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Council Plan and Budget

Council adopted the Council Plan 2017-2021 and Budget 2017/18 on 13 June 2017:

Council Plan

The Council Plan 2017-2021 is a vital roadmap to set our course for the future, provide accountability to the community, direct the organisation and help guide decision making. It also helps us track our performance and meet the legislative requirements set out in the Local Government Act 1989.

The Council Plan represents our shared trajectory to 2021 and complements the vision in Living Kingston 2035 to create a community that is growing and thriving but still remains a place where people love to live and work.

This journey begins with our strong commitment to the community that everything we do is driven by our key value of providing Community Inspired Leadership. 

The Council Plan features five goals that we have created to make Kingston a place the community wants it to be with:

  • Our well-planned, liveable city supported by infrastructure to meet future needs
  • Our sustainable green environment with accessible open spaces
  • Our connected, inclusive, healthy and learning community
  • Our free-moving, safe, prosperous and dynamic city
  • Our well-governed and responsive organisation

Our progress against the plan is measured in quarterly performance reports and the Annual Report, which are publicly available.  Please read these to discover more about our successes and the challenges Council faces.

We’re confident our strong long-term financial strategy will ensure we can continue to develop new and innovative ways to meet future needs while working within the restraints of rate capping.

Please take the time to read through this plan and find out more about the exciting things happening in Kingston over the next four years and how you can be involved.

Strategic Resource Plan

The Strategic Resource Plan 2017-21 (SRP) was adopted by Council on 13 June 2017.  The high level plan demonstrates how Council will employ its financial and non-financial resources to achieve the Council Plan 2017-2021 goals, key directions and objectives.

It is a rolling four year financial plan that ensures that Kingston remains sustainable in the medium to long term.

This Strategic Resource Plan is updated annually with the development of the Annual Budget and meets the legislative requirements specified in the Local Government Act 1989 and Local Government (Planning and Reporting) Regulations 2014. The 2017/18 Budget, details the first year of the SRP.

You can view Council's Strategic Resource Plans below:

You can find information on Kingston Council's budget, which is adopted annually, here.