Central Otago District Council (CODC) has received a record
number of submissions on its Draft 10-Year Plan 2018-2028.
As of the close off at 5pm Monday 30 April Council had received 466
submissions with at least two thirds of this feedback being made online.
The previous highest number of submissions received for a
consultation was 357 for Council's Annual Plan 2013-14, when water funding
models was the hot topic.
Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan said he was thrilled at the
level of engagement from the community.
“To have such a significant response as has been seen through
the public meetings on the 10-Year Plan and now through the record numbers of
submissions shows that this Council, both staff and elected members, have done
a great job in getting the community engaged in the conversation,” said Mr
Central Otago District Council Chief Executive Sanchia Jacobs
was also very pleased with the response from the community.
“We are really happy with the number of submissions we’ve
received. The community has been very engaged in this 10-Year Plan process.”
A series of Community Board and Council meetings are scheduled
from 28 May to 7 June to consider all submissions and to listen to those who
have indicated they would like to come and present.