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Planning Ahead for 2017-18

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Time to Clean Up
Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s draft Annual Plan for 2017-18 is out for public consultation from Monday 10 April until 4.00pm on Friday 12 May 2017.

Our two-page centrespread is in local papers this coming week, libraries, our offices and online now at, search: #AP2017.

We Need Your Help
While our regional economy is booming, in this Year Three of the Long Term Plan 2015-25, we have some big challenges in our rivers, lakes and streams. We need to fix them and we need your help to do this.
Our proposals identify six environment hot-spot areas we want to give special focus to, without taking our eye off other issues in our region. The hot-spot areas are: Lake Tutira, Ahuriri Estuary, Whakaki Lake/ Wairoa River, Lake Whatuma/ Tukituki Catchment, Karamu Stream, and our Marine Environment.

We propose a one-off rates increase to create a $1 million environmental kick-start fund to accelerate action in these hot-spot areas. We also seeking funding to maintain the Council’s core business.

Have Your Say – Come Along
Please come along to discuss Our Plan for 2017-18 with Councillors and staff.

HBRC Napier       159 Dalton St                         Monday 1 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm
HBRC Waipawa   26 Ruataniwha St,                 Tuesday 2 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm
Havelock North   Function Centre, Te Mata Rd, Wednesday 3 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm
HBRC Wairoa       Freyberg St                            Thursday 4 May, 5.30 – 7.00pm

Please comment online:, search: #AP2017.

Facebook messages will also be considered. Message our Facebook page: hbregionalcouncil
Text: 027 445 8290, starting your text with ‘Our Plan’.

Mail written submissions to: Our Plan, Freepost 515, HBRC, Private Bag 6006, Napier 4142, or Deliver to: 159 Dalton Street, Napier.

It’s time to clean up and we need your help.
We hope to hear from you by Friday 12 May.

Rex Graham

5 April 2017

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