Feedback is sought on the future of wastewater services as part of the Rotorua Lakes Council's proposed 2019 to 2020 annual plan which is now available for public viewing.

Mayor Steve Chadwick said the plan reflected an ongoing commitment to the direction set in the 2018-28 long-term plan.

The proposed annual plan included an average 4.9 per cent rates increase, less than the 5.1 per cent increase signalled in the 2018-28 long-term plan.

"Not much has changed since last year when we adopted the long-term plan and we are continuing with what was planned for 2019 to 2020 financial year which is year two of the long-term plan," Chadwick said.


Most of the Annual Plan document was information for the public on progress to date against projects and work set out in the long-term plan.

However, feedback was sought on one matter, a proposal to consider changing how wastewater services were managed and delivered in future.

Feedback on this would provide input into decision-making and any proposed change regarding this would require further consultation.

"The long-term plan remains our guiding document, outlining the funding and delivery to progress towards the 2030 vision set with the community, who wanted to see change, progress and a better future for all," Chadwick said.

"We've been mindful to not compromise the objectives of our long-term plan in the 2019 to 2020 Annual Plan but elected members did ask council staff to see what could be done to lower the rates increase that we had projected in the long-term plan for this coming year."

Ways to have your say

Go online to council's feedback portal

Send written feedback to council by May 17


Post comments and suggestions on Council's Facebook page.

Attend one of the two café-style discussion events where you can speak directly to elected members and have your feedback documented

For more information visit the council website.