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Rates, roads and rubbish

8 April 2005

Rates, roads and rubbish

The 2005-2006 season of submissions to the Waitakere City Council’s Annual Plan has kicked off and will continue until 4 May.

The possible closure of the Te Atatu South Library is a hot topic since submissions opened on 4 April.

Rates rises and road conditions concern several of the council’s correspondents. The curbing and channelling of the south east end of Waitemata Drive, the condition of Mountain Rd and the general condition of Green Bay’s facilities are issues of concern to some residents.

Another writer asks if the council has plans to modernise Glendene village.

First-time submitter Barbara Weatherall writes that as a voluntary environmentalist she has become aware of the amount of rubbish blowing around the Royal Heights and Moire Park area.

“When out on my run I have started taking and filling plastic bags with rubbish from the sides of Moire Road.

“This is starting to become a bit overwhelming, however, I’ll keep on,” she says.

“As far as I’m aware, there isn’t a single rubbish bin in the carpark next to the athletics field, or any within the athletics field or along the walking tracks in the bush.

‘I look forward to seeing and using more rubbish bins in Moire Park,” says Barbara.


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