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Council Plan and Budget

2021/22 Budget 

The Revised Budget 2021/22 was adopted at a Council Meeting on 25 October. The budget was revised to align with key projects and initiatives outlined in the Council Plan 2021-25. The new Council Plan will be available in the section below in the coming days. 

We also developed a Financial Plan, which provides a 10 year financially sustainable projection of how the actions of the Council Plan may be funded to achieve the Community Vision.

Under the new Local Government Act 2020, all councils are now required to develop a Revenue and Rating Plan. View the Revenue and Rating Plan 2021-25.

Council Plan

This year we’ve worked closely with our community to set Council’s direction for the future.

The Council Plan 2021-2025 provides accountability to the community, directs the organisation and helps guide decision making. It also helps us track our performance and meet the legislative requirements set out in the Local Government Act 2020.

Through the Your Kingston Your Future deliberative engagement project, and the development of the Community Vision, we were given a clear picture of what kind of future our community want.

We worked closely with an independently selected, representative Community Panel to develop our strategies for the future. The Community Panel dedicated many hours to develop the vision, a set of recommendations for the Council Plan, our Public Health and Wellbeing Plan and plans for how we manage Kingston’s finances and assets.

Council adopted the Council Plan 2021-25 on 25 October 2021. A designed version will be coming soon, but in the meantime, you can view the details:

The Council Plan 2021-25 is a roadmap for how we will work in partnership with our community to build a more liveable and sustainable Kingston. We will focus on a range of goals, priorities and capital investment over the next four years. We will work towards our six strategic objectives:

  • Our city will be a vibrant, enjoyable, and easy place to live.
  • We prioritise our environment and reduce our impact on the earth.
  • We will embrace the concept of a 20-minute neighbourhood, support the ongoing process of decentralisation and support people to live and work locally.
  • We are progressive, inclusive and prioritise the wellbeing of all members of our community.
  • Our community will feel safe, and be safe, in all aspects of their lives.
  • Council will be collaborative, accountable, transparent, responsive, well-informed and efficient. 

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.

Summaries of the Council Plan 2021-25 in other languages – coming soon!

Strategic Resource Plan

The Strategic Resource Plan 2019-23 (SRP) was adopted by Council on 24 June 2019.  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. 

You can view Council's Strategic Resource Plans below:
Council's previously Adopted Budgets: