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annual plan 2019

Making connections and sharing ideas – new forum launches today

We’re always hunting for smarter ways to connect with our communities and so a new interactive way to share input and ideas on what makes Lower Hutt a great place to live launched today.

Lower Hutt Acting Mayor David Bassett says an online engagement forum will be live until mid-April. If it goes great – we’ll keep using it. If you don’t participate – we won’t!

“For those of us involved in it, we know that local government has an important role to play. The decisions we make affect people’s lives on a daily basis. But for most people the work of a council probably doesn’t seem relevant, or isn’t top of mind.

“In 2019 we’re trying something a little different, and we want to make connections and understand what’s important to a much wider group of people across Lower Hutt. There may be ideas out there that can make a difference for a community really quickly. Others can be worked on for the future.”

Acting Mayor Bassett says everyone who works, lives, or plays in Lower Hutt can be a part of improving the city for all.

In place of the typical consultation approach for an annual plan, Hutt City Council is utilising flexibility in the Local Government Act and is not formally consulting on a draft 2019/20 Annual Plan. Instead, we’re asking for residents to share input and contribute to the city’s future across the year.

“We’re the seventh largest city in New Zealand, and we’re going to keep growing. Making connections between the people who live here, the work we do, and asking for input on what our communities need is more important than ever.”

You’re invited to share input and ideas at: haveyoursay.huttcity.govt.nz

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