Proposed annual plan 2020/21
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council has worked hard to reassess all our budget and plans for the coming year; focusing on making sure we're in the best position to support the Kāpiti Coast district through this crisis and out the other side.
Our proposed draft 2020/21 Annual Plan focuses on delivering our district’s essential infrastructure and services, and supporting our community and economy to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the 2020/21 year the Kāpiti Coast District Council is proposing a 2.6% average rates increase. This amounts to an average increase of around $1.65 per week, per rates bill.
To go any lower than 2.6%, or to have a zero rates increase, would defer necessary costs or require us to make cuts to services – which would then lead to higher than average rates increases in future years to enable us to ‘catch-up’. It would also limit the Council’s ability to support the district to recover from COVID-19.
The draft 2020/21 Annual Plan does not depart significantly from what is already included in Year Three of our 2018–38 Long Term Plan. There are no new spending proposals, or changes to levels of service.
We know many people and local businesses are facing uncertainty, and we'll be monitoring the extended impacts of the pandemic on our community. We may recommend reprioritising some funding for further recovery initiatives.
Council has set up a COVID-19 support package – for more information and to register interest, go to Support package.
We have published a summary of our draft 2020/21 Annual Plan. More information will be available in the coming days.
Council issued a press release after the 30 April Council meeting in which decisions were made about the 2020/21 Annual plan.
Components of the Draft Annual Plan include the 2020/21 Draft Annual Plan Information Document, and:
- Cost of activity statements – draft
- Prospective financial statements – draft
- Prospective statement of reserve and special funds – draft
- Prospective funding impact statement – council wide – draft
- Significant accounting policies – draft
- Funding impact statement – rating policies – draft
- Forecast capital spending – draft
- Disclosure statement – draft
- Forecast rating units – draft
- Schedule of user fees and charges – draft.
See our rates calculator to check the proposed rates for your property.
Note: Make sure you click Next Rating Year (2020/2021) at the top under the Property details heading, to see the proposed rates.
As our draft Annual Plan for 2020/21 largely reflects Year Three of the Council’s 2018–38 Long Term Plan, we are not calling for formal submissions. However, the Council is always interested in your views. If you have questions or comments, let us know by 5pm Friday 29 May.
- email email@example.com or phone 04 296 4700
- get in touch with a councillor
- speak at a Council meeting. To find out more about participating at meetings, check out Public participation at meetings and forums, or phone 04 296 4700.
|30 April 2020||Councillors agree on the proposed draft 2020/21 Annual Plan|
|May/June 2020||Investigate further opportunities for reducing costs|
|25 June 2020||2020/21 Annual Plan formally adopted by Council|
|July 2020||2020/21 Annual Plan operative|