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It feels like the big cost of up­grad­ing the city’s wa­ter sys­tem and bal­anc­ing the books put a bit of a damp­ener on Porirua’s lat­est Long-Term Plan.

Af­ter de­cid­ing not to al­lo­cate $11 mil­lion to strate­gic prop­erty, and cut­ting a fu­ture fund to help re­vi­talise Porirua East from $15 mil­lion to $8 mil­lion, here’s how the coun­cil de­cided to spend ratepayer money:

A $200,000 sec­ond dog park on part of Plim­mer­ton Do­main with two ar­eas, one for small dogs and one for large.

About $280,000 to up­grade the bas­ket­ball fa­cil­ity in Can­nons Creek, and $50,000 each year for sub­sidised re­cy­cling in schools and preschools.

It will bring for­ward fund­ing of $2.4 mil­lion to up­grade in­ter­sec­tions at Whit­ford Brown Ave and Pa­pako¯whai Road, $1.2 mil­lion at Whit­ford Brown Ave and Okowai Road and $0.9 mil­lion at Kenepuru Drive and Raiha Street, to pre­pare for the Trans­mis­sion Gully link roads.

It also agreed to bring for­ward $400,000 in 2018/19 for the de­sign and con­sent­ing of the path­way be­tween Wi Neera Drive and Onepoto and to pro­vide $2.6 mil­lion to com­plete con­struc­tion in 2019/20.

All up, the cuts could drop your av­er­age yearly rates in­crease from 5.25 per cent to 5. We’ll know for sure when the coun­cil signs it all off at the end of the month.

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