From today the public can give feedback on the Western Bay of Plenty District Council's plans and budget for the next 10 years.

A consultation document giving an overview of what the council has decided are its most important issues, priorities and projects for the next decade is out for consultation.

The Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 - a budget and information about the projects the council will take on - has been developed over the past 14 months.

The proposed overall average rates increase for the 2018-2019 year to fund the plans is 3.1 per cent.

The consultation period will close at 4pm on Friday, May 4.


For more information about the plan visit the council's consultation website.

You can also talk to council staff and elected members about the plans at community meetings:

•Katikati – Saturday, April 14, 10am – 12pm
•Te Puke – Sunday, April 15, 10am – 12pm
•Council Chambers – Thursday, April 19, 5pm – 7pm
•Omokoroa – Saturday, April 21, 10am – 12pm
•Waihi Beach - Saturday, April 28, 10am – 12pm.