6 Dec 2023

Auckland Council meets to discuss ten-year-budget

From Morning Report, 7:49 am on 6 December 2023

Auckland council is meeting on Wednesday to go over the first proposal for it's ten-year-budget - which sets its political direction under Mayor Wayne Brown.

The council's Budget Committee will discuss the Mayoral Proposal for the Long Term Plan, which features a slew of rates rises and some controversial changes for the city.

Returning some of the land around the Port of Auckland, creating congestion charges, and putting rates up 19 percent over the next three years are just a few of the ideas put forward.

Reporter Finn Blackwell has the story.