Residents urged to have their say on two key financial policies


The way the Council funds its activities and services, as well as how it fairly charges for growth and development in the district are the subject of two public consultations now open for feedback until Sunday 26 July.

Residents are being asked to have their say on the Council's draft Revenue & Financing Policy and the draft Development & Financial Contributions Policy, which are both proposing changes over the next three years from July 2021.

The Council is proposing to change the way it funds Elderly Persons Housing, stockwater management and wastewater under the Review & Financing Policy, and is also suggesting some rating boundary changes for the solid waste collection service to be extended.

Consideration is also being given to whether the Council should increase contributions under the draft Development & Financial Contributions Policy.

Ashburton District Mayor, Neil Brown says both policies are central to setting out how the Council funds the services, infrastructure and activities it provides.

"We've established the draft ideas for how we believe rates would be charged over the next three years, as well as what people should expect to contribute when they build and connect to local infrastructure.

"Now it's up to residents to go through these proposals and tell us if we are on the right track or not. Our local services and activities affect everyone in this district, so make sure you have your say before consultation closes."

Submissions for both the draft Revenue & Financing Policy as well as the draft Development & Financial Contributions Policy can be made until 5pm, Sunday 26 July.

Read the consultation documents and make a submission at​.​
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