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Our Annual Plan

Each year we plan ahead for the next 12 months. In our Annual Plan, we also outline our major projects, and how we intend to pay for these (which includes the setting of next year’s rates). If the Long-Term Plan is the grand strategy, mapping our goals for Napier in the decade ahead, then the Annual Plan details how we’ll get there.

Our Annual Plan also shows how we’re tracking against our Long Term Plan. It gives us an opportunity to review information, update budgets and make adjustments if we need to.    

Because even the best-made plans sometimes don’t go to plan! There are various reasons we make changes – sometimes we can’t deliver what we hoped and have to push a project into next year, or there might be compelling reasons to bring work forward that was scheduled for further down the track.

Our Annual Plan 2019/20

Our draft Annual Plan 2019/20 (5 MB) includes some significant proposed changes to our Long Term Plan. That's why we’re asking you for your input. Some of the proposed changes include:

Where your money goes

This infographic outlines our priority areas from our Long Term Plan - and what we're intending to do in 2019/20.

Consulting Napier

Many of our proposed changes involve trade-offs. An example? Our recycling levy is currently $19 per household per year, yet the actual cost is $72 per household (and rising). We have been covering the shortfall from our reserves (savings), but this is obviously not sustainable long-term. And so we're proposing either:

  • A part-pay option now where we increase the levy by $39 per household per year over the next three years - and continue meeting part of the cost from our reserves.
  • A full cost option which costs an extra $76 per year (with a corresponding greater rates increase). 

The kerbside recycling question is one of a number in our proposed Annual Plan where we need to find out what our community wants. Your views will help guide our decisions and shape the Plan.

Key dates 

The consultation period runs from Monday 8 April until Monday 13 May. You can give us your feedback right now - right here! - or pop along to a community meeting to find out more.

Community Feedback meetings
  • Monday 15 April, 6.00-7.00pm. Small Exhibition Hall, Napier War Memorial Centre
  • Wednesday 17 April, 11.00am-12.00pm. Greenmeadows East Community Hall, 83 Tait Drive, Taradale.
  • Thursday 2 May, 6.00-7.00pm. Living Waters, 9 Durham Street, Tamatea.
 Annual Plan deliberation
  • Tuesday 4 June, 9.00am. Large Exhibition Hall, Napier War Memorial CentreWhere Council deliberates on the public feedback we've received and puts forward the revised annual plan. 
Annual Plan adoption
  • Friday 28 June, 3pm. Council Chamber, Hawke's Bay Regional Council. The revised annual plan will be put to Council for adoption.   

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