There are only two weeks left to have your say on the Waikato Regional Council Long Term Plan with submissions closing on 30 April. We are keen to hear your thoughts on what the council has proposed in the next few years.
Waikato Regional Council is proposing a programme which would assist homeowners with low interest loans to make sustainable improvements such as water tank and solar power installations, clean heating, insulation, double-glazing, ventilation, and septic tank upgrades.
One thing I noticed during the election campaign and since I have been elected is that many people are not that au fait with what Waikato Regional Council actually does. So I thought I would give a rundown of some of the activities I have been involved with in March.
The successful legal case taken by Hauraki Coromandel Climate Action against Thames-Coromandel District Council is reverberating through the corridors of power – not just for local councils but also for central government.
The draft Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) for the Waikato region is open for you to have your say. Submissions close on Sunday, 21 March. The draft RLTP outlines key transport objectives and priorities for the region and a key focus is meant to be climate change and how we reduce transport emissions. My personal view is that the draft plan falls well short of what is required.