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10-year budget 2018-2028

Once every three years, councils adopt a 10-year budget (long-term plan), and requires full consultation with the public each time. In the intervening years an annual budget (annual plan), is adopted.

Public consultation will take place in late February and March 2018 following a series of workshops with councillors on the key challenges Auckland is facing.


Planning roadmap

Below is the 10-year budget planning roadmap which illustrates the process being followed.

Our content will be updated as we work through the process.



22 August 2017

To communicate the Mayors intent for this 10-year budget (LTP) and provide big picture

Political workshops

Sep - Nov 2017

Councillors meet regularly to discuss Aucklands most pressing issues (both regionally and locally).

Taking into account the Mayor's intent, staff provide information on the current state and pressures on the city. Various scenario's, costs and impacts are detailed in order for councillors to be able to have informed discussions on the Mayoral proposal later in the year.

Mayoral proposal

30 November 2017

Mayor sets out his proposal which includes issues he would like to consult on

Political consideration
& decision making

December 2017

Local board workshops and decision making for consultation content

Workshops and meetings are held to discuss the Mayor's proposal

Local boards meet to agree on content for consultation

Consultation items are agreed

Adoption for consultation

7 February 2018

Governing body meets to adopt a consultation document and supporting information

Public Consultation

28 Feb to 28 Mar 2018

Formal public consultation will run from early February to late March. Feedback events will run during this time


Apr to May 2018

Local and regional workshops held to discuss consultation feedback

Several workshops held to discuss budget issues, implications and trade offs

Finalise and adopt LTP 2018-2028

27 June 2018

Finalise Local boards agreements, budgets and 10-year budget (LTP) documentation

Governing body will adopt the 10-year budget (LTP) 2018‐2028 in late June


 10-year budget 2018-2028 Road Map (PDF 109KB)

For any enquiries on the 10-year budget, email Long Term Plan team.

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