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Planning Ahead for 2017-18

Time to Clean Up
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s draft Annual Plan for 2017-18 is out for public consultation from Monday 10 April until 4.00pm on Friday 12 May 2017.

Our two-page centrespread is in local papers this coming week, libraries, our offices and online now at hbrc.govt.nz, search: #AP2017.

We Need Your Help
While our regional economy is booming, in this Year Three of the Long Term Plan 2015-25, we have some big challenges in our rivers, lakes and streams. We need to fix them and we need your help to do this.
Our proposals identify six environment hot-spot areas we want to give special focus to, without taking our eye off other issues in our region. The hot-spot areas are: Lake Tutira, Ahuriri Estuary, Whakaki Lake/ Wairoa River, Lake Whatuma/ Tukituki Catchment, Karamu Stream, and our Marine Environment.

We propose a one-off rates increase to create a $1 million environmental kick-start fund to accelerate action in these hot-spot areas. We also seeking funding to maintain the Council’s core business.

Have Your Say – Come Along
Please come along to discuss Our Plan for 2017-18 with Councillors and staff.

HBRC Napier       159 Dalton St                         Monday 1 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm
HBRC Waipawa   26 Ruataniwha St,                 Tuesday 2 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Havelock North   Function Centre, Te Mata Rd, Wednesday 3 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm
HBRC Wairoa       Freyberg St                            Thursday 4 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm

Submissions
Please comment online: hbrc.govt.nz, search: #AP2017.

Facebook messages will also be considered. Message our Facebook page: hbregionalcouncil
Text: 027 445 8290, starting your text with ‘Our Plan’.

Mail written submissions to: Our Plan, Freepost 515, HBRC, Private Bag 6006, Napier 4142, or Deliver to: 159 Dalton Street, Napier.

It’s time to clean up and we need your help.
We hope to hear from you by Friday 12 May.

Rex Graham
CHAIRPERSON, HAWKE’S BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL

5 April 2017

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