Slow feedback for long term plan


Community consultation has begun in Ōtorohanga on the district councils Long Term Plan for 2021- 2031 but community engagement has been slow going.

An Ōtorohanga District Council spokesperson said that the consultation period so far has been constructive but have struggled with numbers compared to previous engagements.

“Our LTP consultation has been steady so far, we have run sessions in Ōtorohanga, Kāwhia and Arohena.

“While we have not had the same numbers that we had for our early engagement, the overall feedback has been positive and we are starting to have formal submissions lodged.”

To learn more of the LTP head along to one of the community engagement centres, you can head along to Ō Café in Ōtorohanga daily 9am ‑ 2.30pm Monday to Friday until 21 May.

Times are also setup this Saturday at Omimiti Reserve (Rusty Snapper if raining) in Kāwhia from 10:30am – 2.30pm, they will also be at Arohena Hall on May 11 from 4pm to 8pm and again at Rusty Snapper in Kāwhia on May 13 and May 20 from 10:30am – 2.30pm.

Submissions will close at 9am Monday 24 May and after that on June 29 the council meets to approve the LTP 2021-2031 – including changes made as a result of the submission process.

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