What's the bad news:
The approved in 2009 LTCCP (2009-2019 ) for the New Plymouth District Council set out $150000 for the 2010/2011 financial year to fund a specific project to start implementing the NPDC's Cycle Strategy. A further $150K was set aside for the 2011/2012 year and ongoing at that amount every year to 2019 to provide a total of $1.35 million over 2009-2019. See in the Roads section of The Funded Projects that is part of the 2009-2019 LTCCP:
The $150K for 2010-2011 has been dropped from the Roads section of the Funded Projects in the Draft for Consultation 2010/2011Budget that is now available for public comment:
Hence, any significant infrastructure improvements to implement the Cycle Strategy are not likely to occur in 2010/2011 if the draft as it stands is approved in June by Council. Scraps may be fed out of what roading budget is there but don't hold your breath.
Have your say
Unfortunately it is back to submitting and getting back in front of the council again. They want to hear from you so let rip! You can use the online submission form or download the PDF below and get it in before the end of April.
They not only want to hear your views on the Budget 2010/11 but also their review of the proposed fees and charges for 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011.
Closing date for submissions: 5pm Friday 30 April 2010.
Meetings to hear submissions are scheduled for between 2 and 4 June 2010. Specific dates and times have yet to be set.
The Council is scheduled to meet on 9 June to consider all submissions, then meets again on 28 June 2010 to adopt Budget 2010/11 and any amendments.