1 Jul 2009

Aquatic and sports facilities part of 10-year plan

4:41 pm on 1 July 2009

Christchurch City Council has signed off on funding for new aquatic and multi-sports facilities as part of a 10 year budget plan.

But the plan also includes an average rates rise of 3.9% in the coming year.

The plan was adopted on Tuesday after a process involving more than 1300 submissions and public hearings.

These led to some changes to the draft plan, including funding of $25.5 million for a new aquatic facility.

Mayor Bob Parker says he is happy there is a focus on infrastructure.