3/05/2019 10:00:00 a.m.
3 May 2019
Have you had your say yet on Rotorua Lakes Council's proposed 2019/20 Annual Plan?
The plan, which reflects Council’s ongoing commitment to the direction set in the 2018-28 Long-term Plan, is available for public viewing.
Feedback is sought on the future operation and management of wastewater services. At this time we are asking if the community supports, in principle, a proposal relating to future delivery of these services and if this progresses, there will be further public consultation.
Links to information about the Annual Plan including ways to provide feedback are available HERE on Council’s website or go directly to our consultation platform Let’s Talk/Korero Mai.
Next week there are two public events where you can speak directly with elected members and have your feedback recorded and taken into consideration for final decision-making on the Annual Plan.
There are two public, facilitated group sessions.
A brief overall presentation on the Annual Plan will be followed by group sessions. Attendees will split into groups where they can provide feedback to elected members on the Annual Plan.
Tuesday 7 May: 4pm-6pm, Council Chamber, Rotorua Lakes Council, 1061 Haupapa St.
Thursday 9 May: 5pm-7pm, Discovery Space, 2nd Floor, Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St.
Connecting vision to action
The annual plan is the link between Council's Long-term Plan and the annual setting of rates. It details the annual budget and any changes/differences to what is in the Long-term Plan (LTP).
Elected member annual plan workshops held earlier this year concluded that the set direction has not changed – there is commitment to the delivery of the 2018-28 Long-term Plan (LTP).
Council faces a number of key challenges including sourcing of external funding; ongoing commitment to engagement and partnering; condition of assets (including what we don’t know); resource consenting and these challenges have impacted on delivery, mainly relating to timing of some of the large capital projects.
The 2018-28 LTP was adopted in June 2018 following consultation and engagement with the community. It sets out work programmes and projects to be delivered across the 10 years of the plan and connects the district’s 2030 vision to action, investing in work programmes and projects for the benefit of our community now, and for the future.
The 2019/20 financial year, which starts 1 July, is Year 2 of the 2018-28 LTP.
You can view the LTP HERE on Council’s website