Tuesday 27 March 2018
Hamilton City Council today resolved to adopt the city’s draft 10-Year Plan for formal public consultation, with the Mayor and Councillors emphasising the opportunity for people to have their say on the document.
Consultation opens on Thursday 29 March 2018, and concludes on Monday 30 April 2018. Verbal submissions will be heard in mid-May and Council will consider submissions and develop a final Plan for the city before the end of June 2018.
All ratepayers will receive a letter from next week detailing the proposed rating effects of the Plan, with submission documents and supporting information available from Thursday through the Council’s website, city libraries or the Council’s reception.
An advertising and promotional campaign to raise awareness of how to make submission starts this week and submission information is also available in audio, Te Reo and NZ Sign Language on the Council’s website.
Today’s Council meeting also approved for consultation a proposed Development Contributions Policy and a Rating Review Statement of Proposal, which will both be open for consultation alongside the draft 10-Year Plan.
Council also received a verbal report from Mayor Andrew King regarding his discussions with Government about ways to support affordable housing in Hamilton.
The Council’s Chief Executive Richard Briggs brought one further report to the Council, seeking a resolution to release the minutes, reports and resolutions from two public-excluded meetings of the Council in September and November 2017. The meetings related to seeking information about properties adjacent to Victoria on the River prior to developing the initial draft 10-Year Plan in December 2017.
Council approved the resolution.