Council’s Strategic Planner, Tiffany Gower, said the public will also have the opportunity to provide early input into Council’s Long-Term Plan 2021-2041, which Council will begin developing later this year.
“We’re keen to hear about the major issues you think we need to consider as part of our next Long Term Plan, and the key challenges and opportunities facing our district,” she said.
The consultation document proposes a rates income increase of 6.90% …
“It’s not an average rate increase for properties across the district,” Mr Law said … the valuations will affect communities across the district differently, depending on whether property values in the area have risen more or less than the district average.
In … Waikawa Beach, values have gone up by less than the district average and rates will either only have a small increase, stay the same, or may even decrease.”
From Wednesday 25 March, the Annual Plan consultation document, What’s Our Plan 2020/2021, and the draft Annual Plan will be available on Council’s website at horowhenua.govt.nz/AnnualPlan2020/2021.
Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 24 April 2020.
We’ll add links to the plan and the Plan itself to this post once they’re available.