Proposed Annual Plan 2020/21 - Mahere-a-Tau

The Annual Plan 2020/2021 was adopted on 30 June 2020.

Annual Plan 2020/21 banner

Annual Plan Deliberations 2 June 2020

Agenda - Annual Plan Deliberations 

Annual Plan Hearings 4-5 May 2020

A copy of the submissions received can be found here. Hearing pack all submissions

Tabled Submissions and attachments

Submitter AP20_104 - Alastair Brickell - Further information (fees and charges omitted) 

Submitter AP20_105 - Brian Dixon - Attachment 

Submitter AP20_136 - Dianne Connors - Submission notes

Submitter AP20_ 204 - Lynda Dacey - Submission in Lieu

Submittter AP20_220 - Alastair Sims - Additional notes

Submitter AP20_223 - Susan and Anthony Jacobs - Attachment

Submitter AP20_247 - Anna Horne- Additional Comments and Submission page 4 (6/4/2020), submission in lieu (4/5/2020) Mercury Bay Cycling Strategy

Submitter AP20_259 - Ron King - Submission, Email with additional information and  attachment provided by TCDC for redability

Submitter AP20_ 263 - Ross Ferraby - Submission, attached Email and additional information Whangamata Boardwalk 

Submitter AP20_ 264- Jacqui and Sam Dorotich Wymer Family Trust 

Submitter AP20_ 265-  Meryl Marks 

Later Submissions Submitter AP20_266-269 - K Wymer, P & J Van Groendaal and J Schonewille

Hearings were held via audio visual link on 4 and 5 May 2020 and the unedited recordings are here:

May 4

Hearing session 1:

Hearing session 2:

Hearing session 3:

May 5

Hearing session 1:

Hearing session 2:

This consultation and COVID-19

We received more than 242 submissions on our proposed Annual Plan during the consultation period from 10 March to 14 April - so thanks to everyone who took the time to go through the supporting documents and send us their feedback. Thirty-seven people spoke to our Council over the two days of online hearings.

Rates increase proposal

  • Pre-COVID-19 Council proposed to increase rates to an average 9.98 per cent for the 2020/2021 financial year. COVID-19 affected Council activities and this was  taken into account for the setting of the rates in the Annual Plan.
  • The proposed 9.98 per cent increase translates to an average per property cost increase of $287 for the year.

Some fees and charges were proposed to increase

  • The most significant changes were proposed in the solid waste activity. 
  • Other smaller increases were also proposed for some services.

Our consultation document explains the reasons behind the proposed rates increase and also spells out some options around the Uniform Annual General Charge (UAGC) portion of the rates - should it remain at 20 percent of total rates, or be lower or higher? 

Consultation closed at 5pm 14 April!

In the public consultation, we also asked for feedback on which Council services you valued the most and which ones were no longer relevant or could be reduced in order to provide savings. This information will be used to inform our Long Term Plan for 2021-2031, which is in the works right now. You'll have a chance to provide us your feedback on the Long Term Plan early next year (2021).

In addition to the Consultation Document, further information can be found in the supporting information.

Consultation Document 

2020/2021 Annual Plan Consultation Document.

Supporting information 

1. Rating examples for the Uniform Annual General Charge.

2. Proposed schedule of changes to fees and charges for 2020/21.

3. Capital expenditure projects planned for 2020/21.

4. How rates are spent.

5. Prospective financial statements.

6. Additional financial information - summary of increased operational expenditure for 2018/19.

You can use the Online Rates Calculator to calculate the proposed rates for your property in 2020/2021 for Option A.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07 868 0200 or email