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

 


Fantastic response to plan, says Mayor Ray Wallace

26 May 2014

Fantastic response to plan, says Mayor Ray Wallace

Written submissions to Hutt City Council’s Draft Annual Plan topped 1800 with a record number of people set to speak to their submission during two days of hearings, starting tomorrow.

Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace says the response to the plan has been “fantastic” and is a reminder how “passionately people feel about their community and the future of our city”.

“With more than 30 projects included in this year’s plan the focus is firmly on rejuvenation and providing a vision for this city we can all be proud of. It is important though we continue our history of careful and considered spending by striking a balance between vibrancy and fiscal responsibility.

“I’m looking forward to spending the next two days listening to what people think of the direction we’ve proposed which, together with the written submissions received, will put us in a great position as we head into the decision making stage of the Annual Plan process next month.

Oral submissions will be heard by Council on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 May at the Petone Workingmen’s Club, 47 Udy Street, Petone from 9.30am each day.

Council will meet again on 11 June to discuss all projects in the Draft Annual Plan.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news