Horizons Regional Council’s draft 2021-31 Long-term Plan is out for consultation. Submission close at 5 pm on 23 April 2021.
Horizons Regional Council vision for the future is Tō tātou rohe — taiao ora, tangata ora, mauri ora. Our place — a healthy environment where people are thriving.
The draft LTP sets out Horizons’ proposed plans for managing the region’s natural resources over the next 10 years. This includes identifying suggested activities to be delivered and what proposed average rate contributions will be required to cover the estimated costs for the first three years.
Horizons is proposing an average rate increase of 8.0 per cent for Year 1 of the LTP, 7.3 per cent for Year 2, and 6.9 per cent for Year 3.
… “We’re also asking for feedback on our proposal to fund improvements to passenger rail services in the Lower North Island. Horizons share of the cost would go towards building new trains and stations, along with improved infrastructure, while also splitting the cost of replacing the current Capital Connection trains with our partners Greater Wellington Regional Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.