This week we adopted our 2020-2021 Annual Plan. When we consulted our community earlier this year, we made two commitments: our rates increase would be less than 2.2%; and our programme of important capital works would continue.
I'm pleased to say we have met both commitments. Our increase is 1.88%.
With the economic challenges created by COVID-19, it's more important than ever that we maintain our direct investment in the Marlborough economy. Our investment in capital projects creates jobs for Marlborough contractors, and has flow on benefits for local businesses.
Enjoy your weekend.
Mayor of Marlborough