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View Ten Year Plan submissions online

22 May 2009

View Ten Year Plan submissions online

For the first time the public can view all submissions made to the draft Ten Year Plan online. Public will be able to view the same information that councillors receive prior to the Ten Year Plan hearings.

It is important that people can find out what submitters have told us and what information will be used to contribute to the councillors' decision-making process says manager of community planning and development Nedine Thatcher. "Our values are about working together and focusing on solutions. Being open and transparent is the best way to empower the community to work with us. Making all the submissions and staff reports available on our website is a cost efficient and effective way to do this."

"The submissions make interesting reading. They cover a wide range of opinions although inevitably trends emerge. These are covered in the staff reports and include recommendations. 

These recommendations are not binding. Decisions are not made until after the hearings. These start on Tuesday 26 May and 61 people will speak about their submission over 3 days" Ms Thatcher added.

Submissions were made on the Ten Year Plan by 409 individuals and groups. Many of these submissions covered several topics. 
Read the submissions and staff reports