13 February 2018
Central Otago District Council has launched a '10 for 10' campaign to raise awareness of the 10-Year Plan consultation set to open for submissions mid-March.
Mayor Tim Cadogan said the aim of the campaign was to encourage people to "take 10 for 10" meaning to take 10 minutes to have their say on the direction of the community for the next 10 years.
"Every three years Council completes a planning process that sets out the priorities and budgets for the coming decade. It's an important process that sets a vision for Central Otago that will shape how we grow and change. We're saying to our community, you are an important part of the process.
"We want you to take 10 minutes to think about what is important to you, your family and your community over the next 10 years. That's 10 minutes to get informed and give us feedback on our 10-Year Plan for the district. Give more than 10 minutes if you want to but at the very least spare 10 minutes to get involved."
The four key issues that Council will be calling for community views on during the consultation period are a reticulated wastewater scheme for Clyde, timing of the Lake Dunstan water supply water treatment plant, a proposed Clyde Historic Precinct upgrade, and a proposal to change kerbside recycling collection frequencies.
Other issues from the 10-Year Plan the consultation document will highlight include Council funding an affordable housing needs assessment.
In the four-week lead up to consultation opening mid-March Council will be asking people to sign up if they are willing to "take 10 for 10". Those interested can register their email address (or physical address for those not online) – via Council's website, The Central App or at service centres – to be sent a link to the consultation document when submissions open.
The consultation document will highlight the key issue facing the district, set out the options that are available to resolve the issue and provide an analysis of the impact of each option.
A special launch is planned for this Friday at the Pioneer Park between 11am and 2pm. Council will have a tent set up by the Friday Produce Markets for people to sign up to "Take 10 for 10", plus there'll be the opportunity to "Strike up a Conversation" with elected members over a spot of 10-pin bowling. They will be easy to find in their bright yellow "10 for 10" t-shirts and caps.