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Seeking some beautification

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Calls to improve the district’s townships and urban centres were made in various submissions to the council’s Long-Term Plan.

On townships, staff responded that the council had committed to seven township plan implementation rounds in the 2015-2025 Long-Term Plan. “In it we commit to delivering a township plan every 12 months with $500,000 capital budget to each round. The current schedule requires us to deliver this process for more than one township at a time. In July 2018 we will start on the East Cape township plan. This will include Potaka, Wharekahika-Hicks Bay, Te Araroa, Tikitiki and Rangitukia. Council will work with communities on their priorities, to review their existing plans (which are available on our website) and implement the upgrade.”

In response to a submission calling on the council to also give Elgin, Kaiti and other city communities $500,000 grants for beautification, council officers responded that funding for the beautification of these areas was an “action” in the 2015 Urban Development Strategy (UDS).

“We recognise that the areas around the........

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