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The 10-year Budget 2018-2028

Every three years we adopt a 10-year budget (long-term plan). We hold a full public consultation each time.

10-year budget 2018-2028 consultation is now closed

We are currently producing the 10-year Budget for 2018-2028.

Our consultation with Aucklanders closed on 28 March 2018.

We are currently processing the feedback provided in the consultation and an overview report will be available on 9 May 2018.

Elected members will make decisions in May 2018 and finalise the budget in June 2018.

If you have any questions relating to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028 email

See Have your say on Auckland's future to read about the topics we wanted your feedback on.


10-year budget planning roadmap

A 10-year budget planning roadmap illustrates the process we follow.

We will update it as we work through the process.

Introduction of the 10-year budget - 22 August 2017

The introduction will communicate the mayor's intent for this 10-year budget (long-term plan (LTP)) and provide broad context.

Political workshops - September to November 2017

Councillors meet regularly to discuss Auckland's most pressing issues (both regionally and locally).

In the context of the mayor's intent, our staff provide information on the current state and pressures on the city.

Various scenarios, costs and impacts are detailed so that councillors can have informed discussions on the mayoral proposal later in the year.

Mayoral proposal - 30 November 2017

The mayor sets out his proposal which includes issues on which to consult the public.

The mayor delivered his proposal for the 10-year budget 2018-2028 at the Finance and Performance committee meeting on 30 November. Watch the meeting or see the Mayor Phil Goff's vision for Auckland page for details of the proposal.

Political consideration and decision making - December 2017

On 11 December 2017, the governing body agreed to the following items for consultation:

  • Introduction of a regional fuel tax to fund transport infrastructure and activities
  • An average general rates rises of 2.5 per cent for the first two years and 3.5 per cent for each year after that
  • The Uniform Annual General Charge increases in line with the general rates increase
  • Resumption of the Long-term Differential Strategy relating to business and residential rates
  • Introduction of a water quality targeted rate to raise $400 million to fund the Water Quality Improvement Programme
  • Introduction of a natural environment targeted rate to raise either:
    • an additional $123 million (total $220 million) to fund projects to protect our natural environment and tackle Kauri dieback disease
    • an additional $279 million (total $376 million) for Kauri dieback and targeted ecological protection.
  • Changes to the rating of the online accommodation sector, including the introduction of an additional rating differential for properties with a medium level of occupancy
  • Disestablishment of the council-controlled organisation Auckland Council Investments Limited. The investments in Auckland International Airport Limited and Ports of Auckland Limited are to be transferred to council. 

Consultation will take place 28 February - 28 March 2018.

Adoption of consultation - 21 February 2018

The Governing Body meets to adopt a consultation document and supporting information.

Public consultation - 28 February to 28 March 2018

Formal public consultation takes place from early February to late March.

We hold feedback events during this time.

Deliberations on consultation feedback - April to May 2018

Local and regional workshops are held to discuss consultation feedback. Workshops are held to discuss budget issues, implications and trade-offs.

Adoption of The 10-year Budget (LTP) 2018-2028 - 27 June 2018

We finalise local board agreements, budgets and 10-year budget (LTP) documentation in June.

The Governing Body adopts The 10-year Budget (LTP) 2018‐2028 in late June.

Get a copy of The 10-year Budget 2018-2028 road map

​For enquiries about our 10-year budgets, email the Long-term Plan Team.