Draft Annual Plan Consultation Extended for a Week

Consultation on the Council’s draft Annual Plan 2020-21 has been extended a week in response to the COVID19 pandemic.

Our Draft Annual Plan 2020-2021 is currently out for consultation and we have extended this until Tuesday 14 April to give residents additional time to provide  their feedback.

Due to the expected impact on the economy we are looking closely at our budgets in the Draft Annual Plan (the document which sets budgets and in turn rates for the coming year) to see if there are any changes we can make to defer projects or reduce spending to bring any increases to as low a level as possible.

We recognise there is a lot going on and concern in the community right now. We hope that by extending the deadline for submissions to the Draft Annual Plan it gives people in the community an additional opportunity to provide feedback.

If you have any concerns, feedback or thoughts you can provide these via Waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk.

These revised changes in budget, as well as all public feedback, will be provided to the Council before setting the rates for the coming year.