Council's 10 year budget 2021 - 2031 and the city centre: have your say
Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan is open for feedback until 22 March. As well as proposed general rates increases, included are options for the reinstatement of the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate, paused last year to due to COVID, as well as the proposed extension of the City Centre Targeted Rate (CCTR) until 2031. The CCTR funds public transformation projects in the city centre and is paid for by city centre commercial property, businesses and resident ratepayers.
Proposals also include funding towards Climate Change initiatives, including procuring only electric or hydrogen buses from July this year. We consider this to be an important proposal to improve air quality in the city centre an issues which has been widely communicated.
For more information, including detailed information about proposed rating policy changes, and to have your say, go to the Auckland Council website.