Rates notices delayed as budget revised

Rates notices will be delayed until sometime after July 22 following the re-exhibition of council's Long Term Financial Plan, its draft revised Operational Delivery Plan, and Operational Plan 2020/21.

Council has said that implementing the council resolution of May 27 will result in a significant (material) difference in the Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) impacting the draft Operational Plan (OP) 2020-2021 including Council's Budget and Revenue Policy.

"As such, when modelling the impacts of this resolution, councillors considered the impacts at a financial briefing on Wednesday, June 3 and a staff recommendation that the amended documents re-start a new 28 day exhibition period commencing June 10 and concluding on July 8," council said.

Feedback/submissions on the documents will be considered at an additional council meeting on July 22.

The recommendation to extend public exhibition and adoption is consistent with the Local Government Act 1993 amendment that provides a one-month extension (to July 31) to adopt the required Integrated Planning and Reporting documents in 2020 due to the COVID-19 impacts.

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