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2019/20 Annual Plan | 2019/20 Mahere ā-Tau

For 2019/20, Waikato Regional Council has stuck closely to the programme it signalled in its long term plan adopted in June 2018.

The council’s annual plan sets out our work programme and budget for the year ahead.

The 2019/20 Annual Plan was adopted by the council on 27 June 2019.

It has a $100.983 million budget which meant an average rates increase of 4.5 per cent for all properties (excluding targeted rates) – slightly below that proposed in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

Targeted rates rose an average of 11.2 per cent, mainly driven by increased budgets for biosecurity, public transport (Hamilton only) and catchment work.

For biosecurity, more funding is being put into pest control, including management of possums, wallabies and kauri dieback. The regional council is collecting rates from Hamilton City ratepayers for the Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail service, which is expected to start in mid-2020, while more flood protection work has been requested by landowners in the Lower Waikato and Waihou-Piako catchments.

Ratepayers can find rates information specific to their property at

Section 1: Setting the scene | Whakaritea te wāhi
Message from the Chairperson and Chief Executive  
Your regional councillors
Our region 
Section 2: Groups of activities | Ko nga mahi-a-ropu
How to read this section
Community and services
Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management Group
Regional hazards and emergency response
Flood protection and control works
Integration catchment management
Public transport
Resource use
Science and strategy
Section 3: Finances | Pūtea
Prospective financial statements
Funding impact statements by group of activity
Annual funding impact statement for 2019/20
Schedule of fees and charges
Rating Impacts for sample properties