Time Running Out to Have Your Say on Annual Plan

Time Running Out to Have Your Say on Annual Plan

Friday, May 13, 2016

Consultation on this has now closed.

With consultation closing on Friday 20 May, time is fast running out to have your say on three proposals in the South Taranaki District Council’s draft Annual Plan for 2016/17.

Group Manager of corporate services, Phillippa Wilson, says a key feature in the proposed Plan is the reduction in the District Rate increase from 2.91% to 0.98%

“Every three years the Council must develop a Long Term Plan which outlines the intended projects and services for the district over the next ten years. The Council adopted its most recent Long Term Plan in 2015,” says Mrs Wilson.

“Each year, an Annual Plan is also developed highlighting the programme for the upcoming year, striking the rates and identifying any differences from the Long Term Plan,” she says.

“Because there are no significant changes between the proposed 2016/17 Annual Plan and the corresponding year of the Long Term Plan, the Council is not required to consult. However, our Council has decided it would still like community feedback on three proposals.”

The proposals the Council is seeking feedback on are:

  1. To reduce the District Rate increase from 2.91% to 0.98%
  2. To increase Building Services user fees by 18%
  3. To increase Cemetery Services user fees by 10%

How to give Feedback

“Residents can give their feedback by completing the online submission form here or sending an email to annualplan@stdc.govt.nz .

Alternatively they can pick up a hardcopy feedback form from any LibraryPlus and either drop it back or post it to us at Private Bag 902, Hawera,” says Mrs Wilson.

Feedback can be submitted until 5pm Friday 20 May 2016.

More Information

For more information on the proposed Annual Plan 2016/17 click here.