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Last days for feedback on Rotorua 2030 vision

Last days for feedback on Rotorua 2030 vision

Rotorua residents have until the end of the day on Monday (16 December) to give the mayor and councillors feedback on their proposed new vision for the district.

‘Rotorua 2030’ sets out seven broad goals for the future along with four key priorities the council wants to achieve in partnership with the community, before then end of their current term in 2016.

Mayor Steve Chadwick and district councillors have been manning pop-up sites across the district over the last two weeks, talking to residents about the council’s plans for the future and surveying people on the proposed vision and key priorities. People have also been filling in the survey online at the council website.

Mayor Chadwick said feedback to date showed most people thought the council was heading down the right track but there were also a number of good suggestions coming through that would be considered when the council sat down to finalise Rotorua 2030 plans.

“In particular people have been very pleased about the chance to be directly involved in developing a vision for Rotorua’s future. They’ve also told us that they’ve welcomed the raft of opportunities to discuss the council’s future directly with councillors at pop-sites in various locations.

“For me and for our new council, that’s part of a new way of doing business, a new way of engaging with our community. To achieve great things for our district we’re going to need to work very closely in partnership with Rotorua people. The council can’t do it all on its own. So it’s imperative that our residents are given a real say it the future direction we’re setting.”

The last pop-up sites manned by council elected members are at the Rotorua Recycling Centre tomorrow [Saturday] from 10am to 11.30am, and in the council Customer Centre on Monday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Rotorua 2030 vision details and a short online survey are on the council website rdc.govt.nz until the end of Monday (16 December).

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