IT’S YOUR TURN TO TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
We Want Your Thoughts
Community engagement is a very important part of Council’s decision making. It means Council and people talking together to share ideas and build understanding. Over the next month or so we will be seeking your thoughts on three draft Strategies:
Draft Domestic Sustainability Strategy - Council wants homes to be more sustainable. This draft Strategy is about what we can do to help residents make better decisions about domestic energy, water and waste. This will give people healthy homes, environments and wallets. Draft Heritage Strategy – Council wants people to understand and appreciate the past. The draft Strategy suggests how we can protect our heritage and tell stories about our whakapapa. It is also about how Council can support owners of heritage property, particularly earthquake prone buildings.
Draft Economic Development Strategy - Council wants it to be easy for businesses to set up, invest and grow here. This will lead to more jobs, and people having a better quality of life. We are reviewing our Economic Well-Being Strategy. We are not proposing major changes but suggest more emphasis is put on Council supporting our economic priority sectors (education, research, warehousing, transport, tourism, health, defence, and Government sector). For more information on when and how to have your say on these please check our website: http://www.pncc.govt.nz/yourcouncil/consultations-initiatives- and-projects/
Recently we have been out seeking peoples’ views on lots of different topics – including our Annual Plan, how to develop the Linklater Reserve, the high ropes confidence course, the best site for He Ara Kotahi Manawatū River Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge, the District Plan, improving the City’s network of tree plantings, how we should use events to create a vibrant city centre and strong sense of community, how much parking space we should have and where, waste and fire bylaws, and more... We received lots of different feedback on all these topics and it all helped Council make better decisions. That is why we keep asking for your views. And remember you can always talk with the Mayor or a Councillor about any topic you are interested in – their contact details on this page.