17 Mar 2014

Public to get say on council plan

3:31 pm on 17 March 2014

Public consultation is open on the Christchurch City Council's 2014-15 draft annual plan, giving residents a chance to have their say on proposed spending.

The plan outlines everything the council will do over the next year, including how much it costs and where the money will come from.

Council finance committee chair Raf Manji said the loss of so many properties after the earthquakes had cut rating revenue by $10 million, and the council must budget accordingly.

The preferred option was to make small reductions across a range of non-essential services, rather than heavy cuts to a few, he said.

Public hearings will be held following the consultation period, with the final plan to be adopted in late June.