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“We’re listening:” final week to have your say on Regional Council plans

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
You have less than a week to share your views on the future of the region as consultation on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s 10 Year Plan and proposed Revenue and Finance Policy closes this Sunday.

>Greater Wellington Chair, Chris Laidlaw, says it’s important communities take the chance to be a part of the planning process as the work of the regional council touches on your lives. “We’re listening and we’ve offered a number of alternatives to ratepayers this year.”

“Our proposed 10 Year Plan is focussed on several critical areas including emergency management, water supply, environmental stewardship, planning and public transport which will affect everyone across the region,” says Cr Laidlaw.

“Alongside our 10 Year Plan we are also consulting on our proposed Revenue and Finance Policy, which is about thinking how rates are allocated. This year we have proposed changes to funding for both public transport and flood protection to create a fairer allocation of rates more in line with other councils around the country.”

After the consultation period ends Greater Wellington will collate the submissions in preparation for Council in late May where people will have the chance to discuss their submissions in person with elected members.

These views will guide the Councillors as they confirm the final 10 Year Plan and Revenue and Finance Policy, which will be adopted at a Council meeting in June and will be in place from July this year.

“It’s important to Councillors and the officers who deliver the work programmes that we get as much feedback as possible before settling the plan,” says Cr Laidlaw.

“Nothing is more important in delivering a plan than knowing it has broad community support.”

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  1. Traveller, 24. April 2018, 17:34

    Have they taught themselves to listen? Why weren’t they listening when they decided to get rid of the trolley buses?

  2. Jonny Utzone, 24. April 2018, 19:44

    Well said Traveller, Feedback to Laidlaw et al is a waste of time.