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Annual plan 2017/18

Public consultation on the 2017/18 annual plan closed on 1 May. Each year we consider what’s set out in the long term plan for the coming year, and review it in light of any changes or developments that require us to adapt our planning.

Plans set our direction | Consultation documents | What does it mean for my rates? | Let us know what you think | Next steps | Supporting information

Plans set our direction

Our current overarching plan is the FutureKāpiti Long term plan 2015-35, which was adopted by the Council in 2015 following extensive community consultation. This plan started the journey for Kāpiti to become a vibrant, diverse and thriving district.

While the long term plan maps out our plans for the upcoming 20 years, we also need the flexibility to adjust the plan as circumstances require. Mayor K Gurunathan says:

“Our planning for 2017/18 reflects our work following through on our long term commitments while responding to more recent changes.”

This 2017/18 annual plan sets out adjustments to our long term plans, and the level of rates for the 2017/18 financial year.

We’re very keen to hear your feedback on the proposed average rates and the services we provide. If you’d like to see lower rates, please let us know which Council services and facilities you would like to see adjusted to reduce rates.

Consultation document

Our consultation document summarises developments in the past two years and proposes some changes to our planning and budgets for the 2017/18 financial year – year three of our long term plan: 

Printed copies of the consultation document are available at libraries and Council service centres.

Further information is available in:

Alongside feedback on our annual plan we are also seeking feedback on the Wellington region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP)

Councillors were out and about during the consultation period, talking to Kāpiti residents about the annual plan: 

  • Paekākāriki Market – Saturday 1 April, 10am – 12.30pm
  • Paraparaumu Beach Market, Marine Parade – Saturday 8 April, 9am – 12:30pm
  • Waitohu School Gala, Te Manuao Rd, Ōtaki – Sunday 9 April, 11am – 2pm
  • Waikanae Market, Waikanae Park, Ngarara Road / Park Ave - Saturday 22 April, 9am – midday.

What does it mean for my rates?

The proposed average rates increase across the district for 2017/18 is 5.9%, Actual rates increase for individual properties will differ, however:

Let us know what you think

We've been seeking submissions on our draft annual plan.  Feedback via online portal, email, post and submission boxes closed at 5pm, Monday 1 May 2017.

Next steps

Submitters who indicated they wish to speak to the Council about their submission will be contacted after the submission closing date to arrange a time for this. Public hearings will be held from 15 –17 May 2017, with an evening hearing on 15 May for those unable to attend during the day.

After reviewing all submissions and hearing from submitters who wish to address them, the Council will make final decisions on the content of the annual plan on 15 June 2017 and formally adopt the FutureKāpiti Annual plan 2017/18 on 29 June 2017.

Consultation timeline

Supporting information

Draft 2017/18 annual plan components:

Amended long term plan policy:

Annual plan submissions closed on 1 May

Check the proposed 2017/18 rates for your property