Revenue & Financing Policy

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About the Revenue and Financing Policy

Our Revenue and Financing Policy sets out the:

  • funding tools available to us (for example 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.

What we need your feedback on

We propose the following amendments to our Revenue and Financing Policy (in line with the proposals for the 10-year Budget 2021-2031):

  • change the matters used to define the general rate Urban Rating Area to include activities that are permitted, controlled, or discretionary for the area in which the land is situated, and the rules to which the land is subject under the Auckland Unitary Plan
  • change service being funded by the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate to remove reference to ATEED (now part of Auckland Unlimited)
  • add the Electricity Network Resilience Targeted Rate applicable to Vector Limited only to fund the maintenance of trees near powerlines
  • add the Rodney Drainage Districts Targeted Rate to fund maintenance of drainage assets in the drainage districts
  • add the Clevedon Wastewater and Water Connection Targeted Rate to fund connection costs to reticulated wastewater and water systems
  • updates to reflect our revised timing for fully funding depreciation
  • updates to clarify the description of the long-term differential strategy.

For more information about the proposed amendment please refer to Section 7: Additional supporting information pages 459 - 522, 531 - 548 of the Supporting Information for the 10-year Budget 2021-2031.

If the proposed changes to the Revenue and Financing Policy are not made, then the council will be unable to implement the changes to rates, and approach to fund depreciation, proposed as part of the 10-year Budget 2021-31 consultation.

When you can have your say

Submit your feedback on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy from 22 February to 12pm (noon) 22 March 2021.

Alternatively, you can have your say on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy by attending one of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Have Your Say events.

What happens next

Your feedback will be analysed and reported to the Governing Body for its consideration before it adopts any amendments to the policy in June 2021.


By using this platform, you have agreed to Auckland Council’s Privacy Policy. Your feedback will be published in Auckland Council reports and online. All other personal details will remain private. For more information, see Is my privacy protected?

About the Revenue and Financing Policy

Our Revenue and Financing Policy sets out the:

  • funding tools available to us (for example 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.

What we need your feedback on

We propose the following amendments to our Revenue and Financing Policy (in line with the proposals for the 10-year Budget 2021-2031):

  • change the matters used to define the general rate Urban Rating Area to include activities that are permitted, controlled, or discretionary for the area in which the land is situated, and the rules to which the land is subject under the Auckland Unitary Plan
  • change service being funded by the Accommodation Provider Targeted Rate to remove reference to ATEED (now part of Auckland Unlimited)
  • add the Electricity Network Resilience Targeted Rate applicable to Vector Limited only to fund the maintenance of trees near powerlines
  • add the Rodney Drainage Districts Targeted Rate to fund maintenance of drainage assets in the drainage districts
  • add the Clevedon Wastewater and Water Connection Targeted Rate to fund connection costs to reticulated wastewater and water systems
  • updates to reflect our revised timing for fully funding depreciation
  • updates to clarify the description of the long-term differential strategy.

For more information about the proposed amendment please refer to Section 7: Additional supporting information pages 459 - 522, 531 - 548 of the Supporting Information for the 10-year Budget 2021-2031.

If the proposed changes to the Revenue and Financing Policy are not made, then the council will be unable to implement the changes to rates, and approach to fund depreciation, proposed as part of the 10-year Budget 2021-31 consultation.

When you can have your say

Submit your feedback on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy from 22 February to 12pm (noon) 22 March 2021.

Alternatively, you can have your say on the proposed Revenue and Financing Policy by attending one of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Have Your Say events.

What happens next

Your feedback will be analysed and reported to the Governing Body for its consideration before it adopts any amendments to the policy in June 2021.


By using this platform, you have agreed to Auckland Council’s Privacy Policy. Your feedback will be published in Auckland Council reports and online. All other personal details will remain private. For more information, see Is my privacy protected?

  • Project Update

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    This consultation closed at 12pm (noon) Monday 22 March, 2021. Thank you for having your say. The team are currently analysing all of the feedback and final decisions to be made in May 2021 and the Revenue and Financing Policy will be adopted in June 2021.