Invercargill City Council is set to reveal its Roadmap to Renewal – and to ask its community for feedback.
ICC’s 2021-31 Long-term Plan is set to be released for consultation on March 30, with the Council to consider any final touches at a Council meeting the day before.
Invercargill City Councillor and LTP project champion Alex Crackett said elected members had spent months working on a ‘roadmap to renewal’, which has become the theme for the plan.
“We considered all of the feedback the community gave us last year during research and engagement, and subject to some final touches in the next couple of days, we’re confident we’ve got a fantastic proposal for our city for the next 10 years,” Cr Crackett said.
Consultation opens on Tuesday, 30 March, and will close Monday, 3 May.
“Our Roadmap to Renewal is a consultation document for the Long-term Plan, and includes our vision for Invercargill and surrounding areas for the next 10 years, as well as our infrastructure investment plan for the next 30 years,” Cr Crackett said.
Key projects included in the roadmap are the city centre masterplan and urban play option, the redevelopment of Southland Museum & Art Gallery, and a Rugby Park investment and renewal plan.
Cr Crackett said the roadmap also includes information on proposed changes to the way Council applies rates.
“Many properties will see a change to the share of rates they contribute. People will be able to see what the proposal will mean for their property on our website, with a special tool we’ll be launching when consultation opens,” Cr Crackett said.
“It is so important that everyone has a chance to check out Our Roadmap to Renewal, and to consider what changes Council is proposing,” she said.
“We will be offering lots of ways for you to have your say, including some public drop-in sessions where you can come and ask questions or share your feedback directly with your Councillors.”
To find out more about ICC’s 2021-31 Long-Term Plan Consultation, Our Roadmap to Renewal, and to make a submission, visit www.icc.govt.nz/roadmaptorenewal from 30 March.