The chairs of the Petone and Eastbourne community boards are asking residents to put forward their views on Hutt City’s 10-year plan.
Petone Community board chairman Gerald Davidson says, while his board has yet to go through the plan in detail, members are keen to keep pushing for the McKenzie Pool upgrade.
While funding for the project is in the plan, Mr Davidson says some councillors are likely to push for the project to be cancelled.
He says supporters of the pool project need to get active and make submissions.
Eastbourne Community Board chairman Derek Wilshere says his board will be make a submission but first wants to hear feedback from the community.
However, Mr Wilshere says the board supports councillor Ross Jamieson’s view that the council’s being too stingy on its debt levels. Allowing higher debt levels will enable a number of essential projects to be carried out, with future generations who will benefit from them meeting more of the cost through loan repayments.
Copies of the draft plan are available at council offices and libraries or by going to the council’s website http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/en/Your-Council/Plans-and-publications/Long-Term-Plan/
Public submissions close on May 16, with oral hearings scheduled for May 22 and 23. Councillors will then meet on June 6 to make decisions on what will be in the final plan.
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