Auckland Council currently has documentation available for feedback/consultation on a number of subjects including:
- Special Rates for Kauri Dieback & Improved Water Quality
- 10 Year Budget 2018-2028 with Eight different topics
- Regional Fuel Tax
- Water Quality
- Kauri Dieback
- General Rates Increase
- Taxing Online Accommodation providers
- Local Board priorities
- Waste Management and Minimisation
From the Waitakere Ranges Local Board: Auckland Council is currently consulting about what its ten year budget should look like. There are two particular proposals that are important for out west. There is a planned special rate for water quality and a further planned special rate for environmental protection including much needed budget for kauri dieback. I personally think these are worthy and important proposals because the environmental issues they will address are important.
There is more information in this blogpost that I have written (http://gregpresland.com/wordpress/council-consulting-on-special-rates-for-kauri-dieback-and-improved-water-quality/)
Feedback can be given via traditional means or through the Council’s website (https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/topics-you-can-have-your-say-on/ak-have-your-say/Pages/default.aspx)
Can I urge all R&R groups consider the issues raised and make a submission.
Regards, Greg Presland
Waitakere Ranges Local Board Chairperson