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Annual Budget 2022/2023 feedback form

Transcriber's Note: If reading this e-text on a portable braille device, note that it is unproofed by touch. Tick boxes in the form are shown as three short dashes (---).

Annual Budget 2022/2023

You can read the Annual Budget 2022/2023 Consultation Document before you provide your feedback.

The document is available:

  • online at akhaveyoursay.nz/Budget
  • at any library or service centre
  • by phoning 093010101.

It has more information about the issues and choices that we want your feedback on. Your feedback must be received by 5pm Monday 28 March 2022.

All of the questions below are optional. We encourage you to give feedback online at akhaveyoursay.nz/Budget.

You can also complete this form and return it to us by using one of the following options:

Email

Scan your completed form and email it to akhaveyoursay@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

In person

Drop your completed form off at your local library or service centre.

By post

Place your completed form in an envelope and send it to freepost address: AK Have Your Say, Auckland Council, Freepost Authority 182382, Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142.

Annual Budget 2022/2023 feedback form

Your feedback will be included in public documents. All other personal details will remain private.

First name: —

Last name: —

Email address or postal address: —

Your local board/suburb: —

Is your feedback on behalf of an organisation or business? (If yes, this confirms you have authority to submit on the organisation's behalf)

Yes:---

No:---

Name of organisation or business:—

The following information is optional but will help us know whether we are hearing from all Aucklanders.

What is your gender: Female:--- Male:--- Another gender (Specify):—

What age group do you belong to?

Under 15:---

15-17:---

18-24:---

25-34:---

35-44:---

45-54:---

55-64:---

65-74:---

75+:---

Which of the following describes your ethnicity? (Select as many as apply)

Pākehā/NZ European:---

Māori:---

Chinese:---

South East Asian:---

Samoan:---

Tongan:---

Indian:---

Korean:---

Cook Islands Māori:---

Other (Specify):—

All personal information that you provide in this submission will be held and protected by Auckland Council in accordance with our privacy policy (available at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/privacy and at our libraries and service centres) and with the Privacy Act 1993.

Our privacy policy explains how we may use and share your personal information in relation to any interaction you have with the council, and how you can access and correct that information. We recommend you familiarise yourself with this policy.

To see how your rates may change go to our rates guide at akhaveyoursay.nz/Budget provide your opinion below, all questions are optional.

1 Climate action targeted rate

To assist with the following question refer to pages 12-19 of the Consultation Document.

To meet our climate ambitions, we must reduce transport emissions in Auckland by 64 per cent by 2030. To address the climate emergency and contribute to this climate goal, we are proposing spending an additional $1.045 billion (including government funding and other sources) over the next 10 years on a series of targeted actions to reduce emissions and support adaptation. This includes:

  • improving transport choice for over one million Aucklanders who will be living within 500 meters of new or improved bus services
  • moving to low emission ferry services
  • increasing provision for walking and cycling, and
  • increasing tree canopy cover in communities that need it most.

We propose introducing a climate action targeted rate (separate from general rates) to pay for $574 million of this over the next 10 years. We estimate the targeted rate to be about $1.10 a week (about $57 a year) for the median value residential property.

What do you think of this proposal?

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

2 Managing on-going budget pressures

To assist with the following question refer to pages 20-23 of the Consultation Document.

Due to on-going impacts of COVID-19 on our revenue, and growing inflationary pressure, we are forecasting a budget shortfall of $85 million for 2022/2023 compared to what was budgeted for in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. Some of the budget pressures would be ongoing.

We plan to use a range of levers to manage next year's, and on-going, budget pressures, including:

  • using the Government's Better Off support package funding
  • changing the timing of some capital spending
  • implementing cost reductions in the form of efficiency savings and potential reduction in some services
  • keeping the previously agreed general rates increase of 3.5 per cent for 2022/2023
  • considering the sale or long-term lease of additional non-strategic assets as required.

What do you think of this proposal to manage our on-going budget pressures?

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—


3 Prioritising operating spending

To assist with the following question, we have outlined our proposed criteria on page 24 of the Consultation Document.

We need to prioritise operating spending to help manage on-going budget pressures. We have proposed a set of criteria to be used when making decisions about cost reductions, including those that could reduce, stop or change some services

What do you think about how we propose to choose which services to reduce, stop or change?

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

4 Standardising waste management

Question A

To assist with the following question refer to pages 26-29 of the Consultation Document.

Over the next three years we are moving to standardise waste services and charges across Auckland. Currently, some of Auckland pays for rubbish collections on their rates bill, and other parts of Auckland buy bin tags or bags to get their rubbish collected.

We are proposing a move to a region-wide rates-funded refuse collection service with a choice of three bin sizes to accommodate different household needs, as this is the most cost-effective, equitable and climate friendly option to achieve waste minimisation outcomes.

This proposal is instead of the current Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan approach to move to a region-wide pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) system (e.g. tags and bags).

What do you think about our proposal to move from a planned region-wide PAYT system to a region-wide rates-funded rubbish collection system?

Support (prefer rates-funded system) :---

Do not support (prefer PAYT system) :---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

Question B

Refer to pages 30-31 of the Consultation Document and page 80 of the Supporting Information for proposal details.

In addition to how we fund region-wide kerbside rubbish collection, we are also proposing to standardise waste management services and charges across Auckland.

This includes standardising which properties can opt out of council waste services and charges.

What do you think about these proposals?

Proposal: Standardise the opt-out rules for residential multi-unit developments (10 or more units)

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Proposal: Standardise the opt-out rules for residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Proposal: Standardise the opt-out rules for non-residential properties

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Proposal: Apply a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---


5 Local board priorities

To assist with the following question refer to pages 56-77 of the Consultation Document.

Which local board area does your feedback relate to?—

Tell us your thoughts on our proposed priorities for the local board area in 2022/2023—have we got it right?

I support all priorities:---

I support most priorities:---

I do not support most priorities:---

I do not support any priorities:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

6 What is important to you?

Do you have feedback on any other issues, including:

  • Local board decision-making over local community services (page 53 in the consultation document).
  • Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023 (page 53 in the consultation document).
  • Changes to fees and charges (page 53 in the consultation document).

Or is there anything further you would like to give feedback on?—

End of Annual Budget 2022/2023 feedback form.

Auckland Council

This format is produced under Section 69 of the NZ Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Act 2019. It is for your own personal use and cannot be shared with anyone else. The author and publisher reserve the right to take legal action if the Act is breached. No unauthorised copying is permitted.

Produced 2022 by Accessible Formats Service, Blind Low Vision NZ, Auckland.

Annual Budget 2022/2023 feedback form

Transcriber's Note: If reading this e-text on a portable braille device, note that it is unproofed by touch. Tick boxes in the form are shown as three short dashes (---).

Annual Budget 2022/2023

You can read the Annual Budget 2022/2023 Consultation Document before you provide your feedback.

The document is available:

  • online at akhaveyoursay.nz/Budget
  • at any library or service centre
  • by phoning 093010101.

It has more information about the issues and choices that we want your feedback on. Your feedback must be received by 5pm Monday 28 March 2022.

All of the questions below are optional. We encourage you to give feedback online at akhaveyoursay.nz/Budget.

You can also complete this form and return it to us by using one of the following options:

Email

Scan your completed form and email it to akhaveyoursay@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

In person

Drop your completed form off at your local library or service centre.

By post

Place your completed form in an envelope and send it to freepost address: AK Have Your Say, Auckland Council, Freepost Authority 182382, Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142.

Annual Budget 2022/2023 feedback form

Your feedback will be included in public documents. All other personal details will remain private.

First name: —

Last name: —

Email address or postal address: —

Your local board/suburb: —

Is your feedback on behalf of an organisation or business? (If yes, this confirms you have authority to submit on the organisation's behalf)

Yes:---

No:---

Name of organisation or business:—

The following information is optional but will help us know whether we are hearing from all Aucklanders.

What is your gender: Female:--- Male:--- Another gender (Specify):—

What age group do you belong to?

Under 15:---

15-17:---

18-24:---

25-34:---

35-44:---

45-54:---

55-64:---

65-74:---

75+:---

Which of the following describes your ethnicity? (Select as many as apply)

Pākehā/NZ European:---

Māori:---

Chinese:---

South East Asian:---

Samoan:---

Tongan:---

Indian:---

Korean:---

Cook Islands Māori:---

Other (Specify):—

All personal information that you provide in this submission will be held and protected by Auckland Council in accordance with our privacy policy (available at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/privacy and at our libraries and service centres) and with the Privacy Act 1993.

Our privacy policy explains how we may use and share your personal information in relation to any interaction you have with the council, and how you can access and correct that information. We recommend you familiarise yourself with this policy.

To see how your rates may change go to our rates guide at akhaveyoursay.nz/Budget provide your opinion below, all questions are optional.

1 Climate action targeted rate

To assist with the following question refer to pages 12-19 of the Consultation Document.

To meet our climate ambitions, we must reduce transport emissions in Auckland by 64 per cent by 2030. To address the climate emergency and contribute to this climate goal, we are proposing spending an additional $1.045 billion (including government funding and other sources) over the next 10 years on a series of targeted actions to reduce emissions and support adaptation. This includes:

  • improving transport choice for over one million Aucklanders who will be living within 500 meters of new or improved bus services
  • moving to low emission ferry services
  • increasing provision for walking and cycling, and
  • increasing tree canopy cover in communities that need it most.

We propose introducing a climate action targeted rate (separate from general rates) to pay for $574 million of this over the next 10 years. We estimate the targeted rate to be about $1.10 a week (about $57 a year) for the median value residential property.

What do you think of this proposal?

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

2 Managing on-going budget pressures

To assist with the following question refer to pages 20-23 of the Consultation Document.

Due to on-going impacts of COVID-19 on our revenue, and growing inflationary pressure, we are forecasting a budget shortfall of $85 million for 2022/2023 compared to what was budgeted for in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. Some of the budget pressures would be ongoing.

We plan to use a range of levers to manage next year's, and on-going, budget pressures, including:

  • using the Government's Better Off support package funding
  • changing the timing of some capital spending
  • implementing cost reductions in the form of efficiency savings and potential reduction in some services
  • keeping the previously agreed general rates increase of 3.5 per cent for 2022/2023
  • considering the sale or long-term lease of additional non-strategic assets as required.

What do you think of this proposal to manage our on-going budget pressures?

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—


3 Prioritising operating spending

To assist with the following question, we have outlined our proposed criteria on page 24 of the Consultation Document.

We need to prioritise operating spending to help manage on-going budget pressures. We have proposed a set of criteria to be used when making decisions about cost reductions, including those that could reduce, stop or change some services

What do you think about how we propose to choose which services to reduce, stop or change?

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

4 Standardising waste management

Question A

To assist with the following question refer to pages 26-29 of the Consultation Document.

Over the next three years we are moving to standardise waste services and charges across Auckland. Currently, some of Auckland pays for rubbish collections on their rates bill, and other parts of Auckland buy bin tags or bags to get their rubbish collected.

We are proposing a move to a region-wide rates-funded refuse collection service with a choice of three bin sizes to accommodate different household needs, as this is the most cost-effective, equitable and climate friendly option to achieve waste minimisation outcomes.

This proposal is instead of the current Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan approach to move to a region-wide pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) system (e.g. tags and bags).

What do you think about our proposal to move from a planned region-wide PAYT system to a region-wide rates-funded rubbish collection system?

Support (prefer rates-funded system) :---

Do not support (prefer PAYT system) :---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

Question B

Refer to pages 30-31 of the Consultation Document and page 80 of the Supporting Information for proposal details.

In addition to how we fund region-wide kerbside rubbish collection, we are also proposing to standardise waste management services and charges across Auckland.

This includes standardising which properties can opt out of council waste services and charges.

What do you think about these proposals?

Proposal: Standardise the opt-out rules for residential multi-unit developments (10 or more units)

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Proposal: Standardise the opt-out rules for residential and lifestyle properties with between two and nine units

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Proposal: Standardise the opt-out rules for non-residential properties

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Proposal: Apply a minimum base charge to every separately used or inhabited part of a property

Support:---

Do not support:---

Other:---

I don't know:---


5 Local board priorities

To assist with the following question refer to pages 56-77 of the Consultation Document.

Which local board area does your feedback relate to?—

Tell us your thoughts on our proposed priorities for the local board area in 2022/2023—have we got it right?

I support all priorities:---

I support most priorities:---

I do not support most priorities:---

I do not support any priorities:---

Other:---

I don't know:---

Tell us why:—

6 What is important to you?

Do you have feedback on any other issues, including:

  • Local board decision-making over local community services (page 53 in the consultation document).
  • Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan 2022/2023 (page 53 in the consultation document).
  • Changes to fees and charges (page 53 in the consultation document).

Or is there anything further you would like to give feedback on?—

End of Annual Budget 2022/2023 feedback form.

Auckland Council

This format is produced under Section 69 of the NZ Copyright (Marrakesh Treaty Implementation) Amendment Act 2019. It is for your own personal use and cannot be shared with anyone else. The author and publisher reserve the right to take legal action if the Act is breached. No unauthorised copying is permitted.

Produced 2022 by Accessible Formats Service, Blind Low Vision NZ, Auckland.

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