Auckland's Long Term Plan Consultation Document (2015) includes some features which are likely to be of interest to other councils.
The consultation document includes four key issues:
1.How much are people willing to pay to make Auckland better?
2. Fixing Auckland's transport - and two options for paying for it. Option 1 is a motorway user charge of about $2 per trip and option 2 is additional annual 1% rates rise and a 1.2 cents per litre fuel tax).
3. Should the Council take a more active role in improving the quality of urban living?
4. Rates - how should rates be shared across ratepayers?
In addition, local funding priorities for 2015-16 are listed on pages 51 to 54.
Responses to the transport aspects of the document will inform both the Regional Land Transport Plan and the Long Term Plan.
Useful Infographics, that other councils may wish to adapt:
Page 26 shows spending in each activity area, and the proportion of funding from rates and other sources of income
Page 41 shows the rates impact of different Uniform Annual General Charges on houses valued at $500,000, $750,000, $1 million and $1.5 million.
A three page summary
This is a separate document, called a Draft 10-year budget - summary of key decisions which provides information on the average rates increase (3.5%) and the other key financial proposals.