Annual Plan 2022-23

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In 2021 we consulted the community on our 10-Year Long Term Plan (2021-2031). We received your feedback on the key proposals and developed the final plan.  To deliver that 10 year programme the average rates increase for the 2022 financial year was 5.4%, with an average increase of 3.3% forecast over the 10 years.

What have we been doing

- We have been busy delivering year one of the Plan

What's next

- Year two commences on 1 July 2022

- We need to approve an Annual Plan for 2022-23 (Year 2)

Doing what we said we would do... 2021-22


  • Roads - The Long Term Plan (LTP) set out $4.99million over 6 years to clear a backlog of work – mainly road reseals and renewals in rural areas. We have completed $1.56 million worth of reseals and renewals so far this financial year (to end of March).
  • Footpaths - We increased the maintenance budget and look forward to next year’s extra $100,000 per year for the rest of the LTP to upgrade our footpaths.
  • Urban Rubbish Collection - The fortnightly rubbish collection has been implemented –100% user paid through bag purchases.
  • Tourism & Business Support - We have kept the grant to Destination Kaikōura at $225,000 to assist with the work needed to bring visitors to Kaikōura, as our businesses and jobs have been challenged by Covid-19.
  • District Plan Review - We have done well with the actions for year 1 of the review of the outdated District Plan (costing $2.25 million over 9 years) 

 Do what we say we are going to do... 2022-23

  • Extra $100,000 of footpath upgrades
  • Develop the Link Pathway
  • Review core sections of the District Plan
  • Progressing the Waiau Toa/Clarence Valley access project
  • Finish Waste Transfer Station
  • Start development of Wakatu Quay
  • $740k more on road reseals backlog
  • Undertake a Rating Review


Next Steps: Draft Annual Plan to Council 25 May and final to be adopted 29 June

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