Who isn’t sick of unsealed roads? – HAVE YOUR SAY on our solution…
Your Local Board wants to bring forward spending on transport infrastructure such as road sealing.
There are over 678km’s of unsealed road in Rodney and this will cost over $350 million to seal, or put another way, $16,000 per property based on 22,000 rateable properties in Rodney. We got $10 million extra for road sealing (three roads) but that money is finished and if we’re not going back to a million a year we need to come up with a way of funding this
* If the Local Board gets a targeted rate and chips in some money I believe there is a good chance we could get a top up from Auckland Transport.
We are proposing a Rodney Ward only Targeted Rate
** that will contribute towards more road sealing. The targeted rate would also be used to contribute towards a Train to Huapai and Park’n’Rides in Rodney.
If you want to support speeding up road sealing please take a few minutes to complete an online feedback form, if we don’t get the support it won’t happen!
You have until THIS THURSDAY to make a submission, so don’t delay!
*Franklin had a targeted rate and now most of their roads are sealed, we need to do the same thing because doing nothing won’t see any significant progress. A local targeted rate would make a strong political argument for a funding top up from Auckland Transport. It won’t be a quick solution because of the scale of the problem but it would be better than hoping we will get funding every three years.
** The targeted rate would be used to provide part funding for three major initiatives across Rodney, Trains to Huapai, Park’n’Rides and Road Sealing. By putting in place a long term targeted rate we can share the cost burden across the limited rating base (22,000 properties in Rodney).
You are currently paying a targeted transport rate for the City Rail Link that finishes in 2018, we would look to continue this over but just have the money spent in Rodney. If this initiative is supported we would come back to the public in 2018 will detailed proposals on what the money would be spent on, for how long and how much for further consultation. If this initiative isn’t supported we won’t take this further and these projects will have to wait for funding to become available and at this point that is five to ten years away.
Originally posted by Phelan Pirrie on Facebook.