Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Public Transport Priority In Draft Annual Plan

MEDIA RELEASE


Thursday 30 March 2000


PUBLIC TRANSPORT PRIORITY IN DRAFT ANNUAL PLAN

Auckland City Council tonight approved its 2000/2001 Draft Annual Plan for public consultation.

Mayor of Auckland City Fletcher, says the draft plan makes a start on meeting Councils new Strategic Plan goals and establishes a dedicated public transport fund. “The critical issue is how we fund our priorities.”

The draft 2000/01 annual plan proposes a 1.8 per cent increase in rates.

The draft plan allocates $5 million from a special Auckland Airport dividend to a new dedicated public transport fund and an Arena proposed for Quay Park. It also proposes using $3.8 million from the additional rates to the public transport fund and Arena.

Chris Fletcher said, “In my view additional funding must be directed to public transport as our first priority. We can not continue pushing aside our responsibility to the city’s future and must invest in improving public transport.”

Council is also seeking feedback on a change in the rate differentials between residential and non-residential properties. The draft plan proposes reducing both the CBD non-residential and other non-residential to 180 per cent of the residential rate.

Mrs Fletcher says public consultation is an important part of the process, this year even more so as Council gives effect to the strategic plan. “We want Aucklanders input to shape our final decisions on priorities, especially on rates and public transport.”

“I urge everyone with an interest in Auckland’s future to consider the 2000/01 Draft Annual Plan and make a submission,” she said.

Public consultation on the Draft Annual Plan will run from mid April to the end of May.

Ends.


Contact:
Chris Fletcher Tel. 025 276 0013
Scott McMurray Tel. 307 7581 or 025 353 605



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Discussion Doc: National's Primary Sector Plans

Today National has released our third discussion document, this one on the primary sector. It showcases our positive and innovative approach to what is the backbone of our economy, Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Govt Adopts Working Group Plan: Unions Welcome Film Industry Collective Bargaining

The announcement today by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway, to support collective bargaining for those working in the film and screen industry, is welcomed. More>>

ALSO:

Greenpeace: New Oil Rig Arrives

A drill rig commissioned by oil giant OMV has arrived in New Zealand, a little over a year after the Government issued a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits... More>>

ALSO:

Proactive Non-Release: Housing Minister Says Unpublished Meeting 'Not A Secret'

Housing Minister Phil Twyford says an error from his office meant a meeting with another minister and the Auckland mayor was not included in his publicly released diaries. More>>

ALSO:

'Signalling Urgency': Auckland Council Declares Climate Emergency

“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Insurance Taskforce To Deal With Skyrocketing Premiums

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said the group would look at how the insurance market was functioning amid massive premium increases, which have also led to claims the market is broken. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels