Annual plan hearings

by Anonymous Author

Several hundred submissions have been received on the Selwyn District Council’s Draft Annual Plan. 

Public consultation on the plan closed on May 3, with 185 submissions received on the draft plan, while 241 people completed an online survey. 

Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton said council was pleased to hear from so many residents on the annual plan.

“This year we offered some different options to make it easier for people to share their views on the topics we were proposing in the annual plan,” Mayor Broughton said.

“We were really pleased to get a wide range of people participating in the consultation and taking part in our survey or sharing their thoughts with councillors when they visited local supermarkets and other events.”

He said submissions and survey comments showed strong support for carrying out planning work for a new pool at Selwyn Aquatic Centre, completing further footpath extensions and developing a health hub, while there were a range of views about introducing a standard stormwater rate and changing library opening hours.

Councillors will be considering submissions and survey responses when making decisions on the annual plan at submission hearings being held on Thursday, May 18 (10am–8pm) and Friday, May 19 (from 9am) at the council’s Rolleston Headquarters. The hearings are open to the public.