Proposed budget to deliver key services for 2022/2023

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Find information on our draft budgets below. These budgets will likely need to be adjusted as we work though the budget pressures. The operating budgets cover the costs of delivering planned services for the 2022/2023 financial year.

The capital budgets look at the level of investment we plan to make over the next three financial years (2022/2023, 2023/2024, and 2024/2025).

Challenges in the current environment mean that spending may need to move between years to accommodate cost changes and/or delivery limitations.

Key areas of spend

Transport

Graphic of a train and a transport card.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $4,200 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $1,733 million.

What we do

We help Aucklanders move around the city 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.

How we fund it

  • Both capital and operating expenditure are supported by funding from the National Land Transport Fund.
  • Around a third of the cost of public transport is funded through fares.
  • Parking charges and fines cover the costs of parking services.
  • Specific initiatives funded by the Rodney Local Board Targeted Rate and the proposed Climate Action Targeted Rate.
  • The remainder of costs are primarily funded through general rates and the regional fuel tax.

See Transport for more information.

Water, wastewater and stormwater

Graphic of a rain cloud and a glass of water.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $2,949 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $833 million.

What we do

Our water functions include supplying safe drinking water, treating wastewater to a high standard so that it can be safely discharged into the environment.

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

How we fund it

  • Water and wastewater services provided by Watercare are completely funded through charges directly charged to users.
  • The Water Quality Targeted Rate funds the acceleration of investment to clean up our rivers, streams, beaches, and harbours.
  • Other stormwater activities and investments are primarily funded through general rates.

See Water, wastewater and stormwater for more information.

Parks and community

Graphic of a rugby goal post and a girl on a swing.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $946 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $830 million.

What we do

We support strong and diverse Auckland communities by providing a wide range of arts, sports, recreation, library, and community services.

How we fund it

  • Activities in this area are primarily funded through general rates to reflect the public good nature of these activities.
  • Additional planting of urban ngahere (forest) is proposed to be funded by the Climate Action Targeted Rate.

See Parks and community for more information.

City centre and local development

Graphic of a crane and buildings.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $478 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $123 million.

What we do

We help deliver a vibrant city centre and local town centres. We do this to support businesses and a thriving economy, strong and inclusive communities, and showcase the culture and identity of Auckland.

How we fund it

  • Capital investment by Panuku in upgrading a portfolio of specific centres is funded through the sale of other properties within this portfolio.
  • Investment to upgrade and enhance the city centre is supported by the City Centre Targeted Rate.
  • Other investment in these areas is primarily funded from general rates.

See City centre and local development for more information.

Economic and cultural development

Graphic of the Auckland Art Gallery.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $168 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $246 million.

What we do

Arts, natural environment, sport and live performance events 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.

How we fund it

  • Much of the activity of Auckland Unlimited is funded through commercial revenues from stadia and cultural venues, alongside user charges at the Auckland Zoo and the Auckland Art Gallery.
  • The remainder of costs are primarily funded through general rates.

See Economic and cultural development for more information.

Environmental management and regulation

Graphic of a nikau palm, a rubbish bin and a fantail on a branch.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $101 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $510 million.

What we do

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

We collect and dispose of Auckland’s rubbish and recycling. We keep Aucklanders and whānau safe through our consenting, licensing, and compliance functions.

How we fund it

  • The bulk of our regulatory activity is funded through consent fees, licences and compliance fees.
  • The Natural Environment Targeted Rate supports a package of additional investment to combat pests and weeds and support the environment.
  • The remainder of costs in this area are primarily funded from government grants and through general rates.
  • The collection and disposal of privately generated waste is funded through a mixture of targeted rates and PAYT charges. Waste services in public areas, for example public litter bins, are funded through the general rate. The waste levy also helps to fund some waste minimisation initiatives.

See Environmental management and regulation for more information.

Council support

Graphic of electric vehicle being charged.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $415 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $601 million.

What we do

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

We provide emergency management for the city and grants for large regional amenities. Council support includes the operations of the Ports of Auckland.

How we fund it

  • The costs of running the Ports of Auckland are covered by commercial revenues.
  • The other costs are primarily funded from general rates.

See Council support for more information.

You should know

The information here is an edited version from the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document.

See page 35 of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document (PDF 10MB) for more information.

Find information on our draft budgets below. These budgets will likely need to be adjusted as we work though the budget pressures. The operating budgets cover the costs of delivering planned services for the 2022/2023 financial year.

The capital budgets look at the level of investment we plan to make over the next three financial years (2022/2023, 2023/2024, and 2024/2025).

Challenges in the current environment mean that spending may need to move between years to accommodate cost changes and/or delivery limitations.

Key areas of spend

Transport

Graphic of a train and a transport card.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $4,200 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $1,733 million.

What we do

We help Aucklanders move around the city 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.

How we fund it

  • Both capital and operating expenditure are supported by funding from the National Land Transport Fund.
  • Around a third of the cost of public transport is funded through fares.
  • Parking charges and fines cover the costs of parking services.
  • Specific initiatives funded by the Rodney Local Board Targeted Rate and the proposed Climate Action Targeted Rate.
  • The remainder of costs are primarily funded through general rates and the regional fuel tax.

See Transport for more information.

Water, wastewater and stormwater

Graphic of a rain cloud and a glass of water.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $2,949 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $833 million.

What we do

Our water functions include supplying safe drinking water, treating wastewater to a high standard so that it can be safely discharged into the environment.

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

How we fund it

  • Water and wastewater services provided by Watercare are completely funded through charges directly charged to users.
  • The Water Quality Targeted Rate funds the acceleration of investment to clean up our rivers, streams, beaches, and harbours.
  • Other stormwater activities and investments are primarily funded through general rates.

See Water, wastewater and stormwater for more information.

Parks and community

Graphic of a rugby goal post and a girl on a swing.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $946 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $830 million.

What we do

We support strong and diverse Auckland communities by providing a wide range of arts, sports, recreation, library, and community services.

How we fund it

  • Activities in this area are primarily funded through general rates to reflect the public good nature of these activities.
  • Additional planting of urban ngahere (forest) is proposed to be funded by the Climate Action Targeted Rate.

See Parks and community for more information.

City centre and local development

Graphic of a crane and buildings.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $478 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $123 million.

What we do

We help deliver a vibrant city centre and local town centres. We do this to support businesses and a thriving economy, strong and inclusive communities, and showcase the culture and identity of Auckland.

How we fund it

  • Capital investment by Panuku in upgrading a portfolio of specific centres is funded through the sale of other properties within this portfolio.
  • Investment to upgrade and enhance the city centre is supported by the City Centre Targeted Rate.
  • Other investment in these areas is primarily funded from general rates.

See City centre and local development for more information.

Economic and cultural development

Graphic of the Auckland Art Gallery.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $168 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $246 million.

What we do

Arts, natural environment, sport and live performance events 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.

How we fund it

  • Much of the activity of Auckland Unlimited is funded through commercial revenues from stadia and cultural venues, alongside user charges at the Auckland Zoo and the Auckland Art Gallery.
  • The remainder of costs are primarily funded through general rates.

See Economic and cultural development for more information.

Environmental management and regulation

Graphic of a nikau palm, a rubbish bin and a fantail on a branch.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $101 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $510 million.

What we do

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

We collect and dispose of Auckland’s rubbish and recycling. We keep Aucklanders and whānau safe through our consenting, licensing, and compliance functions.

How we fund it

  • The bulk of our regulatory activity is funded through consent fees, licences and compliance fees.
  • The Natural Environment Targeted Rate supports a package of additional investment to combat pests and weeds and support the environment.
  • The remainder of costs in this area are primarily funded from government grants and through general rates.
  • The collection and disposal of privately generated waste is funded through a mixture of targeted rates and PAYT charges. Waste services in public areas, for example public litter bins, are funded through the general rate. The waste levy also helps to fund some waste minimisation initiatives.

See Environmental management and regulation for more information.

Council support

Graphic of electric vehicle being charged.

  • Capital investment - 3 years 2022-2025: $415 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 1 year 2022-2023: $601 million.

What we do

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

We provide emergency management for the city and grants for large regional amenities. Council support includes the operations of the Ports of Auckland.

How we fund it

  • The costs of running the Ports of Auckland are covered by commercial revenues.
  • The other costs are primarily funded from general rates.

See Council support for more information.

You should know

The information here is an edited version from the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document.

See page 35 of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document (PDF 10MB) for more information.

Page last updated: 28 Mar 2022, 06:17 PM