The option does not influence my thinking as much as ensuring footpaths where much scooting and skating takes place need to be fit for purpose. There are numerous concrete paths that have significant variations in joins and are simply too broken to be safe
Safety is not arrived at by putting identified risks in the delay category
A good example of prevention being better than cure.
Agree with a wait and see situation.
Option 1 with the expectation of working in partnership with philanthropic organisations.
Too simple to set up charging - investigate who is doing the parking. If it is Waikato DHB Staff who may start early shifts or late shifts cannot leave their wards to sort parking. Not all about $
Has a thorough analysis been completed on need. There are peak periods of pedestrian and cycle use over the likes of Victoria (ANZAC ) bridge. This is offset by long periods of little or no pedestrian or cycle movement. In the contexts of other spends this is more a 'like to have'
Agreed. Who are the boat users?
A seasonal dome with the gain of greater all year round use!
The focus is not helpful. Kew Gardens does not charge for parking but there is a (substantial) charge for access to the Gardens. The Waitangi Grounds does not charge for parking but does charge $50 for internationals, $25 for NZers with under 18 year olds no charge. It is time the Council. It is time the Council 'bit the bullet'!
I suggest the Council look at partnerships - including partnering with individual land owners providing the likes of advice and subsidised plants, working with philanthropic groups. The anticipated spend is too high and an added burden on the lower and middle income owners - especially attempting or new home owners
We’re proposing to balance our books in 2024/25 and reset our debt-to-revenue ratio to 300% for 2021/22 then decreasing by 5% each year until 2025/26 where we will remain at 280% from 2026/27 to 2030/31. Rates are proposed to increase by an average of 8.9% in 2021/22 and 4.9% annually until 2030/31.
I am wary of the first rate rise. The last 12 months and more has been tough on many families including those renting. The rate rise will be added to the rental costs for many dwellers. First home buyers who are stretched beyond historical means may find the % increase too much. Year one is effectively 9% with years following of 5%. Who can confirm the period post 2022 will retain the 4.9%?
We have lots of other projects included in our Long-Term Plan. We want to hear you views on any of them.