DCC to make plan decision

The Dunedin City Council will consider whether to run an annual plan for 2024-25, followed by a nine-year plan process, or continue with a 10-year plan process, following the passing of a Bill designed to give councils more flexibility.

The Bill will allow councils to choose between the two options while the government’s new approach to Three Waters reforms is being finalised.

As a result, the council’s scheduled 10-year plan will not go ahead. Instead, councillors will consider the implications of both options at their next meeting on February 27, once the new law has received Royal Assent. The council’s budget meetings will now be held on March 12-14, regardless of councillors’ preferred option.