Kua whakaaetia te Mahere Pahere Tawhiti - Long-Term Plan consultation document approved

Kua whakaaetia te Mahere Pae Tawhiti
Long-Term Plan consultation document approved

At today’s full Council hui, elected members approved the 2021 – 2031 Long-Term Plan (LTP) consultation document.

Rotorua Mayor, Steve Chadwick, acknowledges the work that has gone into developing the plan and encourages the community to have their say during the consultation period.

“I’m very pleased to see this document approved today. It outlines a very robust plan for the District, which elected members, and council staff have worked extremely hard on over the past seven months.

“At a very critical time, the plan has been developed with the intention to address some of the most serious issues Rotorua is facing; a housing crisis, community safety, economic recovery, climate change, and infrastructure longevity.

“Council has set these priorities based on what you, our community, has told us is imperative to you. When consultation begins, that is the time for you to review the mahi we are proposing for these priority areas, and tell us if we’ve got it right.

“This is a very important opportunity to have your say and I strongly encourage you to do so,” says Mayor Chadwick.

The LTP sets out what Council is proposing to achieve over the next ten years and how that will be funded. The LTP has been developed based on Council’s key priorities, which reflect the issues that the community has previously told Council are important.

This includes the need for people to live in homes that match their needs and be part of a thriving community. The need for everyone to feel safe in our CBD and local neighbourhoods. The need for district-wide economic recovery and long-term growth, and for resilient infrastructure that is future proofed against the impacts of climate change.

There is a lot of hard mahi to be done to support these challenges and the LTP consultation document details the actions Council is proposing.

The consultation document will be available to the public from 30 March 2021 (on this page) and consultation will run until 4pm on 30 April 2021.

Between 30 March and 30 April, Council will be hosting seven feedback sessions for the community to learn about the LTP proposals and provide feedback. Details of the feedback sessions are as follows:

  • 7 April: Rotorua Lakes Council Chamber, 6pm - 8pm
  • 12 April: Rotoiti Sports Club, 6pm - 8pm
  • 14 April: Mamaku Hall, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • 20 April: Te Ao Marama, Ōhinemutu, 6pm – 8pm
  • 22 April: Rotorua Lakes Council Chamber, 6pm – 8pm
  • 27 April: Te Tākinga Marae, Mourea, 6pm – 8pm
  • 28 April: Tangatarua Marae, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, 6pm – 8pm

Any questions about providing feedback can be sent to letstalk@rotorualc.nz or call Council’s Customer Centre on 07 348 4199. All feedback needs to be with Council by 4pm on Friday 30 April 2021.

Today’s hui was livestreamed and you can watch the section relating to the approval of the 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan consultation document HERE.

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