Alignment with Council’s Strategic Direction
A review of Council’s Strategy and Policy platform to align with Council’s strategic direction.
Strategic Planning for Geraldine, Pleasant Point and Temuka Community Board areas and a refresh of the town centres
Council agreed to provide $100,000 in Year One - 2021/22 of the Long Term Plan to develop a forward looking strategic plan for each of the Board areas. An additional sum of $200,000 for each town has been provided in Year 3 - 2023/24 towards a town centre refresh.
A change in the way footpaths are funded
Council decided that the cost for all footpaths will be spread across the whole district, rather than by using a targeted community rate. Our Revenue and Financing policy has been amended accordingly.
Removing the Rates Discount Policy
Recognising that not all ratepayers are in a position to pay their rates in full, Council decided it was more equitable to repeal this policy.
Business Improvement District (BID) Policy
Council decided to adopt a BID policy. Having this policy in place provides a framework for groups within a certain business area to apply to create a Business Improvement District. This would be funded via a targeted rate from commercial ratepayers within the relevant BID area to carry out an agreed programme of work.
A review of Council’s Rating System
Council decided to undertake a comprehensive review of the rating system commencing in Year One - 2021/22, with funding of $100,000.
A review of the accessibility of Council owned facilities and development of an Accessibility Framework to guide the delivery of new and existing services.
Community Funding Framework
A review of Council’s Community Funding Framework, including a review of the current Donations and Loans policy.
District Play Strategy
Development of a district wide Play Strategy in Year Four - 2024/25 at an estimated cost of $45,000.
District Golf Strategy
Development of a golf strategy in Year One - 2021/22 at an estimated cost of $15,000.
Public Art Policy
A review of the current policy within the first three years of the Long Term Plan.
Walkways and Cycleways
A review of the current Off-road Walking and Cycling Strategy and the Active Transport Strategy, to achieve a single strategy for the development of both on-road and off-road walking and cycling opportunities in the district.