Council adopts Annual Plan 2017/18
Southland councillors adopted the Annual Plan 2017/18 this week. It updates the
forecasted outputs and financial information in the third year of council’s
current 2015-2025 Long-term Plan (LTP).
The overall rate increase for the 2017/18
year is 5.90% (equating to $873,857). This is below the forecasted increase in
the Long-term Plan of 6.64%.
Environment Southland Chairman Nicol
Horrell said in setting the rates for the year, the council was mindful of the
challenging economic climate and also the significant demands being placed on
it by central government, particularly in the freshwater space.
are no significant changes to what was in the LTP, therefore the council will
not be consulting on the Annual Plan 2017/18. However, Chairman Horrell said
councillors are always available and interested in people’s views and
encouraged people to contact their local councillors if there was something
they wanted to discuss.
Annual Plan becomes operational from the end of June. Both the Annual Plan
2017/18 and the Annual Plan 2017/18 Overview document are available
Page reviewed: 19 May 2017 12:00am