Have your say on city spending plan
If you would like to have a say on how the Auckland Council spends your rates money, now is the time.
The council’s plans are outlined in the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 which has opened for public consultation.
The plan details the proposed budget, activities and investment programme for the next financial year.
It also includes draft local board agreements that highlight each of the board’s priorities, projects and advocacy issues.
The council plans to spend $1.8 billion in 2014 and 2015, saying population growth and public demand for improved infrastructure requires significant investment.
Among the projects up for discussion are progressing the City Rail Link to the next stage and upgrading town centres including Mt Albert.
The council is seeking feedback on the draft plan, including the local projects and proposed budget changes raised by each local board.
Through the draft annual plan the council is also consulting on implementing a strategy for Eden Park, Mount Smart, Western Springs and North Harbour stadiums that involves developing new facilities, shifting some sporting codes and streamlining operations at each venue to more efficiently accommodate major events and ensure the venues’ long-term success.