Draft Annual Plan & Budgets for 2013/14 being prepared



20 March 2013

The mayor, councillors, and council staff have been working on preparation of the Annual Plan and budgets for the next financial year over recent months.

The draft plan is nearing its final stages and the full draft is expected to be adopted for release as a public consultation document on Thursday next week (28 March).

The document will then be printed and a summary prepared and made available for public inspection from Wednesday 3 April. A one month consultation period will then allow for submissions to be made by the general public on the draft plan.

The full plan and an online submission form will also be available from the council website from 3 April.

Following the close of submissions on 3 May, the mayor and councillors will hear from submitters who wish to speak to them directly about their individual submissions at council meetings to be held from 14 to 16 May.

In early June the council will consider all submissions made. The final Annual Plan 2013/14 is set for adoption at a council meeting on 28 June.

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