Auckland Council draft budget 2017/18 consultation

Auckland Council draft budget 2017/18 consultation

06 Feb 2017

The mayor proposed new revenue streams as an alternative to large rates increases to fund investment in infrastructure to accommodate Auckland's growth. Topics for consultation included general rates increase of either 2%,2.5% or 3%; the business rating differential reduction to be paused for a year; a targeted rate on accommodation providers for tourism promotion; a targeted rate to fund infrastructure for new housing, and a living wage for staff. Submissions closed on 27 March and the formal Annual Budget was adopted in June 2017.

Click here for GETBA's submission.