Annual Plan 2022-23

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Submissions to the draft Annual Plan 2022-2023 and Community Grant Applications closed at 5.00pm on Monday 25 April 2022.

The 2022-2023 Annual Plan Submissions Pack is now available to read in the document library.


What is the Annual Plan all about?

It’s the work plan for the year and includes budgets and key priorities for us to deliver on behalf of the community. It sets out what’s proposed to be spent on capital projects, like roading, three waters and town centre infrastructure, and how much it costs to operate the services council provides, like rubbish collection, recycling processing and parks and community venues. Importantly, it shows how all of these impact the rates you pay to keep the district humming.


Key topics we’re looking for feedback on include:

  • increased budget to deliver on the Climate and Biodiversity Plan
  • funding to defend weather tightness claims
  • right-sizing staff numbers, and
  • a range of fees and charges

All residents and ratepayers are invited to share their views on the draft plan.


Get informed

The 2022-2023 Annual Plan will be available at the following places:

  • Online in our 'document library' section on the top right of this page
  • As a hard copy at Council offices and libraries across the district


We provided a summary Annual Plan Consultation Document which could be accessed:

  • Online in our 'document library' section
  • As a hardcopy at Council offices and libraries across the district
  • Through letterbox drops as an insert in ‘Mountain Scene’ and ‘Wānaka Sun’ publications on 31 March 2022
  • Delivered to all PO Boxes district-wide and posted to all non-resident ratepayers.

Error correction: the highlighted number below (on page 10 of the Consultation Document) should read ‘8,756,216’. The totals remain unchanged.



Hearings

Due to being in the Orange COVID-19 Protection Framework setting the hearing(s) of submissions will be held online via Zoom and combined into one date on Wednesday 25 May.

If you have requested to speak at a hearing, a member of the governance team will be in contact to provide further details and arrange a convenient time.

Please note that all submissions have equal weight, whether you have chosen to speak at a hearing or not.


Keen to chat?

If you have a question, you can submit it online by clicking the "Ask a question" link at the bottom of this page and we'll get it answered as soon as possible. Answers will be published for everyone to see.


Applying for a Community Grant

Submisisons to the Annual Plan included a process to apply for a community grant.

Community grant applications can be made for one-off community projects or operational costs for the 2022-2023 financial year. There will be another annual community funding round held in 2023. Applications for longer term funding (up to three years) can be made as part of the next Ten Year Plan consultation process in 2024.

It’s important to note that the majority of community grants funding is committed in the Ten Year Plan, with a small community grants fund available as part of the Annual Plan process. All community grant decisions will be made by the Council as part of the process to finalise and adopt the 2022-2023 Annual Plan in June.

Submissions to the draft Annual Plan 2022-2023 and Community Grant Applications closed at 5.00pm on Monday 25 April 2022.

The 2022-2023 Annual Plan Submissions Pack is now available to read in the document library.


What is the Annual Plan all about?

It’s the work plan for the year and includes budgets and key priorities for us to deliver on behalf of the community. It sets out what’s proposed to be spent on capital projects, like roading, three waters and town centre infrastructure, and how much it costs to operate the services council provides, like rubbish collection, recycling processing and parks and community venues. Importantly, it shows how all of these impact the rates you pay to keep the district humming.


Key topics we’re looking for feedback on include:

  • increased budget to deliver on the Climate and Biodiversity Plan
  • funding to defend weather tightness claims
  • right-sizing staff numbers, and
  • a range of fees and charges

All residents and ratepayers are invited to share their views on the draft plan.


Get informed

The 2022-2023 Annual Plan will be available at the following places:

  • Online in our 'document library' section on the top right of this page
  • As a hard copy at Council offices and libraries across the district


We provided a summary Annual Plan Consultation Document which could be accessed:

  • Online in our 'document library' section
  • As a hardcopy at Council offices and libraries across the district
  • Through letterbox drops as an insert in ‘Mountain Scene’ and ‘Wānaka Sun’ publications on 31 March 2022
  • Delivered to all PO Boxes district-wide and posted to all non-resident ratepayers.

Error correction: the highlighted number below (on page 10 of the Consultation Document) should read ‘8,756,216’. The totals remain unchanged.



Hearings

Due to being in the Orange COVID-19 Protection Framework setting the hearing(s) of submissions will be held online via Zoom and combined into one date on Wednesday 25 May.

If you have requested to speak at a hearing, a member of the governance team will be in contact to provide further details and arrange a convenient time.

Please note that all submissions have equal weight, whether you have chosen to speak at a hearing or not.


Keen to chat?

If you have a question, you can submit it online by clicking the "Ask a question" link at the bottom of this page and we'll get it answered as soon as possible. Answers will be published for everyone to see.


Applying for a Community Grant

Submisisons to the Annual Plan included a process to apply for a community grant.

Community grant applications can be made for one-off community projects or operational costs for the 2022-2023 financial year. There will be another annual community funding round held in 2023. Applications for longer term funding (up to three years) can be made as part of the next Ten Year Plan consultation process in 2024.

It’s important to note that the majority of community grants funding is committed in the Ten Year Plan, with a small community grants fund available as part of the Annual Plan process. All community grant decisions will be made by the Council as part of the process to finalise and adopt the 2022-2023 Annual Plan in June.

Q&A for Annual Plan 2022-2023

Do you have a question about the Annual Plan or Community Grants process?  Ask it here and we'll get it answered as soon as possible. 

All questions and answers will be published here for everyone to see. 

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    Kia ora, I see in the "update on Ten Year Plan progress" section that an active travel programme has been approved. "A programme of work to deliver these new walking and cycling facilities has been approved by Council and Waka Kotahi. The entire programme is designed to connect key destinations such as Arrowtown, Arthur’s Point, Kelvin Heights, Jacks Point, Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country, Fernhill, Frankton and Queenstown. Regrettably, funding at this stage is limited to design with the exception of Jacks Point to Frankton and Quail Rise to Frankton which are being delivered through the NZUP programme." What is the Council's name for this project? I'm keen to track its progress from the design stages onwards. It's a real shame to see only the design funded at this stage, particularly when investment in better active transport routes can help people save money at the petrol pump and get cars off the road. On which line of the prospective operating expenditure is the spending on active travel design indicated? And lastly, what is the estimated timeline for actual works beginning? Thanks very much in advance, Jennifer Smart

    smart asked 3 months ago

    Hi Jennifer, apologies with the delay in answering your query.

    The project is referred to as the Wakatipu Active Travel Network and is being delivered jointly by QLDC and Waka Kotahi NZTA. QLDC work to date has progressed four of the routes to a completed design (including consents where necessary) – funding for these will be requested in the next Long Term Plan cycle (2024 – 2027).  

    QLDC has also progressed several of the Queenstown Town Centre routes under the Street Upgrade projects. These are in construction now and were brought forward thanks to the Crown Infrastructure Partner (Shovel Ready) funding. 

    Waka Kotahi are progressing with design and construction, including a new bridge over the State Highway from Jim’s Way, and a significant walking / cycling bridge over the Kawarau River to connect to the southern corridor (Jack's Point, Hanley Farms etc.).  The Waka Kotahi projects are fully funded for design and construction by them, which is why they do not appear in our documents.

    The approved network is shown below:

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    Are the 17.6 FTE (Right-sizing Staff Numbers) all planned to start within the 2022-2023 annual plan period and what is the breakdown of positions or departments these 17.6 FTE are being recruited for?

    too.many.com asked 3 months ago

    Hello, thanks for your query.

    Yes, the increase of 17.6 FTE is proposed for the 22/23 Financial Year. We have made efforts to reduce costs where possible, including reducing existing vacancies as a first priority.

    As we have factored in offsets (reduction in FTE cost) to minimise the rates impact of new resourcing requests, it is challenging to provide you with role specific information. However, as a general overview, the new roles are proposed across in the following areas:

    Corporate Services:
    - Community Partnerships
    - Knowledge Management
    - Policy & Performance (Spatial Planning)
    - People & Capability

    Planning & Development:
    - Building Control
    - Resource Consenting
    Note that these roles are cost recoverable and in direct response to the volume of applications received.

    Community Services:
    - Parks
    - Libraries
    - Sport & Recreation

    All proposed roles are in direct response to community needs, and maintaining service levels.

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    Hi, just wondering if there is any plan to put a public toilet in at Homestead Bay? The wingfoilers and kitesurfers are there most afternoons, and the closest public toilet is back at Remarkables 5 mile. I realise there is a development plan for the area, but a public toilet would seem necessary regardless?

    sc asked 3 months ago

    Hi there, thanks for getting in touch.

    QLDC do not own or administer any land at Homestead Bay. There is a masterplan for the area which is developer led and available to view online. You could refer to this for any facilities that may be planned.

    The public land along the lake edge is administered by LINZ. 

    The closest QLDC public toilet would be near the tennis courts in Jack's Point, or alternatively Hanley Playground.

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    There are above 2000 new households in HANLEY FARM (also some new houses in Jacks point...) NO MAIL DELIVERY FOR YEARS, they have to pay (shouldn't pay) and waiting long queue for PO Box? From 1st place, how come council approved this development without any mail delivery? Who is responsible for this? Why nobody come up to solve this urgent issues?

    May asked 3 months ago

    Hello, thanks for your query.

    This is an issue for NZ Post. Mail delivery isn’t a criteria by which a development is approved so doesn’t form part of Council's consenting process. 


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    Is there a set process to go through to request a speeed change. Windmill corner on Jane road has a lot of support for a change in speed. Hamish Horsley

    Hamish horsley asked 3 months ago

    Hi Hamish, 

    Thanks for your email.

    QLDC recently undertook a district wide speed limit review and implementation as part of the development of the 2018 Bylaw, with additional recommendations presented to Council in September 2021.

    Currently there is no budget in place for any individual reviews following the district wide review but you can put in a formal submission to the Annual Plan for budget to be allocated to complete this.

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    How can we allocate more funding to the libraries???

    Roz asked 4 months ago

    Hi Roz, 

    Please take the opportunity to write a submission from 21 March which highlights the library services and offerings you believe are important and where you’d like to see more funds allocated such as new services, facilities etc. You may like to refer to the Library strategy 2020 which outlines four focus areas for the future (page 19-22) which include: Literacy and language skills, Improving equitable access to services for all, Cultivating a sense of belonging and Learning for Life by fostering creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. You’ll find a copy of the Library strategy on the QLDC website here.

    Hope this helps.

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