Proposal for change in Revenue and Financing Policy 2022/2023

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This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 28 March.
Thank you for having your say.

About the Revenue and Financing Policy

Our Revenue and Financing Policy sets out the:

  • funding tools available to us (such as rates and fees for services like building consents)
  • factors we consider when deciding which tools to use
  • decisions we have made on how to fund each of our activities.

Changes we are proposing to the Revenue and Financing Policy

We propose the following amendments to our Revenue and Financing Policy:

  • Include a new climate action targeted rate to provide additional investment to reduce or mitigate the effects of climate change, in line with the proposals for the Annual Budget 2022/2023.
    (See the Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation for information on why we are proposing the Climate Action Targeted Rate, and the activities the rate will fund)
  • Include a new funding principle. This principle will require us to consider the principles set out in the Preamble to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 under Section 102(3A) of the Local Government Act 2002 when making funding decisions that specifically affect Māori landowners. We are proposing this change to meet the new legislative requirements of Section 102(3A) of the Local Government Act 2002.
  • Replace an outdated reference to “the integration and harmonisation of the policies of the former councils” with “Decisions that change funding methods” in the rationale for the “Minimise the effects of change” funding principle.
  • Include the solid waste services activity in the Regional Council services which was inadvertently left out of the policy when this activity was separated from the environmental services activity in 2018.

What happens if we don’t make the proposed changes?

If the proposed climate action targeted rate is not included in Revenue and Financing Policy, then we will be unable to implement this rate as proposed as part of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation.

If council does not incorporate support for the principles set out in the preamble to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 into our Revenue and Financing Policy, there is a risk that our policy will not comply with section 102(3A) of the Local Government Act 2002.


When you can have your say

Submit your feedback on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy from 28 February to 28 March 2022.

Alternatively, you can have your say on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy by attending one of the Have your say events. Have your say events provide an opportunity for Aucklanders to have spoken interaction with council representatives.

Your feedback will be analysed and reported to the governing body for its consideration before it adopts any amendments to the policy in June 2022.

This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday 28 March.
Thank you for having your say.

About the Revenue and Financing Policy

Our Revenue and Financing Policy sets out the:

  • funding tools available to us (such as rates and fees for services like building consents)
  • factors we consider when deciding which tools to use
  • decisions we have made on how to fund each of our activities.

Changes we are proposing to the Revenue and Financing Policy

We propose the following amendments to our Revenue and Financing Policy:

  • Include a new climate action targeted rate to provide additional investment to reduce or mitigate the effects of climate change, in line with the proposals for the Annual Budget 2022/2023.
    (See the Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation for information on why we are proposing the Climate Action Targeted Rate, and the activities the rate will fund)
  • Include a new funding principle. This principle will require us to consider the principles set out in the Preamble to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 under Section 102(3A) of the Local Government Act 2002 when making funding decisions that specifically affect Māori landowners. We are proposing this change to meet the new legislative requirements of Section 102(3A) of the Local Government Act 2002.
  • Replace an outdated reference to “the integration and harmonisation of the policies of the former councils” with “Decisions that change funding methods” in the rationale for the “Minimise the effects of change” funding principle.
  • Include the solid waste services activity in the Regional Council services which was inadvertently left out of the policy when this activity was separated from the environmental services activity in 2018.

What happens if we don’t make the proposed changes?

If the proposed climate action targeted rate is not included in Revenue and Financing Policy, then we will be unable to implement this rate as proposed as part of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 consultation.

If council does not incorporate support for the principles set out in the preamble to Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 into our Revenue and Financing Policy, there is a risk that our policy will not comply with section 102(3A) of the Local Government Act 2002.


When you can have your say

Submit your feedback on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy from 28 February to 28 March 2022.

Alternatively, you can have your say on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy by attending one of the Have your say events. Have your say events provide an opportunity for Aucklanders to have spoken interaction with council representatives.

Your feedback will be analysed and reported to the governing body for its consideration before it adopts any amendments to the policy in June 2022.

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