Wellington City Council seeks feedback on its 10-year plan and budget

7:29 pm on 11 April 2024
Tory Whanau

Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau says she believes the plan has "struck the right balance of delivering for our communities within our challenging financial environment". Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

People in Wellington will be able to have their say on the council's 10-year plan and budget from Friday.

The formal consultation on Wellington City Council's long-term plan will go on for one month, until 12 May.

The council is seeking feedback on whether to increase spending on fixing water pipes, introduce wheelie bins for rubbish and for organics to reduce waste going to landfill, and divesting the council's minority shareholdings in Wellington Airport into a green and ethical Perpetual Investment Fund to better manage insurance and investment risk.

Feedback is also being sought on proposals to help manage increasing costs and rates levels while also creating positive transformation for Wellington.

In a statement, mayor Tory Whanau said water was a council priority in the long-term plan.

"We have significantly increased our funding in water and over the 10 years of this proposal one in every four dollars we spend on capital will go to the three waters.

"But it's important to ensure that funding water should not be coming at the expense of delivering better transport options, revitalisation of our city, housing and climate initiatives," she said.

Submissions can be made via the council's website at wcc.nz/ltp from Friday, or at Arapaki Service Centre, and at libraries.

The long-term plan will come into effect on 1 July.

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