A fo­cus on com­mu­nity out­comes

Northern Outlook - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS - EMMA DANGERFIELD

The Hurunui Dis­trict Coun­cil has re­con­firmed the in­tended com­mu­nity out­comes of its 2018-2028 Long Term Plan (LTP) which will guide the coun­cil’s fu­ture de­ci­sion mak­ing.

The six out­comes agreed to by the coun­cil are to make the Hurunui dis­trict: a de­sir­able and safe place to live; a place where our tra­di­tional ru­ral val­ues and her­itage make Hurunui unique; a place with a thriv­ing lo­cal econ­omy; a place with es­sen­tial and ap­pro­pri­ate in­fra­struc­ture; a place that demon­strates en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Pub­lic ser­vices man­ager Au­drey van der Monde said the com­mu­nity out­comes aligned with the coun­cil’s strate­gic di­rec­tion for to­day and for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

All pro­pos­als put for­ward in the LTP would have those out­comes at heart, she said, which would place the com­mu­nity at the cen­tre of all coun­cil op­er­a­tions.

Mayor Win­ton Dal­ley said the agreed out­comes would help the coun­cil to de­liver its as­pi­ra­tions for the re­gion’s com­mu­ni­ties.

‘‘The coun­cil has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to its res­i­dents and ratepay­ers and th­ese com­mu­nity out­comes bring a fo­cus to that.’’

The six com­mu­nity out­comes adopted by the coun­cil will now be in­cluded as part of the 20182028 LTP, with pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion on the plan be­gin­ning next year.

JOHN KIRK-AN­DER­SON/STUFF

Hu­ranui Mayor Win­ton Dal­ley vows to keep the com­mu­nity at the cen­tre of coun­cil de­ci­sion mak­ing.

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