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Regional Council releases Draft Annual Plan

Monday, 25 March 2013 9:30 a.m.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted its Draft Annual Plan for public submissions.

The Draft Plan sets out the Council's key programmes and projects for the coming year, how much they will cost and where the funding will come from. Read the Draft Annual Plan or Summary.

"The 2013/14 Draft Annual Plan shows the Council is continuing with the direction set in the Ten Year Plan, approved by Council in June 2012," Chairman John Cronin said.                          

"The local government environment is changing rapidly, with things like local government and resource management reform. Our Draft Annual Plan shows that in this time of change, we'll continue to manage prudently and deliver to the community's expectations that were agreed through the Ten Year Plan process," he said.

"Work will continue on our major long-term projects. These include restoring water quality in the Rotorua Lakes, repairing flood damage to river and drainage schemes in the eastern Bay of Plenty and examining their long-term sustainability issues, as well as continuing our work to manage Tauranga Harbour," he said.

As forecast in the Ten Year Plan, the Draft Annual Plan includes a general rates increase of between $7 and $12 a year.

The Draft Annual Plan is open for submissions from 26 March to 4pm on 26 April 2013. Copies are available on the Regional Council's website www.boprc.govt.nz or from Regional Council offices.

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Draft Annual Plan 2013-14