|9 March 2018
West Coast residents and ratepayers once again have the opportunity to be directly involved in the delivery of projects and infrastructure, with West Coast Council encouraging the public to submit items for consideration as part of their 2018-2019 budget deliberations.
Any ideas our community have about projects, large or small, can be submitted as part of this process.
“This is the third year we have asked the public what projects they would like to see undertaken,” West Coast Mayor Phil Vickers said. “Each year we are seeing more people wanting to be involved in the budget process and whilst our budget won’t allow us to complete all suggested projects, this process does provide an important insight into the community and assists in forward planning.”
All submissions are reviewed and taken into consideration by elected members, with a priority focus to achieve a balanced budget whilst ensuring Council continues to pursue the community vision adopted in the West Coast Community Plan 2025.
To ensure a considered budget is adopted West Coast councillors will also be touring the West Coast during March to view potential areas and projects for budget items.
“It is important that as representatives of all our communities we have a clear understanding of where potential budget items will impact,” Mayor Vickers said.
Continuing with Council’s commitment to engage with its community, a public meeting will be held in June to present and explain the 2018-2019 Annual Plan and Budget.
Public submissions for priority budget items will be accepted until Monday 9 April. The final 2018-2019 budget will be adopted at the June Council meeting.