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Annual plan 2017/18

The 2017/18 annual plan is currently open for public consultation. 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 will be out and about over the coming month 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're now seeking submissions on our draft annual plan.  Feedback closes at 5pm, Monday 1 May 2017.

If you submit feedback, you will have the option of speaking to the Council about your submission.  Public hearings will be held from 15-17 May 2017.

Provide feedback online

From our website you can also access our online submission portal to provide your feedback:

Access our consultation portal

If you haven’t provided feedback online before, you’ll need to set up a login. It’s quick and simple to do and you can use the same login to provide input on other Council consultations.

Other ways to provide feedback

There are a number of other ways to provide your feedback to Council. You can give us feedback by completing the submission form in the consultation document, or writing us a letter or email, then:

  • email to annualplan@kapiticoast.govt.nz 
  • post to Annual plan submissions, c/- Kāpiti Coast District Council,  Private Bag 60601,  Paraparaumu 5254 
  • put your completed form in one of the submission boxes at Council service centres and libraries.

Next steps

Submissions on our draft annual plan close at 5pm, Monday 1 May 2017.

Submitters who have 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: