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

 


Adoption of HBRC Annual Plan

Adoption of HBRC Annual Plan


Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has adopted its 2014-15 Draft Annual Plan for public consultation.

The draft plan is based on HBRC’s Long Term Plan, which was adopted three years ago and will be reviewed again next year. It has only minor changes from the Long Term Plan 2012-2022.

HBRC is proposing a 5.8% rate increase in the 2014/15 draft plan. This is on the back of a reduced rate rise last year and lower than expected market interest rate returns for 2014/15, which offset rating charges.

Within the draft plan HBRC, in conjunction with private sector partners, is considering investing in a rail freight carrying business on the Napier-Gisborne line. A critical element of this will be agreement from KiwiRail and the Government to reopen and repair the line to a ‘fit for purpose’ condition.

Separate public consultation on the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme will take place in May 2014.

The draft annual plan is available at www.hbrc.govt.nz.Copies of the plan are also available at local libraries and HBRC offices.

Public meetings are being held throughout the region during April so the public can discuss the plan with councillors.
Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Day:


Reshuffle: PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark Mitchell as Minister of Defence.

The changes follow the resignations from Cabinet of Hekia Parata and Murray McCully.

In other changes Simon Bridges has been appointed Leader of the House and Nicky Wagner has been made Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration. More>>

 

Q+A Transcript: CTU Call For 'National Standards' On Wages

‘If you look at countries who do better than us, who pay wages better, who have more competitive industries, more successful economies, they have systems where there are national standards.’ More>>

ALSO:

Health Workers Respond: People's Mental Health Report Released

The People's Mental Health Review reinforces a recent YesWeCare.nz survey of 6,000 health workers, which found nine in 10 believe they don't have the staff or resources to deliver the care Kiwis need when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

More Mental Health:

Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Aged-Care Settlement

Until yesterday, a National government has always been the sworn enemy of women seeking justice in the workplace, in the face of gender-based pay discrimination. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news