There are many good things in the plan, but we can't afford most of them and don't need some (e.g. movie museum). Rates can't keep going up year on year. Incomes don't increase nearly as fast.
21:43pm, 15 May 2018
I would just like to add that it would be great to see more supporting community groups popping up for the Predator free project. This should happen if there were more areas of the likes of Polhill, Miramar (Maupuia Reserve)
and Makara Peak where reserves are accessible behind housing, trails are developed for commuting and recreation along with native planting and trapping. This all gives back improvement to the land and quality of life, community. I support Mana Cycle Group's submission proposing development of a network of trails behind Tawa to make the hills accessible and valuable to the community to protect and retain as reserve land.
21:29pm, 15 May 2018
I realise this survey is designed to be easy but the simplicity of the questions made all of them seem like great ideas, and even the linked commentary was only a couple of paragraphs on each one. I would suggest
that future consultation have a layer of richer information linked to your policy documents, external research, media or other useful material for people to weigh up the options.
20:29pm, 15 May 2018
I did not find the 'either/or' of two options particularly helpful on some of the priorities - particularly those involving large amounts of expenditure. The council (or rather rate-payers) seems to be taking on a lot of debt if it
pushes ahead with everything.
20:03pm, 15 May 2018
We acknowledge the importance of investment in projects attracting visitors to Wellington (arenas, convention centre, film museum etc.). However, investment in these projects can’t come at expense of sewer and stormwater upgrades and the health of our marine environment.
like to see Wellington become the ‘Coolest little blue Capital’ in the world. Visitors, big events and talent are attracted to Wellington not only to be part of the amazing city cultural life and to experience the wilderness in and around town, but because residents and visitors can visit and live here knowing they have a minimum or positive impact on the environment!
17:00pm, 15 May 2018
Hi! I'm submitting on behalf of Rongotai Greens. We have not yet had time to seek our members' views on your plan, but would like to do so over the next few weeks, then give an oral presentation to councillors.
Hope that's ok.
16:51pm, 15 May 2018
Council should provide more access for building mtb tracks to increase the attractiveness of the city as a high end mtb venue.
15:56pm, 15 May 2018
Minimize foreign investment if it means giving up control. Retain control over all public assets. Particularly concerned about Chinese stake in Airport Expansion, we need to retain control over our futures, this is more important than 'a good deal'
15:27pm, 15 May 2018
Looking forward to participating in the Te Kopahau masterplan and please ensure funding is available for that. It is essentailly replecating the success of Polhill and moving it south.
14:22pm, 15 May 2018
Could we manage organic waste locally, without trucks? Worm farms and composts throughout our suburban communities? (Many dwellings can have their own, lessening the load). Being waste minimisation, WCC would need to fund the management, and set the standards for,
any such public facilities. WCC holds the most important key to this idea, through owning most of the suitable land for big community composting projects. I think each such facility should be hosted in a garden. This will require a different approach by WCC to the use of its (our) parks and reserves.
13:40pm, 15 May 2018
The plan highlights repeatedly that the rate increase will be 3.9%. That is very misleading. For residential ratepayers (the *vast* majority of those reading the LTP) the rate increase will be over 4.8%.
13:23pm, 15 May 2018
I strongly support making Mountain biking a legal activity on Tinakori Hill. Tinkakori Hill has some of the best terrain for mtbing, which is near to the city centre.
It has been used for cycling for over twenty years but
it is still not legal in some parts of the hill. Walkers and bikers have to conflict on shared paths when they could have separate tracks which are non-invasive to each other
12:40pm, 15 May 2018