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Annual Budget (annual plan) 2019/2020

We have now adopted the Annual Budget 2019/2020.

​Summary of the key regional decisions

The annual budget contained a number of decisions. These included:

  • free travel for children aged 15 years and under on public transport at weekends and public holidays
  • ferry fare integration where other modes of public transport are used at the beginning and/or end of the journey, to be introduced from 1 February 2020
  • a one-off $5 million contribution to the Auckland City Mission’s HomeGround project.

We also consulted on a number of proposals that resulted in the following changes being adopted.

  • Increase to the waste management targeted rate base service charge
  • Extending food scraps collection targeted rates to the North Shore former trial area
  • Adjusting the urban rating area
  • Changes to rating of religious use properties
  • Waitākere rural sewerage service and targeted rate.

We are increasing the following regulatory fees so that we continue to cover the full cost of providing these services.

  • Resource consents
  • Engineering
  • Building control
  • Harbour master fees
  • Animal management

Property rates

See Changes in property rates for 2019/2020 rating year For a summary of changes in property rates.

Local board decisions

Each local board adopted their Local Board Agreement which includes funding priorities for local activities and key initiatives for 2019/2020. These decisions are detailed in Volume 2.

Amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 regarding property transfers

Read the full 10-year Budget 2018-2028 for information on the June 2019 amendment regarding property transfers.

More information

To read a summarised feedback report and to see all submissions, go to Annual Budget 2019/2020 and Proposed Amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 regarding property transfers.

If you have any further questions relating to the annual budget or the amendment, email



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