Makes sense to secure the routes in the short term and get them built which may alleviate traffic issues as the city grows.
This work ultimately enables people out of town (i.e. not HCC ratepayers) with better access into hamilton for work purposes. HCC ratepayers shouldn't have to fund projects that make non-contributers lives easier. sounds quite harsh but I think fair. If this area was to come into the HCC boundary, then my mind would change.
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.