28 February 2017
Report no: CPC2017/1/84
Annual Plan 2017-2018
Purpose of Report
1.†††††††† The purpose of this report is to seek approval of the typeset Annual Plan Consultation Document prior to going out for public consultation.
It is recommended that Council:
(i)††† notes that the underlying information for the Annual Plan 2017-2018 was adopted by Council following the 21 February 2017 Community Plan Committee meeting; and
(ii)†† adopts the Consultation Document attached as Appendix 1 for public consultation between 28 March and 28 April 2017.
2.††† Council at its meeting held on 21 February 2017 approved the underlying information for the Annual Plan 2017-2018 and the Consultation Document, and authorised the subcommittee (Mayor Wallace, Deputy Mayor Bassett, and Councillors Cousins, Milne and Barry) to provide ongoing guidance on the Consultation Document and Questionnaire to allow these to be submitted for typesetting in early March.
3.††† The text of the Consultation Document is attached as Appendix 1, and the typeset document will be available at the meeting. The Consultation Document design will be finalised and sent to print for inclusion in the Hutt News to be circulated on Tuesday 28 March 2017. Separate copies will be posted to our rural ratepayers who may not receive the Hutt News. Copies will also be made available at all Lower Hutt libraries and at the Council administration building.
4.††† The detailed information that supports the Annual Plan, including financial information, project lists, performance measures and targets, proposed fees and charges, and the policies and other information being consulted on alongside the Annual Plan, will be made available on the Council website prior to the start of the consultation period.
5.††† Public consultation will be undertaken from 28 March to 28 April 2017.
6.††† The Consultation Document has been prepared to meet the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002.
7.††† In making this recommendation, officers have given careful consideration to the purpose of local government in section 10 of the Local Government Act 2002. Officers believe that this recommendation falls within the purpose of local government in that conducting annual consultation provides the opportunity for members of the public to comment on the manner in which Council proposes to meet the current and future needs of the community. It does this in a way that is cost-effective, publishing information on the Council website and providing a high level overview of Councilís proposals for the future of the city to each residence and business.†
Text version of the Consultation Document/Questionnaire
Author: Joyanne Stevens
Reviewed By: Wendy Moore
Divisional Manager, Strategy and Planning
Approved By: Kim Kelly
General Manager, Strategic Services