Posted by Murray Grainger
Bay of Plenty Regional Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2019/20
We would like to invite you to attend a “Have Your Say” event to provide input to the key issues we are consulting on as part of our draft Annual Plan 2019/20 consultation.
Have Your Say event. These events are being held as part of our consultation process instead of formal hearings. If you wish to present your views to Councillors in person, then it is important to attend one of these events.
Where and when
Tauranga – Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 87 First Avenue
Monday 29 April, 3pm – 7pm
Wednesday 1 May, 3pm – 7pm
Whakatāne – East Bay REAP, 21 Pyne Street
Tuesday 30 April, 3pm – 7pm
Rotorua – Bay of Plenty Regional Council, 1125 Arawa Street
Thursday 2 May, 3pm – 7pm
To help us estimate numbers, we would appreciate it if you could let us know if you’re planning to attend by emailing Corporate.Planning@boprc.govt.nz or calling us on 0800 884 880.
All information about our draft Annual Plan 2019/20 is available on our website at www.boprc.govt.nz/annualplan. Submissions to the draft Plan close on Monday 6 May.
What’s this all about?
The four areas Council is seeking feedback on are:
How we should focus our efforts on Climate Change work;
Should we support regional safety and rescue charities;
Should we increase rates to improve access to tertiary education while providing regional commuter services; and
Should we increase rates to fund a one year trial of fare free bus travel for Tauranga school students, to help reduce congestion in the city.
The Consultation Document ‘What Do You Think?’ sets out a proposed work plan and budget for year two of the Long Term Plan 2018-2028, noting any significant variances between what was planned and what is now proposed.
Climate change – What do you want Council to focus on when it comes to our actions on climate change?
Regional safety and rescue services – How should Council support charities that provide regional safety and rescue services, such as Surf Lifesaving and Coastguard, in the Bay of Plenty?
Passenger Transport – Do you support an increase in rates to fund a one year trial to improve access to tertiary education across the Bay of Plenty and for people commuting to Tauranga and Rotorua?
Passenger Transport – Do you support an increase in rates to fund a one year trial of fare-free bus travel for Tauranga school students, to help reduce congestion in Tauranga?
Further information and a link to our rates calculator, which shows what the impact of this year’s proposals would be on your rates, is available at www.boprc.govt.nz/annualplan
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
0800 884 880