

  • Maintain a capital investment programme of over $2.5 billion in 2020/2021.
  • Maintain investment in initiatives to reduce our climate emissions, support the homeless and extend the living wage to contract cleaners.
  • Reinstate $40 million of transport capital expenditure, including safety funding.
  • Not reduce the local board discretionary funding.
  • Not reduce library opening hours.

See Emergency Budget 2020/2021 consultation to read the submissions we received and a feedback summary report

Explore the summary of the emergency budget

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This is a summary of the Emergency Budget 2020/2021. See Emergency Budget 2020/2021 documents for complete information and financial details.

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