The Council gets its money from a range of sources, including rates, borrowing, money from user charges and government grants, such as for Te Kaha, shovel-ready projects, and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for roading.
This section outlines how much money comes from each source and what we will spend it on this year, including both operating spending and capital investment.
In 2023/2024, only 45% of our total funding will come from your rates, as shown in the table below.
|Sources of Council funding||%|
|Fees, charges and operational subsidies||12%|
|Capital contributions, grants and subsidies||10%|
|Dividends and interest||7%|
|Transfer from reserves||1%|
In 2023/2024, we will spend a total of $1.54 billion on operating and capital costs. The table below shows where the Council plans to spend the funding collected.
The other classification includes $94 million of interest costs either externally recovered or not allocated to Groups of Activities. Capital expenditures for Te Kaha and IT projects are also included.
|Total Council spending, by activity||$000||%|
|Communities and citizens|
|Recreation and sport||$74,063||5%|
|Community development and facilities||$25,083||2%|
|Art Gallery / Museums||$24,456||2%|
|Communities and citizens – other||$14,205||1%|
|Parks, heritage and coastal environment||$122,544||8%|
|Solid waste and resource recovery||$71,781||5%|
|Regulatory and compliance||$50,978||3%|
|Strategic planning and policy||$33,377||2%|