Long term plan submission time almost up

Residents have less than a week to make a submission on Waipā District Council’s Long Term Plan.

Waipā District Council mayor Jim Mylchreest is encouraging residents who haven’t yet provided feedback on the draft 2021-31 Long Term Plan topics to head online or pick up a form from a Library or Council office to have their say.

Submissions close at 5pm next Tuesday.

Submission forms are available online at www.whatsnextwaipa.nz, and can be collected from a Council office or Library in Te Awamutu and Cambridge.

“Your feedback helps decide what we focus on over the next ten years so it’s important to have your say,” Jim Mylchreest said.

Council’s strategy manager Kirsty Downey said there was a significant number of partially completed forms on the website without a name and email associated to them.

Those details are required for a submission to be considered.

“I would encourage all those who have added their feedback on a topic of interest to head back online and add in their name and email address so we can take this feedback into consideration,” said Downey.

The What’s Next, Waipā website is designed to hold feedback for 40 days before clearing the information.

Submission forms for the Waipā 2021-2031 Long Term Plan can be dropped off at Council offices at 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge and 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu or a Waipā District Library. Forms can also be dropped into the submission boxes at LTP pop-up events throughout April.

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