Uptake by residents of these transport options is very very slow .... much slower than predicted .... I accept that the uptake "may be" accelerated once the resources have been built BUT we need to get our spending priorities correct during this difficult financial period (ie we need to minimize rate increases)
With the opening of the new expressway .... this intersection will become less important for a period of years
Refer above comments .... the intersection will become much less important once the expressway opens later this year (or early 2022)
Digital world will make psychical libraries less important and different to those offered and planned today
Can't comment without knowing the current cost of option 2 ..... we should choose the lower cost option, whichever that is
Option one will just drive more business out of CBD .... (eg Base) and increase the cost to the ratepayer of maintaining a dying CBD Lose / lose outcome
not convinced either option is best solution Money should be diverted to building more vehicle bridges (ie road bridge)
Ratepayer funded covered pools are a luxury we can't afford
Wording of Option 2 is very poor !! .... like a telling a child etc .... suggest divert the funds marked for cycle bridge to improve the gardens !
This is NOT the ratepayers role !! .... look at the city charter We should not waste ratepayers $$ to look good in the eyes of a few radical greenies
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.
Wish my business had the power to "increase" each year with like accountability to spending priorities Rate increases should be below the yearly inflation rate if Council managed our city with the care and respect needed (ie no Claudelands, V8 Street Racing, Rugby / Cricket parks upgrades etc)
We have lots of other projects included in our Long-Term Plan. We want to hear you views on any of them.