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Local Government in New Zealand - Local Councils


Forecast Balance Sheet

This profile shows the sector's forecast financial position (assets, liabilities and total public equity) over a 10 year period. This is similar to the data you would find in a company’s balance sheet. This information has been collected by the Department of Internal Affairs from the councils' current Long-Term Plans (LTP).

Forecast public equity and total assets

All figures in $000s, as at year ended 30 June 2016 - 2025.

The Council's 2015-2025 Long-Term Plan.

Forecast debt and other liabilities

All figures in $000s, as at year ended 30 June 2016 - 2025.

The Council's 2015-2025 Long-Term Plan.


  1. All years presented are as at 30 June.
  2. Values have been rounded to the nearest thousand $(000).
  3. Figures may not add to the total due to rounding.
  4. All values are GST exclusive.
  5. All values have been adjusted for inflation by the reporting council.
  6. More so than other councils in New Zealand, the Auckland Council uses council-controlled organisations (CCOs) to perform many of its activities. For this reason, the data presented includes Auckland CCO information and excludes CCO data for all other councils.
  7. The figures do not include any amendments that may have been made by councils after LTPs were adopted, such as in subsequent annual plans.
  8. Each council has adopted different assumptions. The key assumptions are generally about demographics, inflation and spending intentions. For details about the specific assumptions adopted by councils please refer to their individual LTP.
  9. As each council’s LTP may be presented differently, the Department of Internal Affairs has interpreted the data from the LTP statements against a consistent framework as described in the "Data Dictionary" for this dataset.
  10. The “Download Data” section of this website provides a consolidated set of councils’ LTP financial data in Excel pivot table format, as well as the "Data Dictionary" and further notes about this dataset.
  11. While care has been used in extracting, processing and analysing councils’ LTP data, the Department of Internal Affairs is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this information. The Department of Internal Affairs disclaims and excludes all liability for any claim, loss, demand or damages of any kind whatsoever (including for negligence) arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this information.

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