- Date 2:42 PM Tuesday 7 April 2020
- Type COVID-19
Council has released its 2020-21 Annual Plan Update and Marlburians are encouraged to have their say.
This year’s plan outlines a range of measures to help Marlborough get through the COVID-19 crisis, including a proposal that this year’s rates increase will be less than the 2.2% local government cost
index (inflation) estimate. For the average
Marlborough property, 2.2% equates to
about $1.10 a week.
Mayor John Leggett says while it’s disappointing that we won’t be able to continue with some of the new initiatives proposed in February, the interests of the whole Marlborough community must now take priority.”
“As a direct result of COVID-19 we are setting aside $1.2 million to ensure community organisations and our wonderful community facilities such as Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000 can remain viable. The funds come from our Emergency Events Reserve and have no impact on rates.”
“Aside from expenditure on roads, sewerage, water treatment and water supply, the Council has earmarked funds for the new District Library and Art Gallery, new sports facilities at A&P Park and Lansdowne Park, plus waste disposal and flood protection initiatives. These capital projects are outlined in the Annual Plan Update available online and I encourage everyone to have a read and give us their feedback.”
Although Council is not suggesting any major new proposals this year, it would like feedback from Marlburians. Council will consider submissions and make its final decisions in June.
Submissions must be received by 5.00 pm on Monday 4 May 2020.