Councillor Don Palmer Providing Local Leadership & Working for You

Subject to ratification we determined last night at our City Strategy and Policy Committee meeting to commence consulting our residents and rate payers on a new Community Plan.

We were due, under the Local Government Act, to review our current plan but felt that as this plan was due to expire in 2015 that now would be a prudent opportunity to go back to scratch and start all over. This is a project that is likely to take the best part of the year to complete with significant public involvement.

A working group has been selected to oversee it. This needs ratification by council at its next full meeting.