2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan consultation

We are inviting feedback on the 2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan between 5 April and 5 May 2024.

Since the Council’s current Long-Term Plan (LTP) was written in 2021, the economic environment we operate in has shifted significantly. The increase in rates forecast in the LTP for 2024-25 was 10.97%. However, the costs of services the Council provides to the community have increased dramatically since then.

The consultation document proposes a 15.3% total rates increase for the 2024-25 financial year. This takes into account high levels of inflation, interest and insurance costs, along with core operational investment in roading and maintaining current levels of water investment.

This year, we’re asking our communities to have their say on the proposals which are outlined across 3 decisions:

  • How much should we spend on operating and maintaining our water services?
  • How should we charge for water use?
  • How should we pay for the replacement of our assets?

It’s important for South Wairarapa communities to have their say about the proposals included in the consultation document. We want to hear from you about which proposals you support, and welcome comments on the other areas we’re focusing on. The online form is the quickest and easiest way to make a submission. We look forward to getting your responses, thoughts, and suggestions.


Important dates

Date
Public consultation opensApril 5
Greytown community workshopApril 6
Martinborough community workshopApril 13
Featherston community workshopApril 20
Hearings16 & 17 May
Deliberations22 May
2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan to be adopted by Council26 June

How to provide your feedback

  • Fill in the online submission form
  • Paper copy – print off this form and;
    – Email it to us at submissions@swdc.govt.nz or
    – Post to PO Box 6, Martinborough 5741 or
    – Drop it in to the Council office or any of the South Wairarapa libraries.

  • Visit us at a community workshop
    Hosted by both your elected members and Council staff, workshop attendees will have the opportunity to join a conversation around each of the decisions outlined in the consultation document, and then rotate onto the next one.

    We ask you join us by 10.30am to make the most of the time. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

    – Greytown Town Centre | 6 April | 10.30am – 12pm
    – Martinborough Waihinga Centre | 13 April | 10.30am – 12pm
    – Featherston Community Centre | 20 April | 10.30am – 12pm

Supporting documents

Submissions forms

FAQs

Financial documents

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