Need to invest n strategies for making safer driving
Hillcrest Library needs more space. It needs to expand now. It is the hub in the community, close to schools and the University. It is a thriving suburb and with the new bridge joining to the new Peacock's subdivision the need will only accelerate. The staff do their best with what they've got but they deserve better. Books are an essential part of our lives yet the library offers far more than that and they need the space to house mofre stock as well as to run the excellent programmes such as those for young children, the holdiay programmes, school visits, Bookchat etc.
We need to foster creativity
We need to increase activity on and around the river
Charge tour buses $50 plus. We need to encourage locals to enjoy the Gardens on a a regular basis.
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.
We have lots of other projects included in our Long-Term Plan. We want to hear you views on any of them.