Council is consulting with its community on one topic currently - Proposed Re-classification of Grey Street Reserve. This is far below, please scroll. Directly below is our Annual Plan 2019-20 information highlighting our key projects.
Annual Plan 2019-20
COUNCIL’S ANNUAL PLAN SETS OUT OUR PROJECTS, ACTIVITIES AND BUDGETS FOR ANY GIVEN YEAR JULY TO JUNE. EVERY THREE YEARS WE DO A LONG TERM PLAN (LTP), WHICH LOOKS OUT 10 YEARS.
In the LTP 2018-28, we proposed a rate revenue increase of 8.9% for the 2019-20 year. We consulted with the community and then adopted the LTP in June last year.
Previously, Council had to consult every Annual Plan, but changes to legislation now mean that we don’t have to – as long as we haven’t substantially changed the Plan from what was adopted in the LTP.
And we haven’t. In fact the rate revenue increase decreased.
The rate revenue increase for the coming year (2019-20) is 7.7%. As a result, we won’t be doing formal consultation on the Annual Plan 2019-20, but we still want to hear from our community and share information with you on our key projects for the 2019-20 year.
An A2 information document has been produced and this is available from Council Offices, Libraries, Pools and the Events Centre. You are encouraged to pick one up and have a read. The topics including in the A2 document are also accessible here:
- Community Engagement
- Solid Waste
- Growth Planning
- Tokoroa CBD Upgrade
- Concept Plans
- Other projects
Proposed re-classification - Grey Street Reserve
The community is invited to have their say on the Draft Proposal to re-classify Council’s Grey Street Reserve in Putāruru to ‘local purpose’ under the Reserves Act, so that the Putāruru Community Gardens can establish in the reserve.
The proposal is open for feedback until 4pm on Friday 17 May 2019.
Broadly the reason for the changes are due to:
- Putāruru Community Garden relocation from its current site in Scotia Glen Street. Its current site is too small, allows no room for growth and is not a level area.
- In order for one of Council’s reserves to be used for a specific purpose like a community garden, it needs to be classified as ‘local purpose’ under the Reserves Act.
Council has been working with the Putāruru Community Gardens on the proposal outlined above.
You can object to this proposal by emailing council at firstname.lastname@example.org – please indicate in the subject line: Proposed re-classification of Grey Street Reserve.
Please include the following in your submission: name, address, phone number and/or email address and whether or not you wish to be heard.
Please direct all queries to Phil Parker, Parks Manager. Phil can be contacted at 07 885 0787.
This re-classification process is as a result of a flow on of changes. For more on the total picture please access a flyer here. This was dropped to the neighbouring areas in Putāruru.
Proposed Fees & Charges 2019-20
Consultation on Fees & Charges 2019-20 is now closed.