Annual Plans

Annual Plans provide a process for the ORC to review the detailed budgets contained in the Long-term Plan 2018-28 (LTP). 

We are now planning for year three of the LTP, the Annual Plan 2020-21. The nature and level of change to the LTP is of interest to the community and influences the way we reach out.   

Where change is not significant, we can carry on with the programme as already agreed with the community. 

To find out how to submit on an annual plan, click here.

Annual Plan 2020-21

Council adopted the Annual Plan 2020-21 on 24 June 2020. It is effective from 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021.

Thank you to our communities for finding the time to submit your feedback on the proposed Annual Plan 2020-21. Our council heard you and acted accordingly. Some of the changes and considerations you'll see are:

  1. Funding our work programmes differently this year to reduce the amount we're asking you to pay:
    • General rates increase: 0%
    • Average total rates increase: 2.3%
  2. Additional 1.0 FTE Civil Defence and Emergency Management staff in Queenstown Lakes on a one-year fixed-term contract.
  3. Meeting the concerns regarding possum control in Otago, given OSPRI's upcoming departure.
  4. Presenting a report exploring how ORC can assist an integrated trail network throughout Otago.
  5. Investigating how we can support Orokanui Ecosanctuary in the replacement of their predator free fence.
  6. Investigating carbon footprint accounting options to find the best fit for our region. 
  7. Doubling our contribution to the control of lagarosiphon in Otago waters.
  8. Cost analysis of a Tomahawk Management Plan going into our Long-term Plan.
  9. Ensuring community consultation takes place regarding the design, cost and intended outcomes for infrastructure on drainage schemes.
  10. Including the Wakatipu ferry trial, subject to partner funding.


Please note:

You can find all submissions to the proposed annual plan here.


Annual Plan 2020-21

Engagement document for the Proposed Annual Plan

Annual Plan 2019-20

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