Deadline approaching for Long Term Plan submissions

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Deadline approaching for Long Term Plan submissions

There is just a week left to have your say on the Council’s 2021-2031 Long Term Plan. Submissions close at 5.00 pm on Monday 10 May.

The Long Term Plan Consultation Document sets out a plan for the Council’s works and services, budgets and rates for the next 10 years, but with a particular focus on the next three years. It proposes increased investment in infrastructure and economic development, the environment and in sports and community facilities.

A rates increase is proposed for the coming financial year from 1 July of 5.73% - that’s about $160 per year or $3 per week for the average Marlborough household.

The Consultation Document also contains details on a number of proposals including:

• Creating a Covid-19 Rates Relief Reserve

• Council’s role in housing

• Whether to continue with one hour free parking in Blenheim and Picton town centres, but with an indicative 50% increase in parking fees after one hour and an average rating impact of $9.33 per rateable property for 2021-2022

• The adoption of a draft Infrastructure Strategy, draft Financial Strategy and an updated Development Contributions Policy.

View the Long Term Consultation Document

To obtain a hard copy, you can pick one up from the Council’s offices and libraries in Blenheim and Picton.

Go to Council offices' location