Media: Daily Post
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Media: Daily Post
Topic: Public hui re East Rotoiti/Rotoma Sewerage Scheme
We can provide council perspective but can't speak on behalf of the community so if you want something from the Rotomā or the Rotoiti communities' perspectives you will need to speak to perhaps the chairs of their community associations and/or or you could try Phill Thomass, chair of the Rotorua Lakes Community Board, who was also there on Saturday.
From Infrastructure Group Manager Stavros Michael:
The purpose of the meeting was to update the Rotoiti community on progress with the East Rotoiti/Rotomā Sewerage Scheme.
It was mainly an opportunity for people to ask questions and it followed a similar meeting for the Rotomā community in early December.
The meetings were timed to capture both permanent residents in these communities and out-of-district ratepayers as many are at their lake holiday homes at this time of the year.
From Council's perspective the Rotoiti meeting went well with an estimated 100 to 120 people in attendance so it was a good turnout.
We provided some background and a general update on the current status of the scheme, the proposed next stages and processes and took questions from the floor.
Myself and other council officers involved in the project attended, along with Deputy Mayor Dave Donaldson , Rotorua Lakes Community Board Chair Phill Thomass, Cr Lyall Thurston from the BOP Regional Council and the Chair of the Rural Community Board Shirley Trumper.
The meeting was chaired by a member of the community.
You'll find further background at THIS LINK
The following key points re the current status of the project may also help:
- The project team focus is currently on identifying the type of pre-treatment system for Rotoiti, through competitive tendering and (once the main lines design is finalised) completing the Rotoiti main trunk pipelines to which each property will be connected.
- We are aiming to finish the Rotomā network and the Treatment Plant which is located in the Rotoiti area, between April and June 2019.
- About $24m of the total estimated $35.5m cost of the scheme is already committed to contracts and these are progressing to schedule. The objective is to fit the full scheme components into the remaining $11m, which would keep the net capital cost per ratepayer as close as possible to $14,100 which is what Council estimated in its 2017/18 Annual Plan.
- The reason we cannot provide the exact figure yet is because there are still parts of the project to procure and design so we don't yet have the final cost. Once the final cost is known, we will be able to provide the exact amount per property.