INDEPENDENT NEWS

Submissions for Transport Strategy Encouraging

Published: Mon 19 Sep 2005 03:07 PM
MEDIA RELEASE
19 September 2005
Community submissions for Draft Transport Strategy ‘extremely encouraging’
Rodney District Mayor John Law has paid tribute to the Rodney community for its “overwhelming response” to the district’s Draft Transport Strategy, which closed for submissions on Friday 16 September.
More than 150 submissions were received from the community and key stakeholders - an enormous achievement for the council, said Mr Law, considering that the ARC received around 250 for the whole Auckland region in a recent transport submission process.
“Transport strongly affects our everyday lives and is crucial to the way our district develops. Rodney, being one of the country’s fastest growing districts, is presented with some real present and future challenges. A positive and proactive response to these challenges will ensure that transport enhances the quality of life in the district,”said the mayor.
“To this end, the number of submissions is good indication of people’s understanding and also people’s commitment to the process – it is extremely encouraging and I’d like to personally thank everyone who took the time to submit a response.”
For those who indicated that they wanted to be heard at a hearing, a public meeting will be held at the Council offices in Orewa on October 7.
A council spokesperson said that no decisions would be made and no action taken until all submissions have been summarised and any questions raised in the hearing are considered.
The council is now summarising submissions and is expected to have integrated community input to produce a finalised strategy before the end of the year.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Joint Press Release With President Of The Govt Of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, & The PM Of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern
By: New Zealand Government
Peters Issues Judicial Review Proceedings
By: Rt Hon Winston Peters
Electoral Changes Will Bring Greater Transparency For Voters
By: New Zealand Government
Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
By: New Zealand Government
Charles CHOGM Speech Green Light For Change
By: New Zealand Republic
Goodfellow To Retire As National Party President
By: New Zealand National Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media