Long Term Plan: Have your say
Recently, feedback opened on our 2021 – 31 Long Term Plan consultation document. The Long Term Plan is the district’s plan for the next 10 years. It is reviewed and updated every three years.
We asking three key questions: what general rate increase option you prefer, should we sell our pensioner housing and should we continue our inorganic kerbside rubbish collection service.
We’re proposing a ‘hard and fast’ general rate increase in year 1 of 9% and then 3.5% for year 2 and 3 of the plan. Our other option sets the general rate increase at 7% in year
1, 6% in year 2 and 4% in year 3.
The inorganic kerbside rubbish collection service has been popular in the Waikato district for a long time, but it is becoming harder and harder to deliver, not just because of rising costs in this area.
We have 34 pensioner flats in Tuakau, Huntly and Ngaruawahia. We’re proposing to sell these to a dedicated social housing provider.
You can find out more and make a submission before 5pm on Friday 7 May 2021 at www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/ltp.
Have your say on our Development Contributions policy
We’re also asking for feedback on our Development Contributions Policy. Development contributions is money that developers or property owners pay towards the costs of infrastructure required for growth. This could include water supply, storm-water
disposal and wastewater pipes, roads and footpaths, parks, reserves and community facilities. The policy outlines in more detail how this works in our district.
This is a separate consultation but we’re running it at the same time as the Long Term Plan consultation.
You can find more information here: www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/ltp.
Make sure to get your feedback in by 5pm on Friday 7 May 2021.