There have been a number of new initiatives already implemented which I have not seen being utilised i.e. the painting of green lines to mark the cycleway and painting yellow lines so no one can park their cars any more along New Borman road. I have yet to see a cyclist using this, I have seen a number of people cycling on the footpath particularly young students who obviously don't feel save on the road even with the cycle lane. With the changes to Claudlands bridge is similar I have only seen a couple of people cycling on the road and have seen more people cycling on the footpath still.
This intersection is very busy at peak times and definitely needs an upgrade . I peak times there is next to no gaps in the traffic to allow turning traffic to make their turns safely. It is just a matter of time before there is a serious accident there. There have already been several minor accidents.
This intersection needs upgrading now. There are a couple of new housing subdivisions happening in the area, and a number of shops have started opening right on the corner of this intersection. The footpaths are non existent in the area making getting to the new shops an accident waiting to happen.
Stick to the original plan . There are other more pressing needs.
We need to keep rates increases to a minimum at present. Perhaps something to consider in the future.
If you are wanting to encourage more people into the central city you need to improve the lighting. Having visited a number of large cities and small cities overseas they are far more welcoming with lots of bright lights. The councillors should visit some of the city streets at night. Doomy lighting even down Victoria street and even worse when you get off the main drag, No one wants to go into the city at night, you do not feel safe walking back to your car late at night in dark and gloomy streets.
It would be nice to bring it forward but you can't have everything at once.
Neither option until we are in a better financial position.
Could charge tour busses for parking especially once international tourists return. I saw an advertisement a couple of years ago for a tour company advertising trips from Auckland to the gardens and it implied there was an entry fee which was included in the cost. The wording was something like what is included "return bus trip, lunch and entry to the gardens".
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 don't see how you are balancing your books in 2024/25 from the figures you quote. There are many people struggling in the community who will struggle to find the extra money for the forecast rates increases of 8.9% in 2021/22 and 4.9% per year from then on, when their only source of income is from a pension or benefit which is unlikely to increase at these rates over that time.
We have lots of other projects included in our Long-Term Plan. We want to hear you views on any of them.
The council needs to concentrate its spending on providing and upgrading core services (water, sewage & storm water) that are going to be required for a growing city and to meet the government plans on water quality.