Today the Mayor and Councillors gave final approval to their 10-year work programme worth more than $3 billion which concentrates on fixing our tired and run down water infrastructure.
The work programme includes: $248 million to Fix the Plumbing, about $38 million to Green Our Place by planting an urban forest and extending the Taranaki Traverse and Coastal Walkways, and Paying it Forward for our Kids by injecting $40 million into a Sport Taranaki-led multi-purpose hub.
New Plymouth District Mayor Neil Holdom says the 10-Year Plan has been more than a year in the making and listening to public feedback over this period was paramount in deciding the priorities. This was achieved via the Top Ten Kōrero public conversation last year which received around 9,400 survey responses and the Your Home, Your Say discussion which received almost 5,000 pieces of public feedback.
“Our Councillors hit the road and listened to our people from Urenui to Ōkato and a big thanks to everyone who took the time share their thoughts. It was a real balancing act between keeping rates affordable and investing in our water infrastructure to ensure we have safe drinking water and we keep sewage in the pipes, not polluting our beautiful awa (rivers) and whenua (land),” says Mayor Holdom.
Key features of the 10-Year Plan are:
For more details, check the 240-page council report.
Additional facts: New prices 1 July 2021
Page last updated: 10:20PM Tue 26 October 2021