Summary of our year
Delivering the Annual Plan 2017/18
The Annual Plan 2017/18 was the first plan for the new Council after the 2016 elections. It included projects that continued the work from the 2015-25 10-year plan and initiatives from the Mayor and Councillors’ Triennium Plan. Projects in the Annual Plan included major capital projects like the earthquake strengthening of the Town Hall, the roll-out of LED lighting and the cycleway programme, through to the implementation of the Living Wage and removing spectator fees at swimming pools.
Overall, 2017/18 was a busy year with a substantial ongoing work programme. Against the Annual Plan we:
- met a majority of our KPI targets
- continued to improve (through the Smart Council programme) the delivery of essential services, such as consenting systems and a full review of our key performance measures
- updated Our 10-Year Plan 2018–28 including a major capital programme to address key strategic priorities.
Financially we remained in a healthy financial position. We achieved a net surplus in our budget and a near break-even underlying result. Our debt equals less than a year of our revenue, and we maintained our AA credit rating.