Clock ticking to give feedback on NPDC’s 10-year Plan

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New Plymouth District residents to have until 5pm this Friday to have their say on what should be in and what should be out of NPDC’s draft $4 billion dollar work programme.

And with a few days to go, preliminary results of research to gather the views from representative sample of 300 local residents shows thoughts on some of the high-profile proposals a are splitting views.

Almost 50 per cent favoured the council’s preferred option to kickstart Tūrapakino Sports Hub with an indoor stadium but 36 per cent thought the project should be delayed, while 41 per cent agreed with the plan to replace Bellringer Pavilion ($16.3m)  and almost 36 per cent thinking it should be repaired ($1m).

On the proposed upgrade of Brooklands Zoo,  around 39 per cent supported spending the $9m over the next 10 years versus just under 28 per cent in favour of a $5.7m investment to ensure enclosures continue to meet Ministry of Primary Industry standards.

Respondents meanwhile showed significant support for the proposal to double spending to maintain roads and other transport assets (71 per cent).

Conducted by independent research company Understanding Better - Research First, the feedback is considered alongside formal submissions which are still being analysed.

By this morning just over 2700 submissions had been received.

Go to 10-year-plan to find what’s proposed and go into the draw to win one of 10, $100 grocery vouchers. 

  • NPDC manages around $3.4 billion worth of assets
  • We deliver services to our residents from drinking water for your coffee and fixing local roads to attracting world class entertainment to our venues such as the Bowl of Brooklands.
  • Hearings on the 10-year Plan will be held in May
  • The Mayor and Councillors will adopt the 10-year Plan (2024-2034) in June.