Please sort out the west exit from Huntington Drive onto Wairere Drive first! And this DOES NOT mean making it a no-right turn! Please EXTEND the 50km/h speed limit from the Wairere/Hukanui roundabout through to the other side of the Huntington Drive exit. This intersection is far more dangerous than Gordonton/Puketaha (vehicles there are exiting into/across a 60km/h road, whereas people exiting from Huntington are dealing with a 80km/h speed limit)! How can this be considered less dangerous and/or less of a priority?
Is a bridge REALLY the best use of taxpayers money? There are already a number of bridges in this vicinity is you wish to walk around the river. Another vehicle bridge across the river, to ease commuter traffic congestion, is a far more practical idea.
Option 3 - don't do it. Would prefer to see money invested in sports fields in the north or putting in extra water play features at Waterworld (e.g. more hydroslides, river rapids, wave pool etc)
Would love to see extra water play features at Waterworld (e.g. more hydroslides, river rapids, wave pool etc).
The reason I go to Hamilton Gardens, or take visitors there, is because it is FREE. This is one of the appeals. Almost everything nowadays costs money and when you're on a limited budget your options are even more limited. I wouldn't go for a walk there if I had to pay for parking. I wouldn't take my out-of-town visitors. Please DO NOT charge for parking. If you feel you have to charge, then charge the bus tour operators.
Please address the state of the waterways in our gullies. The Mangaiti gully (Huntington proper) is disgusting. The pond by Huntington Drive playground used to be teeming with wildlife and ducks a few years back. Even the ducks have absconded due to the rank state of the water.
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.