We're developing the Long Term Plan 2021-2031 for Central Hawke's Bay. We have some huge challenges ahead of us that we must face now, so we can secure a thriving future for our district and generations to come. We've got some ideas about how we can face these challenges, but we need to know what you think.
We've outlined our challenges and proposed options for addressing these challenges on this site and in our consultation document. You can have your say online, in person at one of our organised events, or make a submission by email or post. We want to hear from everyone, so please, make sure you have your say from 1 to 31 March 2021.
We now know more than we have ever known about the state of our infrastructure and services. For decades, rates have been kept artificially low, instead of fully funding depreciation or putting aside reserve funds for the renewal of our core infrastructure assets. We now require major investment in nearly every aspect of our infrastructure and services. A major step change is required to respond to the level of renewals and upgrade work we need to complete.
In this Long Term Plan we are proposing increases to rates and the council’s overall debt limits, so we can deliver an intense infrastructure renewals programme. We are also proposing increases to development contributions to lessen the burden of growth on our ratepayers. The reality of our previous investment decisions means some dramatic increases for the future.
We run six wastewater treatment plants and all of them require major upgrades and renewals. We're proposing to deliver these upgrades over the next 15 years.
We face major investment in nearly every aspect of our infrastructure and services. We’re proposing a step change in the delivery of our renewals and upgrades.
Our community has a vision for a Waste Free CHB. We’re proposing changes to our recycling and rubbish services, but we want your views on some important trade-offs.
We are growing like never before. This growth brings costs to service new development. We’re proposing to increase development contributions and lessen the financial burden of growth on our ratepayers.
We need to know if you agree with our approach to crunching the numbers and the way in which we're planning our infrastructure. We are also asking for your views on the bylaws that govern the way we manage tradewaste, stormwater, water supply and wastewater.
The financial strategy outlines our overall approach to managing our finances. It sets our limits on rates increases and debt, illustrates the overall financial impacts of decisions made in the Long Term Plan and is key in demonstrating prudent financial management.
Our Infrastructure Strategy sets out the 30 year plan for maintaining and improving levels of service for three waters, land transport, landfill and solid waste, and places and open spaces.
How should we charge industry and business to dispose tradewaste into our stormwater network? Should we introduce a policy for all new build homes to have a water tank that captures roof water? Have your say on these issues and more.
If you have a question that's not covered below, come along to one of our information events, speak to your local councillor or email us at email@example.com
MAP, PLAN, ASSESS
Pre-engagement with our community to understand any change in priorities
Develop key policies and strategies
Create the Consultation Document and Supporting Information
An external audit of the Consultation Document is completed
Formally engage with, and seek feedback from, our community
HEARINGS AND DELIBERATIONS
Opportunity for the public to present their submissions in person to councillors
Final Audit and adoption of the Long Term Plan
Engage and communicate outcomes with our community