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2020-21 Annual Plan – for a Climate. Smart. Recovery. PUBLIC NOTICE

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Public Consultation

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Annual Plan consultation document is available for public feedback from Monday 8 June until Sunday
28 June 2020.

Hawke’s Bay people have been affected personally and financially by COVID-19 and the drought. The Regional Council now proposes a climate smart Annual Plan in response to the challenges faced by our community and to limit impacts on our economy. All the information is at, search: #ourplan, at council offices and public libraries.

There are two proposals for the public to consider:

Rates Approach
This year, there can be some relief to ratepayers through the Council’s approach to rates charges and cushioning the impact of COVID-19. The Council proposes to keep the rates revenue at the same level as 2019-20 and borrow the required funding – a 0% rates revenue increase.

The Establishment of a Recovery Fund
The Council also proposes to establish a $1 million Recovery Fund to make the best use of potential government co-funding into Council capital projects. These projects would support jobs and economic activity while enhancing Hawke’s Bay’s environment.

Find Out More
Join one of the Council’s public meetings live on Facebook. Register your interest at
Tuesday 16 June, 6.00 PM Thursday 18 June, 11.00 AM

Have Your Say
Make a submission on our proposals in one of the following ways:
Online:, search: #ourplan
Phone: 06 927 8995 to leave a message with your preferred options and comments
Facebook :
Text: 027 445 8290 with your preferred options, including your name and the town you live in
By post: Annual Plan, Private Bag 6006, Napier 4142
By hand: Regional Council offices in Napier, Taradale, Waipawa or Wairoa

Submission forms are available at our offices and the region’s libraries.

We hope to hear from you by Sunday 28 June.

James Palmer

22 June 2020

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