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
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.
CHAIRPERSON, HAWKE’S BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL
5 April 2017