Buller District Council

Draft 2021-2031 Long Term Plan consultation closed

20th May, 2021

Buller District Council received 165 submissions during the Draft 2021-2031 Long Term Plan (LTP) consultation from 16 April – 18 May this represents a 30% increase on the last LTP consultation in 2018 where 124 were submitted.

Mayor Jamie Cleine says: “It is great to see such a good turnout. I appreciate 161 people expressing their thoughts and having their say where the district is heading to in the next 10 years.”

87 submissions were submitted by members of the Ngakawau-Hector Water Society Inc relating to the Ngakawau Hector Water Supply.

32 organizations and residents indicated they wanted to speak to their submission during the hearing on 2 June.

A first analysis of the results shows a strong support for a full upgrade of council’s information management system, rather than a partial approach.

Most submissions supported the option to ring-fence the port.

Council received a number of funding request for ongoing support from community groups.

“Many submissions supported to immediately develop a strategic plan to prepare our district for the impact of climate change. This indicates a definite desire of our community to be proactive. It also shows an awareness of the complex climate change issues we have to face in the future.”

On 2 June the councilors will listen to organizations or individuals who indicated they wish to speak to their submission. Each speaker will have 10 minutes to present additional information supporting their submission to councilors.

After considering all submissions council will make any necessary changes to the draft LTP, with the final LTP being adopted on 30 June 2021. This document will come into effect from 1 July 2021.

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For more information contact:
Mayor Jamie Cleine
Jamie.Cleine@bdc.govt.nz

 

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