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Budget Deliberations Begin

Media release
February 27, 2006

Budget Deliberations Begin

Waitakere City Council has begun deliberations on its Annual Plan (budget) for 2006/07 and the Long Term Council Community Plan (10 year plan).

The first stage of deliberations on the Annual Plan (budget) for 2005/2006 is in progress.

Councillors are considering draft budgets over the next week before the plans are put out for public submission.

The Council is facing rapid growth (for example the provision and maintenance of community facilities infrastructure such as parks, roading, footpaths etc) and depreciation.

The Chairperson of the Council’s Long Term Council Community Plan and Annual Plan Special Committee, Janet Clews, says the budgeting exercise is a careful balancing act. “We have to look carefully at all areas of expenditure and income and bear in mind the ability of our community to pay for the services we must provide.”

Submissions open on 13 April and close on 12 May After that, hearings will be held and the final budget adopted by 30 June.


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