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Waimakariri District Council’s 2018-28 Long Term Draft Plan (LTP)
was adopted at today’s special Council meeting.
“This is an important piece of work, and has involved
extensive planning, analysis and careful consideration,” Waimakariri Mayor
David Ayers says.
“I look forward to the community feedback once the public
consultation process begins early next month.
“We want to hear what you think.”
The predicted average rates increase contained within the
LTP is 4.4 percent across the District in the 2018/19 period, with average rate
increases of between 2.3 and 4.3 percent predicted for the remaining nine years
of the 10-year life of the plan.
Mr Ayers says these compared favourably with anticipated
rises in other Districts.
“Council finances are
being carefully managed following a prudent policy that ensures that
anticipated growth within the Waimakariri are both well planned and financially
As part of the Draft Plan, the Council is proposing to offer
more choice in terms of its kerbside collection, where residents are being
presented with 14 different options, with the impact on their rates dependent
on which option they choose.
Kerbside collection services are one of four flagship
projects included within the LTP.
The proposed $28.75 million Multi-Use Sports Facility, regenerating
the former Red Zones in Kaiapoi, Kairaki and The Pines Beach, and Community Facility
upgrades also feature prominently in the document.
The Council’s planning and programme of work anticipates the
District’s population growing from 59,200 currently to about 97,000 in 2048. Rangiora’s
population is expected to rise to 30,000 by 2048, with Kaiapoi increasing to
15,000 and the combined Woodend/Pegasus area jumping to 12,000 residents.
Details of what the Council proposes and the funding impacts
feature in a streamlined 44-page Consultation Document that was finalised at
today’s meeting and will be available to the public as part of the LTP
consultation process from March 9.
There will be a four-week public consultation process, which
will feature a number of engagement activities throughout the District ranging
from street stalls and market appearances to formal public meetings.
The Consultation Document will be available in hard copy and
can be downloaded online.
A 30-year Infrastructure Strategy, and the Council’s
Financial Strategy were also finalised at the meeting.
These will also be available to the public as part of the
full LTP document, which will also be downloadable from the Council’s website.