Coun­cil wants your ear

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil’s Long Term Plan is open for public con­sul­ta­tion from Wed­nes­day, March 14. This plan takes a strate­gic look at the next 10 years, fo­cussing on job cre­ation and dis­trict pro­mo­tion as its two strate­gic ob­jec­tives.

The pro­posed rate rev­enue in­crease this year is 5.95 per cent. More than 4 per cent of this can be at­trib­uted to the re­duc­tion in rates sub­sidy which was sig­nalled some years ago and op­er­a­tional costs once the South Waikato Sport and Events Cen­tre opens.

The plan also looks at ma­jor projects ( like road­ing), new ini­tia­tives, op­er­a­tions (day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties), lev­els of ser­vice and how ev­ery­thing is funded.

The coun­cil pro­duces a full 10-year plan and a sum­mary doc­u­ment. The sum­mary doc­u­ment is de­signed to help ev­ery­one un­der­stand a lit­tle more about what the coun­cil does, how it func­tions and its fo­cus over the next decade. It is this sum­mary the coun­cil hopes you will read. It will be in­serted into the South Waikato News in the is­sue of Wed­nes­day March 14 , so keep an eye out for it.

Public con­sul­ta­tion opens on March 14 and closes on Fri­day, April 13.

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