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Council consults on its 2022-2023 Draft Annual Plan

14 Apr 2022

Buller District Council held an extraordinary meeting on Wednesday (13 April) to review the 2022 – 2023 Draft Annual Plan.

The plan sets out how Council intends to deliver on commitments made in the 2021-2031 Long Term Plan and  how this contributes to  community well-being.  It also proposes a financial strategy to make this happen and outlines how progress will be monitored.

Mayor Cleine said taking the last year into account we went back to our 10-year plan and recalibrated its course for the coming year and how to deliver on what was promised in the 2021-2031 Long Term Plan.

The 2022-2023 Draft Annual Plan presents a range of key topics which council is especially keen to receive community feedback on.

These are the Westport wastewater pump station, the Westport water supply trunkmain connection, the Reefton water supply chlorination, a deferral of community facility projects, the Waimangaroa drinking water upgrade, the Karamea Area School and campground water supply, and decrease in Community Grants.

Mayor Cleine says: “We require major investment especially on our water infrastructure and invite the community to be part of a workable solution how we address these issues. It’s important our community considers the options that are presented in the plan and have their say.”

With many local specific issues, it is very important that residents from the affected communities review what council suggests and make a submission.

“Every voice really does matter to us. Councillors absolutely take account of what people have told us when we sit down to make our decisions.”

To provide feedback visit council’s website, send an enquiry via email, or phone council offices. Submissions can be made in writing or online.


For more information contact
Mayor Jamie Cleine