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Submissions Closing Soon - Wairoa Draft Annual Plan 2014/15

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015

At a Special Meeting of Council held on 13 May 2014 Council resolved to adopt a Draft Annual Plan (Statement of Proposal) for public consultation using the special consultative procedures as prescribed in Sections 85 & 95 of the Local Government Act 2002.

The Statement of Proposal (Draft Annual Plan) will be available for public inspection from Wednesday, 14 May 2014, and may be viewed at the Council Office and Public Library, Wairoa and also on the Council's websitewww.wairoadc.govt.nz.

Hardcopies of the summary of the Statement of Proposal and/or the full documents are also available, at no charge, from the Council Office, Wairoa.

Submissions on the Statement of Proposal will be received up until 12.00pm on Thursday, 12 June 2014.

Council will hear all submissions and make any amendments before they adopt the final plan, which can be no later than 30 June 2014.

For further information please contact:

David Steed
Wairoa District Council
PO Box 54
Wairoa 4160
Ph 06-838-7309


Nā ngā pakihiwi o ō tātou tīpuna, ka taea e tātou te titiro whakamua

'From the shoulders of our ancestors, we are able to see the future'

Kia ora and welcome to the Wairoa District Council Annual Plan for 2014/15. This is year 3 of our current 10 year plan.

Get ready for a breakthrough period of positive change in our district. This is the main message behind the 2014-2015 Draft Annual Plan. Having left the recession well and truly behind, it's now time to inject some progress into the community. A new Mayor, CEO, and a largely new council have put a lot of time and energy into producing this draft plan, which we believe will provide a much-needed reboot. A raft of new projects are being planned to breathe life into Wairoa. With the support of the community, the Gaiety Theatre will spring back into life, Marine Parade developments will continue at pace and Whakamahi Beach area will undergo a major facelift to provide a quality experience for visitors and locals alike. Increased expertise will improve the service provided by council, and people can expect to see a focus on tourism and business. We ask people to also consider their views on forestry and how operations are affecting our roading network. This is becoming an issue of increasing importance and now we want to know what you think. Change does not come for free -there is a draft budget increase of 5.43 percent. This figure reflects how much money council requires to carry out the plans. The actual cost to individuals will vary, depending on factors such as what services their property gets, how council's Rating Policy spreads costs and property values. We recognise that no-one wants to pay more. However, we also recognise that for Wairoa to grow, we have to make some hard investment decisions. With that in mind, we're asking you to look on this plan as an investment in your community. Return on investment equates to a thriving district that people want to live in, move to and visit. The future of our district starts now.


Craig Little, JP, WAIROA

The Annual Plan is published in the Adobe Reader format. You will need to install the Adobe Reader program on your computer in order to read the Plan. If you do not already have the Adobe Reader installed you can download it from the Adobe website.


Summary Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015

Draft Annual Plan 2014/2015

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