Wellington’s mayor is introducing the most challenging budget he’s ever seen, with the proposition of a 14 per cent rates increase for the city.
The capital is facing a myriad of cost pressures including ageing water pipes, insurance hikes, seismic issues, transport plans, and its social housing portfolio.
They want you to think it is all about the water pipes but actually it is an inability to prioritise spending.
They’re wasting over $100 million on a second music venue. The convention centre is likely to be a huge loss maker and they are proposing a massive $180 million central library rebuild.
How many people living in Wellington have had a 14% increase in income this year?