At the Extraordinary meeting last night, proposed average residential rates increases were halved to about 2.5% for the average home, with a total rates rise of 3.95%. Before Covid-19, the yearly budget was forecasting an average residential rates rise of 4.75% and a total rise of 6.47%.
$300,000 for a feasibility study into expanding the wastewater network to include Urenui, Onaero, Lepperton, Egmont Village and Okato.
$100,000 to fast track stormwater improvements to the Waitara township.
Reduce operational funding for the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery by $400,000.
Management were asked to find operational savings to help reduce debt.
The following Get Us Back on Our Feet initiatives were approved:
“Buy local” plan to give Taranaki contractors a helping hand by ensuring they get preference when tendering for NPDC work.
Airport: $1.9 million loan until the end of June when a full options paper will be discussed.
Commercial and community rent relief, $90k.
The plan will be finalised by the Mayor and Councillors at the end of June.
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