After considering over 500 submissions and hearing from more than 80 submitters, Horizons Regional Council adopted its final Long-term Plan for the next 10 years yesterday.
Chair Bruce Gordon says this year Council heard from a large number of passionate community members who shared their feedback on the key issues highlighted in the consultation document.
“These topics included changes to river management schemes, economic development and a
proposed regional facilities fund, freshwater management, possible ways the Capital Connection could be retained, and changes to the Council’s name.
He says Council has not made its decisions lightly, deliberating on the balance of keeping rates at an affordable rate while ensuring we have the appropriate levels of service in place.
The final Long-term Plan, with the full details of Horizons’ work programmes, will be made publicly available on Horizons’ website within the next two weeks.