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Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Greater Wellington Regional Council today adopted its 10-Year Plan and proposed Revenue and Financing Policy to go out for public consultation on Monday 26 March.
Chair Cllr Chris Laidlaw says four priority areas have been identified – with a strong focus on public transport, resilience, water supply and environmental protection.
“This 10-Year Plan recognises a sharp upturn in the importance of future-proofing the region’s capacity to protect the interests of its people and its natural capital. Delivering a better public transport system, reinforcing the region’s water infrastructure, strengthening our capacity to respond to more volatile weather events and taking more decisive action to improve water quality and other precious environmental assets are all actions that cannot be avoided.
“As a result, there are some particular proposals on which we need to seek public feedback. These are areas where we’re proposing significant investment or changes to the way we fund the services we deliver.”
The proposals planned for the next 10 years would require an annual increase over the next financial year of $31.43 or $2.62 per month for Greater Wellington ratepayers.
Key drivers of this increase include ongoing investment in Greater Wellington’s public transport transformation programme, flood protection programmes and freshwater and biodiversity programmes, increased costs for insurance and rent and the range of fare discounts for public transport users planned for introduction this year for students, children, blind and disabled people and off-peak travel.
The three priority areas on which public feedback will be sought are…………..
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