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Mayor pleased residents have had their say on Draft 10 Year Plan

25 May 2021, 8:39 AM

The consultation period for Waitomo District Council’s Draft 10 Year Plan has come to an end.

Elected members will now meet on 27 May to hear from those who wish to speak at the Council meeting in person.

Waitomo Mayor John Robertson says although he would have liked to have seen more public engagement throughout the consultation period, he is pleased to see the number of people who have put pen to paper.

“Participating in a local democratic process can seem daunting, so we appreciate the time people took to make a submission, or share their thoughts with us at our drop in sessions,” he says.

“We have a community that has great ideas and is passionate about the future of our district.  This plan is about meeting community expectations, whether that be the quality of our roads and drinking water or the attractiveness of our playgrounds.  

“In a financial sense, holding rates at close to current levels and paying down debt has received widespread support.

“There is a lot going on in the District right now, and having Council in good shape to support these opportunities is important.”

The 10YP submissions hearing is a public meeting, which will also be livestreamed on Council’s website.

Council will then meet again on June 9 to consider and deliberate on the 10 Year Plan.