65 days ago

Long Term Plan: Public meetings

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We are currently developing our Long Term Plan (LTP) 2021-2031, which outlines our activities and priorities for the next ten years, and how we will pay for them.
We will be seeking your views and feedback on the proposed plan, including:
πŸ’¬ climate change
πŸ’¬ rating options
πŸ’¬ revitalisation of our city centre
πŸ’¬ funding for event facilities

πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Tuesday, 9 March at 7:00pm - Ruakākā Recreation Centre
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Wednesday, 10 March at 6:30pm - Cafler Suite, Forum North*
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Thursday, 11 March at 6:30pm - Trinity Church Hall, Tikipunga
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Monday, 15 March at 6:30pm - Te Kura o Otangarei
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Tuesday, 16 March at 6:30pm - Ruatangata Public Hall
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Wednesday, 17 March at 6:30pm - Hikurangi Memorial Hall
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Thursday, 18 March at 6:00pm - Mangakahia Sports Complex
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Friday, 19 March at 7:00pm - Parua Bay Community Centre Hall
πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Monday, 22 March at 6:30pm - Pataua Outdoor Education Centre

* The 10 March meeting at Forum North will be publicly live-streamed on Facebook:

The LTP is Council's key strategic planning document, and these public meetings are an opportunity to hear what's in it and why.

For the full consultation document and its appendixes, or to submit your feedback, visit www.wdc.govt.nz...

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