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We want to actively create opportunities for our people to thrive in their jobs, careers, and lives so they can leverage the wonderful lifestyle and opportunities our city has to offer.

What we will focus on:

  1. We'll work with partners like central government and other councils to deliver fast and efficient transport connections to connect Hamilton Kirikiriroa quickly to places like Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau and Tauranga. 
  2. We’ll look beyond our borders and work with our regional partners to maximise the opportunities from Hamilton Kirikiriroa being the hub of the Waikato region.
  3. We’ll make sure our economic strength is further leveraged and that Hamilton Kirikiriroa is known as a great place to work and do business.
  4. We’ll empower and enable our diverse communities to share their voice, and shape their city.
  5. We’ll invest in the right infrastructure to make sure Hamilton Kirikiriroa is an attractive place for businesses to succeed.

Council’s total operating budget for 2024/25 is $445.8 million. The operating costs to deliver Priority 2 are $106.1 million.

*The $445.8 million operating budget excludes $8.3 million in support unit costs that are not allocated to any specific priority.

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Here are the projects we’re proposing to do for Priority 2 over the next 10 years, and what our everyday costs in 2024/25 will be. You can also see the projects we’re proposing not to fund in the Long-Term Plan.

Funded – unless otherwise stated these figures have not been adjusted for inflation

Project
Description
Net 10-year total cost (000s)
Strategic Land Acquisition Fund The Strategic Land Acquisition Fund’s purpose is to proactively buy land to support our growing city. The fund will be primarily used for projects currently under way in growth areas like purchasing land that’s part of a future Council designation. Other opportunities for the fund include acquiring land adjacent to expanding Council facilities like cemeteries or natural habitats with existing trees and plants to help mitigate the impacts of development. $100,000 
Animal Control - Kennel Block Extension This project will see the build of additional kennels at our Animal Control facilities, to help meet growth in dog numbers and reduce the number of dogs per kennel.  $650 
Community-wide Security Risk Assessment Responses This project includes scoping and delivering safety improvements to upgrade the design of our public spaces and facilities. It will also improve the monitoring of these spaces and facilities. $52 
Renewals - regulatory and safety (adjusted for inflation) As well as new projects, a big part of what we do is looking after what we've got. Our renewals and compliance programme makes sure we replace our assets to a modern standard in order to meet community expectations and compliance needs. $5,644
Renewals - strategic property (adjusted for inflation) As well as new projects, a big part of what we do is looking after what we've got. Our renewals and compliance programme makes sure we replace our assets to a modern standard in order to meet community expectations and compliance needs. $7,476

Unfunded

Project
Description
Net 10-year total cost
Fleet EV Infrastructure  This project is to install EV infrastructure for Council’s fleet at Council facilities to support the High Level Roadmap emission reduction target of 44% by 2030. The addition of EV charging stations across our sites will support a transition away from internal combustion engines. It is not to install public EV infrastructure. $3,713 
Fleet Growth  Budget to reflect requests from the organisation to expand the fleet. To be balanced against the emissions reduction target. $6,131 
Strategic Infrastructure Fund  This is a budget proposed by elected members to facilitate the delivery of affordable housing though incentivising infrastructure delivery cost which would normally be the responsibility of the developer. $49,155 

Operating (everyday) costs

Unit
Long-Term Plan Year 1 2024/25 budget
Governance $2,923
Growth $17,610
Partnerships, Communication & Maaori $9,352
Regulatory & Safety $13,613
Support Services $62,561
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