Annual Plan 2017/18
A Mayor's Perspective
This consultation document seeks feedback from the community and proposes to accelerate infrastructure developments and investment in the district’s future. Council proposes to accelerate our ongoing progress with covering open drains and improving footpaths by setting aside just over $330,000 for open drains and a doubling of the budget for footpaths.
Council seeks feedback from the community on the proposed projects noted in this consultation document. These projects will see Council investing in transport and tourism infrastructure, investigating how we can enhance our CBD, investing in our people and providing work experience opportunities for them. This consultation document seeks to discuss options for securing Wairoa’s future which will mean a proposed total rates increase for the coming year of 4.9%, down from the previously consulted upon LTP indication of 5.76%.
To continue our current levels of service (three waters, roading infrastructure, community services etc), rates would need to increase by just over 3%. We also need to look at options to invest in Wairoa’s future and this consultation document looks at options for an affordable approach to maintaining current infrastructure and levels of services as well as investing in opportunities for Wairoa’s future. This is your time to help us design a future for Wairoa district that we can all be proud of.
You can download the consultation document for the Annual Plan 2017/18 below.
You can download the supporting Documents at the bottom of this page from our 'related documents' section.
You can also find the important dates for the adoption of the Annual Plan 2017/18 in our calendar.
- Thursday, 6th April 2017 - Submissions open
- Friday, 5th May 2017 - Submissions close at 12 noon
- Tuesday, 16th May 2017 - Draft Annual Plan Consultation Hearing
- Tuesday, 20th June 2017 - Annual Plan adopted
Make a Submission
We would like to hear from you about the proposals in this consultation document for the Annual Plan 2017/18. To make a submission please complete the form below.
For more information about the Annual Plan 2017/18 please contact the Wairoa District Council.
+64 6 838 7309