At its meeting on 5 April, Clutha District councillors formally adopted the Long Term Plan 2018-28 consultation document as well as all the supporting material, meaning that consultation with the community can begin as scheduled on 11 April. So, for all of you that pay rates or use council services, keep an eye out for the consultation information. We’ve identified a few key issues we really want to hear from you about. These are rating changes for community facilities, ramping up services at Mt Cooee landfill, seal extensions on urban gravel roads and Milton’s main street. We’d also love to hear from you about other issues like funding towards the Clutha Gold cycle trail, the Milton-Waihola pipeline, and more! The Long Term Plan sets the district’s direction for the next decade and basically covers everything Council does and how it is paid for. The aim is to always find the right balance between investing in the future and providing services to the level expected by you, while keeping rates fair and affordable. Consultation runs for a month and your feedback is key! So, keep
an eye out for consultation material in your letterbox and online.