The DCC’s Annual Plan is a proposed plan which sets up the annual budget for 2020-2021. The DCC’s Annual Plan seeks to provide a draft budget for the year ahead, it will determine how much money will be allocated to a number of activities and services the DCC provides. These projects include the Peninsula connection, road safety improvements, the 3 waters system and several property upgrades.
The Dunedin City Council are asking for submissions on their proposed Annual Plan for 2020-21. The DCC’s Annual Plan seeks to provide a draft budget for the year ahead, it will determine how much money will be allocated to a number of activities and services the DCC provides.
This is an opportunity for you to voice your opinions on what should occur in Dunedin City over the next year. Feedback for the annual plan closes on the 15th of April and Generation Zero encourages you to submit a response and have your say on changes to Dunedin City.
We have drafted a submission on how we think Dunedin should become a sustainable and resilient community which you can read [here]. We have also created a quick submit form to make it easier for you to have your voice heard!
The plans in the Annual plan include:
- A proposed rating change - The council is proposing to reduce the amount paid through targeted rates and instead collect more money through general rates. There are two options, dropping targeted rates from $240.50 to $100 in 2020-2021, or community services targeted rates would increase from $240.50 to $247.
- The DCC plans on joining the NZ Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA) - LGFA is an organization which lends money to councils and council companies. This would allow the DCC to access more borrowing money options.
- Draft Waste Minimisation and Management Plan - the council is setting goals for reducing and managing Dunedin’s waste.
- Cheaper Bus Fares - By taking the money from rates or parking charges to help make bus fares cheaper for the whole community.
- Community Housing
- Using Rail
- Waste Futures
- Carbon Zero 2030
The last four plans are mainly being looked at under the 10-year plan for the Council, however, it is being proposed now as they are looking at amending the 10-year plan.
This is all stated in the Dunedin Annual Plan which you can check out here: https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/council/annual-and-long-term-plans/annual-plan-202021.
The team have also sent in their submission which you check out here:
Submissions have now closed. We will keep you updated on any progress!