Whitby vil­lage fund­ing boosted af­ter ap­peal

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By AN­DREA O’NEIL

Five Porirua vil­lages have had their Vil­lage Plan­ning fund­ing re­duced to bol­ster Whitby’s share for the 2013-14 fi­nan­cial year.

In May, Whitby was al­lo­cated $12,000 of a to­tal $500,000 fund, the least given to any vil­lage.

In re­sponse, the Whitby Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion asked to speak at a Porirua City Coun­cil meet­ing about its dis­ap­point­ment that park­ing, a top pri­or­ity, had not been funded.

On July 17, a closed meet­ing to re­view Vil­lage Plan­ning was held and the bud­get re­vised. Whitby’s fund has been boosted to $27,000, which will in­clude a study of the sub­urb’s park­ing prob­lems.

As­cot Park and Pau­ata­hanui’s shares have been re­duced from $45,000 to $40,000.

Hon­goeka, Taka­puwahia and Ti­tahi Bay’s com­bined $50,000 fund is now $45,000. The three vil­lages shared a smaller pool be­cause they were in the early stages of their Vil­lage Plans and had not iden­ti­fied spe­cific projects.

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