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Have your say on the Draft Annual Plan

Residents are encouraged to have a say on the direction of the Waimakariri District when the Draft Annual Plan - which opens for consultation today.

The Council are consulting on their Draft Annual Plan 2020 – 2021 and want to hear what residents think about:

  • The future of the ‘Three Waters’ (drinking, waste and storm water) following the announcement of a central Government regulator
  • Funding preliminary design for a Community Hub planned to be built on regeneration land in Kaiapoi.

We have also taken the opportunity within the consultation document to update residents on a number of significant projects that are currently underway including the Stadium Waimakariri build, sustainability and climate change, and park and ride facility progress.

Mayor Dan Gordon says the Draft Annual Plan is the opportunity for the Council and community to connect and discuss the priorities ahead.

“This is the final year of our Ten Year Plan and, as expected, is a steady as we go approach.

“We know in the coming years there will be changes coming from central Government around new water standards and carbon emissions which will impact the Council. Given this we’ve focused on completing the projects already underway to best prepare us for any future changes.”

The plus side of the focus on completing projects already underway is the proposed rates increase for the 2020 – 2021 year is at 4 percent - which compares to 4.5 percent signalled last year.

Consultation on the Draft Annual Plan opens today March 6 and closes on April 6.

For more information and to have your say visit waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

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