Media Release - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Westland District Council’s Annual Plan 2022/2023 was adopted by the elected members at today’s Extraordinary Council Meeting. With a final rate increase of 6.9% in line with inflation the adopted plan is a win for the community, who expressed their discomfort with the original 12.5% proposed increase.
“I am pleased that as a Council we were able to take on board the feedback from the community and find compromises within the plan that allowed us to reduce the rates increase,” says Deputy Mayor David Carruthers. “The community can still expect to receive the services that we planned for through the long term plan, but we have very carefully considered where we might be able to reduce costs. Council will still have to weather the increases for fixed overheads along with everybody else.”
Other amendments to the plan based on community feedback include:
Media enquiries to:
Emma Rae, Strategy and Communications Advisor