Draft Annual Business Plan 16/17

Consultation has concluded


Share your views on the Draft 16/17 Budget!


The Draft Annual Business Plan has been developed within an overall planning framework which sets the strategic directions for the Council over the medium and long term and converts these into annual actions and outputs.



Council uses financial modelling tools to examine the potential impact of its decisions over the long term in determining what the community can afford for a level of rates, debt and services. The modelling provides a high level budget framework to guide us when preparing the budget detail and ensure we understand the impact of decisions made today on our future.


The Draft Annual Business Plan provides detailed information on the forecast 2016/17 budget.

The proposed rates increase is 4.9% (3.2% plus 1.7% for the Pathways to Prosperity footpath maintenance renewal project) plus new developments growth based on our forecast program for 2016/2017. This increase for the average residential ratepayer would be about $1.22 per week (0.17 cents per day) or $63.25 per year. The average residential ratepayer therefore would be investing approx. $3.71 per day to receive the infrastructure and services as laid down in the 2016/17 budget.

Project Map

View all of the projects proposed in the 2016/17 budget here in this interactive new map.

We are now seeking community feedback!



This year, we have developed a wide range of ways you can have a say. We recommend you review the Draft Annual Business Plan and then get involved by one of the following options:

Consultation closes 10 May 2016.



Share your views on the Draft 16/17 Budget!


The Draft Annual Business Plan has been developed within an overall planning framework which sets the strategic directions for the Council over the medium and long term and converts these into annual actions and outputs.



Council uses financial modelling tools to examine the potential impact of its decisions over the long term in determining what the community can afford for a level of rates, debt and services. The modelling provides a high level budget framework to guide us when preparing the budget detail and ensure we understand the impact of decisions made today on our future.


The Draft Annual Business Plan provides detailed information on the forecast 2016/17 budget.

The proposed rates increase is 4.9% (3.2% plus 1.7% for the Pathways to Prosperity footpath maintenance renewal project) plus new developments growth based on our forecast program for 2016/2017. This increase for the average residential ratepayer would be about $1.22 per week (0.17 cents per day) or $63.25 per year. The average residential ratepayer therefore would be investing approx. $3.71 per day to receive the infrastructure and services as laid down in the 2016/17 budget.

Project Map

View all of the projects proposed in the 2016/17 budget here in this interactive new map.

We are now seeking community feedback!



This year, we have developed a wide range of ways you can have a say. We recommend you review the Draft Annual Business Plan and then get involved by one of the following options:

Consultation closes 10 May 2016.


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    Currently the Plan includes a range of Capital Projects (new and upgrade works) and Operating Projects (service level increases or non-capital project items) in excess of the Long term Financial Plan parameters. 

    We are keen to hear your views on which of these proposed projects are most important to you. View the Draft Annual Business Plan.

    •  What Annual Operating Projects are most important to you? (See page 21 of the Draft Plan)

      What Capital Projects are most important to you? (See page 39 of the Draft Plan)

    • What Capital Renewal Projects are most important to you? (See page 94 of the Draft Plan)

    Share your thoughts here.

    Currently the Plan includes a range of Capital Projects (new and upgrade works) and Operating Projects (service level increases or non-capital project items) in excess of the Long term Financial Plan parameters. 

    We are keen to hear your views on which of these proposed projects are most important to you. View the Draft Annual Business Plan.

    •  What Annual Operating Projects are most important to you? (See page 21 of the Draft Plan)

      What Capital Projects are most important to you? (See page 39 of the Draft Plan)

    • What Capital Renewal Projects are most important to you? (See page 94 of the Draft Plan)

    Share your thoughts here.