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Council adopts Exceptions Annual Plan 2019/20

4 Jun 2019

Waitomo District Council’s Exceptions Annual Plan 2019/20 (EAP) and rates resolution was adopted on 28 May 2019 and will become operative from 1 July 2019.

As there are no major changes to the programme and levels of service set out in the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 (LTP), Council agreed to not carry out a special consultative process. 

Over the coming year, Council intends to progress with the following key initiatives:

  • Continuation of the District Plan review 
  • Support for a range of district promotion and marketing initiatives
  • Continue to develop and implement the Vibrant, Safe Waitomo initiative
  • New pedestrian footbridge for Te Kuiti
  • Health and safety improvements and new runway for Te Kuiti Aerodrome
  • New public toilets at Mokau
  • Investigation of new public toilets at Waitomo Village 
  • Development of coastal reserves
  • Improvements to Mokau water treatment plant filtration system
  • Completion of a new pipeline to Piopio reservoir
  • Obtain resource consent for and start capacity extension of Waitomo District Landfill.

The rates revenue requirement in the EAP is $20.54 million. This is an overall average 2.4% rates requirement increase over the current year, but is less than the 3.08% increase ($20.67 million total rates) forecast in the LTP. 

Public debt at the end of the 2019/20 year is forecast to be $3.9 million less than the forecast contained in the LTP. 

Click here to see 2019/20 rates for your property.

The EAP document will be made available on our website on 11 June 2019.


Chris Ryan

Chief Executive