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10 Year Plan submission deadline looming

Media Release

Tuesday, 21 April, 2009

10 Year Plan submission deadline looming

Residents wanting to have their say on Waitakere’s draft 10 Year Plan are reminded that submissions close on May 1.

The plan, also known as the Long Term Council Community Plan (LTCCP), sets out the council’s key priorities and projects over the next 10 years, and their estimated costs.

Best of the West – Waitakere’s Draft 10 Year Plan (2009/19) also identifies the main issues the community is encouraged to consider when making a submission, and asks specific questions on each of these.

“People may wonder why we are continuing with this process in the light of the Government’s proposals for one Auckland council,” says Long Term Council Community Plan and Annual Plan Committee chairperson Janet Clews.

“The fact is that we need to continue to provide the expected council services as well as make progress on major urban development projects for the long term benefit of the people of Waitakere and the Auckland region.”

The plan poses questions on several important issues including:
• the potential disposal of surplus land,
• the refurbishment of Wilsher Village – a retirement home in Henderson,
• the council’s contribution to Rugby World Cup 2011,
• possible change to the mobile library service,
• a plan to retrofit the city – insulating 20,000 homes by 2020 to ensure houses are warmer and dryer and provide a healthier environment for people.

The council is hosting a meeting this Wednesday evening for community groups to assist them as they finalise their submissions on the draft plan. The meeting is being held in the council chambers from 6.00pm.

Making a submission is easy.
• Go to www.waitakere.govt.nz and download a submission form or make a submission online.
• Use the reply paid submission form in the special edition of the council’s newsletter, Waitakere News.

Want to know more?
• Get a copy of the draft 10 year plan:
• At all Waitakere libraries and service centres and Citizen Advice Bureaux
• Online at www.waitakere.govt.nz
• By phoning the council’s 24-hour call centre on 839 0400.


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