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