From rates, to water meters to a multi-sport hub, public hearing begins on NPDC’s draft 10-Year Plan

04 May 2021

The public are continuing to have their say on New Plymouth District Council’s (NPDC’s) draft $3 billion work programme over the next decade which focusses on Fixing the Plumbing, Greening Our Place and Paying it Forward for our kids.

Mayor Holdom and Councillors today began listening in person to more than 150 people who choose to give their feedback face-to-face in addition to filling in a survey, on the draft plan. Nearly 5,000 pieces of individual feedback was received over the month long engagement period made up of 4,563 from the general public and 303 people who gave their opinion via a representative sample to reflect the District’s demographic make-up.

After listening and considering the feedback from 4 days of public hearings, the next step in the process is for the Mayor and Councillors to debate the draft 10 year plan at a public meeting on the 18 and 19 of May followed by adopting the final plan at a public meeting on the 16th of June.  The final plan must also be given the green light by Audit New Zealand.

High level facts along with public surveys can be found on our website here: 10-Year Plan submissions and topline results.

two people speaking at a hearing in the Council Chambers