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Annual Plan Delivers To All Parts Of City

24 June 2002

Hutt City’s Annual Plan 2002/03 includes a number of initiatives put up by councillors and residents during the consultation process, said Mayor John Terris.

“I think when people look at the Annual Plan they will see that Council does listen to the wishes of the community and that, if they are prepared to develop a sound case for spending on particular projects, we will support them,” said Mayor Terris.

“I would also stress that, for the first time, Hutt City Council has set out its spending priorities for the next three years, so people can see that, although their project may not have received money this year, it may be in line for inclusion in years two or three.”

“However, we have a very limited amount of money to spend, so councillors must weigh up the relative merits of each project and make decisions accordingly. Sometimes those decisions are not popular but we have a duty to maintain fiscal discipline while recognising the need to invest in the future needs of all residents.”

Project list:

Eastern Ward

Signage for Naenae shopping centre $25,000

Naenae pool new equipment and skylights $37,000

Development of burial sites at Taita cemetery $80,000

Roundabout at intersection of Seddon & Waddington Rds $30,000

Cemetery toilets upgrade $23,000

Rossiter Ave pumping station $15,000

Norrie Gr sewer renewal $25,000

The Eastern Ward will also significantly benefit from the $150,000 additional funding put into residential street lighting. The NRB Communitrak survey 2002 showed there was a high level of dissatisfaction (17% dissatisfied) with street lighting.

“Residents can be assured that they will see some benefit from this increased funding,” said Mayor Terris.

Other projects listed on a ward basis are as follows:

Western Ward

Belmont Hall lights $5,000

Normandale signage $4,000

Substandard roads (Poto Rd) $300,000 over two years from 2003/04

Jubilee Park renovation $30,000

Normandale Entrance upgrade $8,000

Water services

Pokohiwi Gr/Eastview Gr Watermain Renewal

$129,000

Upper Belmont water supply upgrade $150,000

Northern Ward

Signage for Wingate industrial park $25,000

Speldhurst Park barbecues $8,000

Taita Community worker $10,000

Walter Nash Stadium upgrade $350,000

Stokes Valley entrance upgrade $60,000

Stokes Valley Spa Pool replacement $20,000

Water services

George St watermain renewal

$99,000

Logie St/Holborn Dr watermain renewal $43,000

Kereru Gr stormwater upgrade $140,000

Morrison Gr stormwater upgrade $175,000

Kennedy Gr stormwater upgrade $195,000

Central Ward

Central City Skate Facility $50,000

CBD development $100,000

Riddiford Gardens realign stream $5,000

Cycleway improvements $25,000

SCAN identified Environmental Safety Improvements $50,000

Security cameras in CBD $70,000

Water services

Knights Rd/Cornwall St Sewer Upgrade

$246,000

Melling Bridge Watermain Renewal $121,000

Harbour Ward

Eastern Bays walkway $147,000

Empire Table Tennis $60,000

Seaview Urupa streambank & carpark restoration $60,000

Cycleway improvements $25,000

Road & footpath reconstruction

William St

King Street $413,000

Korohiwa Bay landscaping $200,000

Petone Grandstand roof $90,000

Rona Bay Wharf renovations $55,000

Williams Park Tennis Court upgrade $80,000

Williams Park Pavilion roof $40,000

Seaview Urupa Landscaping/parking $140,000

Eastbourne Toilets $30,000

Seaview Gracefield improvements $100,000

Water services

Hector St Sewer Renewal

$15,000

William St Sewer Renewal $70,000

King St Sewer Renewal $120,000

North St Sewer Renewal $50,000

Jackson St Sewer Renewal $320,000

Tuatoru St Sewer Renewal $100,000

Britannia St Sewer Renewal $365,000

Adelaide Rd Water services renewal $15,000

Sunshine Bay watermain renewal $44,000

Britannia St Stormwater Renewal $175,000

Richmond St stormwater upgrade $98,000

Awamutu Stream upgrade $295,000

Puriri St stormwater upgrade $35,000

Wainuiomata

Queen Street improvements $150,000

Memorial garden $45,000

Croquet Club entrance $10,000

Oasis Youth Centre $10,000

Hugh Sinclair Park Development $80,000

Cemetery feasibility study $50,000

Service Centre/Library $4,500

Wainuiomata Development Strategy $30,000

Water services

Peel Place/Gibbs Cres Sewer Renewal

$50,000

Holland St Watermain Renewal $44,000

Nelson Cres watermain renewal $107,000

Wise St watermain renewal $44,000

Wellington Rd watermain renewal $64,000

Project Pencarrow - Wainuiomata component $330,000

“There are also a large number of “big ticket’ spending items that provide benefits to all residents. There is a tendency to regard some of these projects as providing benefits only to the residents of the ward in which they are located - that view is wrong - everyone benefits.”

These projects include:

- Jackson Street improvements $300,000

- Improvements to Petone Foreshore $500,000

- Central library upgrade $2,077,000

- Investigation of east-west valley connector $170,000

- Hutt Park improvements $1,900,000

- Sunday opening of central library $20,000

- Dowse Art Museum $1,000,000


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