22 May 2018

Waimate faces rates rise for road, water upgrade

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 22 May 2018

The small south Canterbury town of Waimate is facing a big spend on desperately needed infrastructure. Home to 7000 ratepayers, the district has about 1400 kilometres of roads, much of which need urgent repairs. Eighty percent of its water supplies also need upgrading. To cover the cost, the council is proposing an average 7 percent rates rise. Logan Church went to Waimate to see how bad the situation is.