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Annual Plan process continues after close of submissions

April 28th, 2010
[Tasman District Council press relese]

The second stage of Tasman District Council's Annual Plan process closed this week with the deadline for written submissions at 4.30pm last Monday (26 April 2010).

With nearly 250 submissions, with a number of points in each, there is understandably a great deal to get through before the Council begins the third stage of the Annual Plan process - the hearing of public submissions.

"The level of response shows how much the residents and ratepayers of Tasman care about the place they live and as elected representatives we look forward to hearing these views directly from the submitters", said Mayor Richard Kempthorne. "It is an opportunity for us to get out into the community with the specific aim of planning the District's growth and development and the priorities Tasman people have.

"The draft Annual Plan is a very good catalyst, as it provides a framework for the future of the District as a whole with the costs and timelines identified for informed comment. When discussing the Annual Plan for the next year as a Council the submissions, both written and presented, are invaluable to prioritising the work and expenditure.

"The process is far from over, with the opportunity for Councillors to hear presentations in support of the already received written submissions. These meetings, which are open for all to attend, give elected representatives the chance to hear and clarify the submissions in greater depth with the authors."

The draft date for Council hearing the submissions in Motueka is 14th May, from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

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