Budget at a glance

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About the budget

We propose to invest $31 billion over the next 10 years, balanced between renewing aging assets, providing for our growing city and improving service levels.

This investment is also the key driver of the growth in our operating spend over the period to a total of $55 billion.

For more detailed budget information see section two of the supporting information.

Transport

Illustration of a train and a hand holding a HOP card.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $12,290 million
  • Operating spend: $19,186 million

What we do

We keep Auckland moving with well planned transport networks, good quality local roads and convenient, frequent public transport that more people use.

We deliver a comprehensive programme of safety improvements to reduce harm across the transport network.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • More people using public transport.
  • More people walking and cycling in the city.
  • Less people dying or getting injured on our roads.

See Transport for more information.

Water supply, wastewater and stormwater

Illustration of a hand holding a half filled glass of water, with raindrops falling from a cloud above.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $11,494 million
  • Operating spend: $9,980 million

What we do

We reliably supply 350 million litres of safe drinking water and treat 400 million litres of wastewater every day.

We manage stormwater to minimise flooding and protect waterways. We provide infrastructure that keeps pace with the growth of Auckland.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • A reliable supply of very high quality and safe drinking water to Aucklanders.
  • Less flooding and improved water quality in waterways, particularly after storms.

See Water supply, wastewater and stormwater for more information.

Parks and community

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Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $4,494 million
  • Operating spend: $10,346 million

What we do

We provide parks, libraries, pools, recreation centres, community halls and events that support strong Auckland communities.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • Community infrastructure that meets the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse population.
  • A range of recreation options that Aucklanders can choose from to stay active.

See Parks and community for more information.

City centre and local development

 Illustration of a crane and building sites.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $1,140 million
  • Operating spend: $1,517 million

What we do

We help deliver vibrant town centres that support strong communities, a thriving economy and which accommodate growth.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • More residential homes in town centres.
  • Well planned growth that supports strong communities.
  • Infrastructure built in the city centre in time for large events.

See City centre and local development for more information.

Economic and cultural development

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Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $339 million
  • Operating spend: $2,752 million

What we do

We provide arts, natural environment, sport and live performance events that enrich the lives of Aucklanders and visitors.

We promote Auckland as a place to work, invest, study and visit. We support the creation of quality jobs for all Aucklanders.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • More visitors to Auckland.
  • Greater investment in Auckland.
  • More quality jobs in local areas.
  • A range of events and experiences across Auckland.

See Economic and cultural development for more information.

Environmental management and regulation

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Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $152 million
  • Operating spend: $5,164 million

What we do

We nurture, look after and monitor Auckland’s natural environment, and protect it from a variety of natural and human generated threats.

We keep Aucklanders safe and well through building compliance, animal control, alcohol licensing, resource consenting and environmental health activities.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • Our natural environment protected from human generated and natural hazards (e.g. kauri dieback).
  • Timely regulatory services which keep Auckland safe.

See Environmental management and regulation for more information.

Council support

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Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $1,537 million
  • Operating spend: $6,205 million

What we do

We support Auckland Council to deliver services and elected representatives to make decisions.

We provide emergency management for the city.

We provide grants for large regional amenities. This includes the operations of the Port of Auckland.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • Aucklanders having a say in decision making and voting in elections.
  • Aucklanders receive greater value from council services.
  • More Aucklanders’ are aware of and prepared for emergencies.

See Council support for more information.

You should know

This is a highlight of the key topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. See pages 66-69 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for complete information and financial details.

About the budget

We propose to invest $31 billion over the next 10 years, balanced between renewing aging assets, providing for our growing city and improving service levels.

This investment is also the key driver of the growth in our operating spend over the period to a total of $55 billion.

For more detailed budget information see section two of the supporting information.

Transport

Illustration of a train and a hand holding a HOP card.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $12,290 million
  • Operating spend: $19,186 million

What we do

We keep Auckland moving with well planned transport networks, good quality local roads and convenient, frequent public transport that more people use.

We deliver a comprehensive programme of safety improvements to reduce harm across the transport network.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • More people using public transport.
  • More people walking and cycling in the city.
  • Less people dying or getting injured on our roads.

See Transport for more information.

Water supply, wastewater and stormwater

Illustration of a hand holding a half filled glass of water, with raindrops falling from a cloud above.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $11,494 million
  • Operating spend: $9,980 million

What we do

We reliably supply 350 million litres of safe drinking water and treat 400 million litres of wastewater every day.

We manage stormwater to minimise flooding and protect waterways. We provide infrastructure that keeps pace with the growth of Auckland.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • A reliable supply of very high quality and safe drinking water to Aucklanders.
  • Less flooding and improved water quality in waterways, particularly after storms.

See Water supply, wastewater and stormwater for more information.

Parks and community

Illustration of a child on a swing, rugby pitch and woods in the background.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $4,494 million
  • Operating spend: $10,346 million

What we do

We provide parks, libraries, pools, recreation centres, community halls and events that support strong Auckland communities.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • Community infrastructure that meets the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse population.
  • A range of recreation options that Aucklanders can choose from to stay active.

See Parks and community for more information.

City centre and local development

 Illustration of a crane and building sites.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $1,140 million
  • Operating spend: $1,517 million

What we do

We help deliver vibrant town centres that support strong communities, a thriving economy and which accommodate growth.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • More residential homes in town centres.
  • Well planned growth that supports strong communities.
  • Infrastructure built in the city centre in time for large events.

See City centre and local development for more information.

Economic and cultural development

Illustration of the Auckland Art Gallery with a woman's portrait on the side.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $339 million
  • Operating spend: $2,752 million

What we do

We provide arts, natural environment, sport and live performance events that enrich the lives of Aucklanders and visitors.

We promote Auckland as a place to work, invest, study and visit. We support the creation of quality jobs for all Aucklanders.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • More visitors to Auckland.
  • Greater investment in Auckland.
  • More quality jobs in local areas.
  • A range of events and experiences across Auckland.

See Economic and cultural development for more information.

Environmental management and regulation

Illustration of a palm tree, rubbish bin, trees and a bird on a branch.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $152 million
  • Operating spend: $5,164 million

What we do

We nurture, look after and monitor Auckland’s natural environment, and protect it from a variety of natural and human generated threats.

We keep Aucklanders safe and well through building compliance, animal control, alcohol licensing, resource consenting and environmental health activities.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • Our natural environment protected from human generated and natural hazards (e.g. kauri dieback).
  • Timely regulatory services which keep Auckland safe.

See Environmental management and regulation for more information.

Council support

Illustration of a woman in the water, a membership card and books.

Proposed spend over the next 10 years

  • Capital spend: $1,537 million
  • Operating spend: $6,205 million

What we do

We support Auckland Council to deliver services and elected representatives to make decisions.

We provide emergency management for the city.

We provide grants for large regional amenities. This includes the operations of the Port of Auckland.

Key proposed recovery budget outcomes

  • Aucklanders having a say in decision making and voting in elections.
  • Aucklanders receive greater value from council services.
  • More Aucklanders’ are aware of and prepared for emergencies.

See Council support for more information.

You should know

This is a highlight of the key topics in the 10-year Budget 2021-2031. See pages 66-69 of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Consultation Document for complete information and financial details.