Have Your Say on the City's Future

16 April 2013

We’re consulting on the 2013/14 draft Annual Plan and would like your feedback.

A family at the West Wind Farm.

We’d like your feedback on our Draft Annual Plan for this year


The Plan outlines proposed Council activities in the coming year, why we plan to do them, how much they’ll cost and how the activities will be funded.

The proposals in the draft Annual Plan would result in a 2.8 percent average rates rise, but the final rates rise will be determined once we’ve received your feedback.

The draft Annual Plan also outlines proposed variations to our 2012–22 Long-term Plan, which was adopted last year.

In the Long-term Plan, we set out a programme of activities and investment in infrastructure to meet our three immediate priorities (an inclusive city where talent wants to live, a resilient city and a well-managed city), and our four longer-term Community Outcomes (a connected city, an eco-city, a people-centred city and a dynamic central city).

This programme enables us to take the next steps in achieving our Wellington Towards 2040: Smart Capital vision.

For the vision to be financially sustainable, we must find the right balance between maintaining important services that people value, with the need to keep investing in new initiatives that will continue to develop our city.

The draft Annual Plan sets out how this balance will be achieved in the coming year. We want to hear your views on whether we have this balance right.

The Council is authorised by law to set fees and charges. We’re proposing changes that will take effect from 1 July 2013. For more information, see:

Proposed Changes to Fees and Services 

Future Projects for Our Smart Capital

Copies of the 2013/14 draft Annual Plan and a summary are available at Council libraries and our service centre or on this website. Otherwise phone 499 4444 to request a copy.

Draft Annual Plan 2013/14

You can have your say by:

  • making a submission from the Draft Annual Plan 2013/14 page above
  • emailing annual.plan@wcc.govt.nz
  • sending your views to Freepost 2199, Draft Annual Plan, Wellington City Council, PO Box 2199, Wellington 6011.

The submissions period opens today and closes at 5pm on Thursday 16 May.

You can also make an oral submission to the Strategy and Policy Committee in late May. Councillors will take submissions into account before approving the finalised Plan in June.