Aucklanders urged to have their say on their Annual Budget

Publish Date : 18 Feb 2019

Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the city’s proposed 2019/2020 budget.

Last year we introduced our 10-year budget 2018-2028 which committed to the largest ever investment in Auckland’s infrastructure. This year’s budget focuses on delivering our ambitious program of work and supporting a growing Auckland.

The four-week Annual Budget consultation focuses on issues around rates, growth and local priorities. 

 The topics for consultation are:

  • Rating of religious use properties
  • Changes to some targeted rates
  • Increases to some fees to maintain cost recovery

In addition, we are consulting on the legal transfer of some waterfront properties from Panuku to Auckland Council. Day-to-day management would remain with Panuku.

Alongside the annual budget consultation, Aucklanders will also have the chance to have their say on the future of Auckland’s water.

Water is a precious resource and we need to look after it. Auckland Council would like residents input and feedback to help develop a water strategy for Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland to help address water issues in our region.

A consultation period is open between 17 February 2019 and 17 March 2019 and feedback can be given online at, by emailing or at one of the many events being run across the region. 

Details of all events can be found at or call us on 09 301 0101.

Feedback forms and supporting information will also be available at libraries, local board offices and service centres or can be requested by emailing

Following consultation, all feedback will be considered and the 2019/2020 Annual Budget will be adopted in June. Our decisions will be widely communicated, and a summary report will be available online.

The consultation closes on 17 March 2019

About Panuku Development Agency

Panuku is Auckland Council’s urban development agency and currently owns and manages about $790 million of city centre waterfront properties. The proposed transfer of these properties is an amendment to the 10-year Budget 2018-2028.

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