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

Image - cover of plan documentFor 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

>>> View the full 2019/20 Annual Plan | 2019/20 Mahere ā-Tau [PDF, 3.7 MB] 


Section 1: Setting the scene | Whakaritea te wāhi

Section 1 [PDF, 2.1 MB]

Message from the Chairperson and Chief Executive  

Your regional councillors

Our region 

Section 2: Groups of activities | Ko nga mahi-a-ropu

Section 2 [PDF, 970 KB]

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

Section 3 [PDF, 720 KB]

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