High number of submissions received on Council’s Long Term Plan
Clutha District Council received over 200 submissions from residents about the proposed Long Term Plan.
Chief Executive Steve Hill said the public feedback consultation period had now closed and staff had worked hard to collate the high number of submissions in preparation for the Hearing to be held on Thursday, May 6.
“Over 30 people have asked to speak to councillors at the Hearing to have their feedback considered,” Mr Hill said.
Once these people have been heard Council will take this and all written submissions into consideration at the decisions meeting on May 20.
Council’s 2021/31 Long Term Plan sets the Clutha District’s direction for the next decade and basically covers everything Council does and how it is paid for.
Council will also consider the proposed Living and Working Strategy, Rating Policies, Financial Statements, Significance and Engagement Policy, Rates Information, Infrastructure Strategy, Financial Strategy and Proposed Schedule of Fees and Charges 2021/22.
All councils are required to set these 10-year budgets and review them every three years.
The areas Council asked for feedback on included:
• LIVING & WORKING – have we got our priorities right for the Clutha District?
• FINANCES - What do you think of our proposed mix for spending, borrowing and rating and how could we improve the mix?
• RATES - what do you think of our proposed approach by using reserves to keep rates down.
• INFRASTRUCTURE – have we got our priorities right for infrastructure?
• MILTON - how far should we go and how much should be spent improving Milton’s Main Street?
• WATER - would it be better to establish a new supply from the Clutha River rather than continuing to use the Waitahuna and Tupapeka rivers?
• SUPPORTING LIVING & WORKING IN CLUTHA PROJECTS - there are a number of projects we have been asked to help support, do you agree?