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Council's Community Plan submission hearings begin

Council's Community Plan submission hearings begin

The Christchurch City Council today began hearing submissions on its
2006-16 Long Term Council Community Plan.

The Council has received more than 1900 submissions to the draft plan
which was published for community consultation on 5 May.

The draft LTCCP contained a proposed capital works programme, details of
activities and levels of services and areas for proposed savings to

The greatest number of submissions (1047) were around a proposal to
rationalise community libraries and to stop the mobile library service.
Submitters described libraries as an essential service to the community,
with a number describing them as being "at the heart of local villages".

Council will continue to hear submissions until Wednesday, 7 June, and
is prepared to hold hearings on 8 and 9 June if necessary. Some of the
hearings are at night and this Saturday.

Council will deliberate the plan on 12 and 13 June. The completed
2006-16 community plan will be formally adopted on 30 June and comes
into effect from 1 July.


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