Draft Annual Plan 2014/14

Report
What is the 10-year plan 2015-25?
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Provides an overview of the projects proposed for the next
10 years.
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Explains the strategies used to make financial decisions
and manage regional infrastructure.
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Outlines what you get for your rates investment. In
2015/16 we’re proposing a rates increase of approx. $38 a
year (or 73c a week) for the average home.
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Explains how to provide feedback on our proposals.
What key issues were considered?
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How best to invest in good quality regional infrastructure (bulk
drinking water, flood protection schemes, and public transport).
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How to get people out of cars and grow public transport users
and active transport such as walking, cycling, running etc.
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How to ensure our infrastructure will be able to cope in a major
emergency.
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How to maintain and improve water quality, which is under
pressure from more urban and rural development.
Package 1 : Public transport infrastructure
($39m capital cost)
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Rail infrastructure upgrades: track improvements, faster and more
frequent services, express services, increased capacity, level
crossings, expanded park and ride facilities, upgraded carriages
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Bus infrastructure upgrades: Improved bus service reliability,
improved facilities at interchanges; more and better bus shelters;
improved signage; bike racks on buses; new modern low emission
buses
Package 2 : Protecting communities from flood risk
($51m capital cost)
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Develop / update floodplain management plans
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Build new / upgraded flood stopbanks
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Floodplain works to protect isolated settlements and improve
maintenance
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Better community engagement, including with iwi
Package 3 : Getting more people on public transport
($53m capital cost)
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Fare Structure improvements: simplify fare products across all
modes and services; 50% youth fare discounts; 25% off-peak
discount; capped fares; no transfer penalties between services
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Metlink customer services: improved information, website &
online tools
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Integrated electronic ticketing system: Smart card technology to
be introduced across the region from 2017/18 allowing free
transfers between all services
Package 4 : Getting out and about - walking, cycling
($4.8m operating expenditure)
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Increase the effectiveness and reach of road safety programmes
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Increase support for school travel plans and activities that support
safe travel for children and young people
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Increase the number of programmes to help people make better
travel choices so that our roading network works better
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Deliver the Pedal Ready regional cycle skills training programme to
increase the skills and confidence of child and adult cyclists
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Contribution to NZTA-led Wellington to Hutt walking & cycling link
Package 5: Keeping the water flowing
($126m capital cost)
Providing emergency water following a major event (up to 20L per person
for up to 40 days) to those parts of the region most at risk from a break to
the bulk water pipes in Wellington City and Porirua City, including:
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Cross-harbour pipeline linking the Hutt to Wellington City
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Emergency storage lake at Takapu Road to supply Porirua and
northern Wellington
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Increasing resilience of Waterloo Wells to avoid damage in a major
event
Package 6: Environment and water quality
($26m operating expenditure)
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Expanding partnership programmes with farmers to improve water
quality & biodiversity through managing erosion prone soils, nutrients
and fencing and planting along waterways
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Helping grow the Enviroschools education programme
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Expanding the regional possum & predator control programme
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Accelerating establishment of catchment (Whaitua) committees to
develop rules for water quality and water quantity limits
Proposed rates increase for 2015/16
Enhancements
to Outcomes
Commitments
Existing
services
3.9%
4.8%
1.1%
9.8%
$15 average increase for regional ratepayers for
proposed service improvements
$19 average increase for regional ratepayers for
infrastructural commitments
$4 average increase for regional ratepayers for
existing services
$38 per year per average residential ratepayer
(incl GST)
Next Steps
Shape Your Region, supporting information and submission forms are
available at www.gw.govt.nz/have-your-say
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Submissions online or in writing
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Submissions close 20th April 2015 at 4pm
We are holding open days across the region where councillors and
officers will be available to discuss proposals with the public.

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