The Council adopted the 2011/12 Annual plan on 30 June 2011.
The 22 February earthquake dramatically affected the normal Annual Plan process causing a complete revision of budgets, capital projects scheduling and levels of service. Because of the earthquake the Council faced budget deficits of $73.8 million over three years.
The Mayor and Councillors adopted an Annual Plan which includes a 5.34 per cent rate increase and an additional 1.76 per cent rate increase over five years to repay the deficit.
A two-week feedback period ran from 11 – 27 June and feedback was received from 63 individuals or groups. Community Boards also presented their feedback to the Council at hearings held on 29 June.
Feedback from Community Boards [PDF, 8.9 MB] was heard by the Council on Wednesday 29 June 2011.