What they think

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Ti­tahi Bay Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Graeme Eb­bett: ‘‘We are now com­pletely dis­il­lu­sioned with the so­called bot­tom- up vil­lage plan­ning process, which cul­mi­nated at the re­cent Porirua City Coun­cil draft an­nual plan hear­ings.

‘‘ In the past fi­nan­cial year the Bay has been com­pletely omit­ted from the budget and the pro­posed $15,000 on the web­site now for no de­fined pur­pose is sim­ply a PR sop.’’

Pukerua Bay Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Iain Ma­cLean: ‘‘We did not share the con­cerns of other as­so­ci­a­tions about the al­lo­ca­tions. If any­thing, we have had dif­fi­culty spend­ing the money we are al­lo­cated.’’

Pau­ata­hanui Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Ken McAdam: ‘‘The PRA is work­ing with the coun­cil and the vil­lage plan­ning people there and we’re com­fort­able with the process and our achieve­ments to date.’’

Plim­mer­ton Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion spokes­woman Caro­line Wil­liams: ‘‘Vil­lages are learn­ing you have to be re­ally pre­pared and have a good de­tailed plan.’’

Ranui Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion cochair­woman Rosie Gal­lagher: She said the as­so­ci­a­tion un­der­stood funds were based on needs as­sess­ments and so it was a case of swings and round­abouts.

Can­nons Creek Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man Bill Hiku: ‘‘It’s a fair ar­range­ment and we need to un­der­stand that other ar­eas need to de­velop.’’

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