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Have Your Say On Annual Plan Now

9 May 2023

Have your say on Rotorua Lakes Council Annual Plan 2023

We have till the end of this week, (Friday 12th May), to make submissions about this plan and particularly the cuts which are likely to effect our community.

Our main concerns are:

We strongly oppose further delay of Lakes infrastructure upgrade to Otaramarae boat ramp and jetty area.

We are concerned about proposed cuts to core services and community projects which are considered important to our communities and economical development within the District.

We would like the council to consider whether in-house and other expenditure cuts identified in the released Council Report could be expanded as alternative options to the cuts proposed

We specifically oppose reduction of core services such as mowing and scheduled maintenance of rural road verges and also oppose removal of Educational services to waste management.

We acknowledgement that Plan essentially seeks to limit overall rates burden to around level of inflation.

However, starting points for Capital expenditure and Borrowing greatly exceeded Long Term Plan budgets for 2023/24 (without clear explanation).

A copy of our submission is available here.

We encourage you to make your own submissions - the more support we have the better! This can be done easily using one of or both the online forms provided.

On Line Survey Form - here - a simple quick tick box survey which can be used to support or oppose each of the Council’s proposed cuts

On Line Submission Form - here - to make a more in depth submission on a issue that concerns you.

Here are links to background information on the Council’s plans:

Council Annual Plan Consultation 2023/24 Resource Page

Council Presentation to Have Your Say community Meetings

Confidential Council Meeting Minutes which cover item by item proposed cuts/savings