Time to Act - Kia Rite!
Closes in 17 days
Help us to decide - Āwhinatia mai mātau ki te whakatau
Have your say on our plan for 2021 and beyond.
It’s time to act. Hawke’s Bay has a legacy of environmental issues and a changing climate. Our natural surroundings have seen too little investment for too long. We need to continue the work we accelerated in 2018.
We are currently consulting on our plan for the next ten years. We propose to spend an extra $10.5 million on the activities and services we deliver and $14.7 million on infrastructure and capital projects in 2021-22. This takes advantage of funding already secured from the Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package.
Doing more puts more pressure on rates, so to reduce the impact on ratepayers, we will continue to borrow for intergenerational and capital projects, and to cover operational costs. We borrowed to defer last year’s rate increase (7.3% or $1.8 million) to provide immediate relief to ratepayers.
In our full consultation document we talk about the things we have to do. We want your feedback on when, what or how future work is delivered.
What we're consulting on
We have six specific consultation proposals that need your feedback. Each proposal has options to consider as well as cost, funding, rates, debt and level of service impacts.
These proposals will cost an additional $840,000 in 2021-22 in operational costs. Additional costs fall in later years or will be funded in other ways. Please tell us which options you support.
We’re also talking to people about our:
- Significance and Engagement Policy
- Fees and Charges
- Revenue and Financing Policy
- Recovery of freshwater management costs from affected consent holders
Tell us how important each of the 6 topics are to you using our simple Spend Tool.
Consultation starts - 1 April 2021
Consultation ends - 2 May 2021
Hearings - 17 & 18 May 2021
Deliberations - 26 May 2021
Long Term Plan adopted - 30 June 2021
Come to a meeting near you
Find out more in the links.
Facebook Live - 21 April, 6-8pm
Central Hawke’s Bay – 20 April, 6-8pm
CHB Town Hall , Kenilworth Street, Waipawa
(Upper Tukituki gravel specific meeting 4.30-5.30pm)
Hastings – 22 April, 6-8pm
Karamū High School, Windsor Avenue, Hastings
Wairoa – 27 April, 6-8pm
War Memorial Hall, 97-103 Queen Street, Wairoa
Napier – 28 April, 6-8pm
Council Chamber, 159 Dalton Street, Napier
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