NPDC 10-Year Plan takes Coastal Walkway to Waitara

07 June 2018

Extending the Coastal Walkway from Bell Block to Waitara, new measures to improve our Water Resilience and going Zero Waste by 2040 are the focus of the NPDC’s 10-year work programme.

The $2.3 billion draft 10-Year Plan was yesterday approved by NPDC councillors and Mayor Neil Holdom, ushering in a major programme of works the highlights being the strengthening and upgrading of our drinking water network, boosting recycling and cutting waste, as well as the extension to the award-winning Coastal Walkway.  

Around $4 million has been set aside to fund the extension which will be matched by the NZ Transport Agency with work set to commence in 2019.

A mayoral recommendation approved at the extraordinary meeting included removing the sale and development of any part of Peringa Park and removing the redevelopment of the TSB Stadium and the Todd Energy Aquatic Centre from the 2018-2028 Long-Term Plan. 

In terms of bottom-line rates, over the next three years the average residential ratepayer will pay: 2018 - 5.9%, 2019 - 3.9% and 2020 - 3.9%.

Just some of the many projects in the 10-Year Plan include:

•         About $6 million for community libraries.
•         About $5 million for Let’s Go to boost road safety and improve infrastructure. 
•         About $5 million for economic development including $350,000 a year to implement the Tapuae Roa action plan.
•         About $2 million in year three to provide Coastal Walkway rail safety improvements.
•         About $1 million for the Mangorei Road car park at the start of the Pouakai Crossing.
•         About $290,000 for improved Marfell suburb road connections.
•         About $200,000 to revamp the Bellringer Pavilion Changing Rooms in Pukekura Park.
•         About $60,000 for improvements to the East End Skate Park.
 
The 10-Year Plan will now go to Audit New Zealand for review and then it will be adopted at a council meeting on 27 June. 
 
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