Submissions close on Thursday on Wellington City Council's draft annual plan, which includes a residential rates increase of 4.1%.
The council is hoping to make savings of $9 million in its 2013/14 annual plan.
The draft proposes an average rates increase of 2.8% and an increase to the budget of the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary of $175,000 in each of the next two financial years.
The council is also proposing spend $1 million on an upgrade of Frank Kitts Park, lower speed limits in the central business district and introduce pay and display parking at the Botanic Garden and Freyberg Pool.
Other changes include the introduction of a parking permit costing $400 per year for taxi drivers who use taxi ranks.