MIL OSI – Source: Whangarei District Council – Release/Statement
Headline: Long Term Plan 2018-2028 – Whangarei District Council
10/01/2018 8:13 a.m.
The 10-year-plan for the Whangarei District has been sent for AuditNZ review before it goes out to the public for consultation.
This is part of the standard process Council follows whenever it develops a draft Long Term Plan, and ensures that an independent third party evaluates the plan at the earliest stages.
On 7 March 2018 the final draft will be released to the public for feedback until 8 April 2018.
Following that Council will hold a Have Your Say Event and hearings for those who wish to speak to their feedback. A round of deliberation meetings are then held and any required changes are made before the final plan is brought back to Council for adoption before the end of the financial year.
In the meantime, the draft that went to AuditNZ is available on Council’s website and those with a particular interest or planning to provide feedback are invited to have a look at it.
The plan was drafted after several weeks of early engagement with the public in winter last year when people attending events, market stalls and public meetings gave Council a steer on their aspirations for the future.
Whangarei Mayor Sheryl Mai said the consultation made it clear how much people love this community.
“We heard from hundreds of people at public meetings, at hui, at the Matariki Festival, at have your say events, through submissions and feedback on our website and social media. This feedback made it clear we need a plan that balances the requirements of growth, along with the community’s increasing expectation for more to see and do and maintaining and renewing our core assets.
“This plan does that and it makes sure that we continue to invest in our core infrastructure, ensure that we keep up with renewals and maintenance, that the things we build are attractive, high quality, engaging and that we create things to see and do.”