Transcript for Annual Budget 2022/2023 video

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[Video: Auckland city skyline]

Voice: Auckland, it’s time to have your say.

[Video: Auckland Have Your Say logo appears in front of skyline.]

Voice: In our recent recovery and emergency budgets, we focused on absorbing the financial shock of COVID-19, but we must adjust further to its impact.

[Video: Graphic showing trending down arrow, at the end of the frame the arrow trends upward.]

Voice: The pandemic is having a huge impact including lost income from cancelled events, closed facilities, falling public transport usage and reduced dividends from the port and airport.

[Video: Council building with closed COVID-19 sign outside and individual standing outside.]

[Video: Bus drives past and changes frame to then reveal a port and airport setting.]

[Video: Two females, one male, and two airport staff members appear in the airport setting.]

Voice: Inflation and higher interest rates also mean it’s costing more to look after facilities like parks and libraries and deliver services like rubbish and recycling.

[Video: Graphic showing trending upwards arrow.]

[Video: Circular blue speech bubble showing an icon of a park bench.]

[Video: Circular red speech bubble showing an icon of a library building.]

[Video: Circular green speech bubble showing an icon of a rubbish bin.]

Voice: The key to dealing with this will be to have flexibility in managing our spending.

[Video: Park setting appears with the word flexibility on screen.]

Voice: We’re proposing a range of options including becoming more efficient, reducing low-priority services, temporarily increasing borrowing, and selling some non-strategic assets.

[Video: Range of options text appears on screen with four visual icons.]

[Video: Clock icon and words “More efficient” appear.]

[Video: Down facing arrow icon and words “Reducing low-priority services” appear.]

[Video: Money and hand icon and words “Increasing borrowing” appear.]

[Video: Auction hammer icon and words “Selling assets” appear.]

[Video: Visual of a neighbourhood full of houses and green spaces appears.]

Voice: This will enable us to prioritise the services and investments Auckland needs, while keeping average general rates increases at 3.5 per cent, as agreed in our 10-year budget.

[Video: Words “Prioritise services and investments” appears on screen over neighbourhood visual.]

[Video: A male, female and two children appear on screen in front of the neighbourhood.]

[Video: 3.5 per cent appears on screen.]

Voice: We want to hear your thoughts.

[Video: Auckland skyline graphic appears.]

Voice: Have your say on Auckland Council’s 2022/2023 Annual Budget.

[Video: AK HAVE YOUR SAY appears in a yellow bubble.]

[Video: URL appears Akhaveyoursay.nz/annualbudget. Auckland Council logo.]

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[Video: Auckland city skyline]

Voice: Auckland, it’s time to have your say.

[Video: Auckland Have Your Say logo appears in front of skyline.]

Voice: In our recent recovery and emergency budgets, we focused on absorbing the financial shock of COVID-19, but we must adjust further to its impact.

[Video: Graphic showing trending down arrow, at the end of the frame the arrow trends upward.]

Voice: The pandemic is having a huge impact including lost income from cancelled events, closed facilities, falling public transport usage and reduced dividends from the port and airport.

[Video: Council building with closed COVID-19 sign outside and individual standing outside.]

[Video: Bus drives past and changes frame to then reveal a port and airport setting.]

[Video: Two females, one male, and two airport staff members appear in the airport setting.]

Voice: Inflation and higher interest rates also mean it’s costing more to look after facilities like parks and libraries and deliver services like rubbish and recycling.

[Video: Graphic showing trending upwards arrow.]

[Video: Circular blue speech bubble showing an icon of a park bench.]

[Video: Circular red speech bubble showing an icon of a library building.]

[Video: Circular green speech bubble showing an icon of a rubbish bin.]

Voice: The key to dealing with this will be to have flexibility in managing our spending.

[Video: Park setting appears with the word flexibility on screen.]

Voice: We’re proposing a range of options including becoming more efficient, reducing low-priority services, temporarily increasing borrowing, and selling some non-strategic assets.

[Video: Range of options text appears on screen with four visual icons.]

[Video: Clock icon and words “More efficient” appear.]

[Video: Down facing arrow icon and words “Reducing low-priority services” appear.]

[Video: Money and hand icon and words “Increasing borrowing” appear.]

[Video: Auction hammer icon and words “Selling assets” appear.]

[Video: Visual of a neighbourhood full of houses and green spaces appears.]

Voice: This will enable us to prioritise the services and investments Auckland needs, while keeping average general rates increases at 3.5 per cent, as agreed in our 10-year budget.

[Video: Words “Prioritise services and investments” appears on screen over neighbourhood visual.]

[Video: A male, female and two children appear on screen in front of the neighbourhood.]

[Video: 3.5 per cent appears on screen.]

Voice: We want to hear your thoughts.

[Video: Auckland skyline graphic appears.]

Voice: Have your say on Auckland Council’s 2022/2023 Annual Budget.

[Video: AK HAVE YOUR SAY appears in a yellow bubble.]

[Video: URL appears Akhaveyoursay.nz/annualbudget. Auckland Council logo.]

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