Community, Council · 4 Apr 2021

Roadmap to Renewal Launched by Council

Aimee Wilson

Aimee Wilson

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The Invercargill City Council’s ‘Roadmap to Renewal’ is underway, and the community now has a chance to get involved and have a say.

ICC’s 2021-31 Long-term Plan has been released for consultation this week, and was signed off by the council at a meeting shortly after.

Invercargill City Councillor and LTP project champion Alex Crackett said elected members had spent months working on the project, 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.”

The consultation period is now open until Monday May 3, and includes the council’s vision for Invercargill and surrounding areas for the next 10 years, as well as our infrastructure investment plan for the next 30 years.

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, using a special tool on the website.

“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.”

Cr Crackett said she was looking forward to hearing the feedback from the community.

“I’m no stranger to the fact our community is unhappy with the amount of closures around the city – we’ve worked hard to produce a conducive prioritised plan to fix these closures over the next 10 years, within the realm of affordability.”

To find out more about ICC’s 2021-31 Long-Term Plan Consultation, Our Roadmap to Renewal, and to make a submission, visit icc.govt.nz/roadmaptorenewal

Also take the opportunity to discuss the Long Term Plan with our city councillors at these events icc.govt.nz/roadmaptorenewal/events