High level of interest in plan

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Consultation on the Selwyn District Council’s Long-Term Plan 2018–2028 has closed, with hundreds of Selwyn residents taking the opportunity to share their view on proposals for the next 10 years.

Initial returns show that by the time consultation closed recently more than 400 formal submissions had been received.

More than 430 responses were also received to an online survey on the key proposals, and 1,150 people completed a quick poll on the Council’s Long-Term Plan consultation site.

Selwyn Mayor, Sam Broughton, said the level of engagement with the community over council’s plans had been positive.

“We’re pleased that so many people have taken the time to read about our proposals and think about what it means for them,” he said.

“There have been some thought-provoking topics this year, such as the discussion about what approach the council should take in the future to ensure the safety of our community water supplies.

“People have also been keen to share their views on major projects we’re proposing, such as new indoor sports and aquatic facilities, as well as new community centres in our townships and cycleways across the district.

“All of the submissions and comments will be presented to councillors and will be taken into consideration when we make decisions on the plan.”

Submissions will be publicly available on the council website from Friday, May 18 and public hearings for submitters who want to present their submissions in person will be held on Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24.

Council will deliberate on submissions the following week and the final Long-Term Plan 2018–2028 is expected to be adopted in late June.