What is the issue?
Our harbours, beaches and streams are being polluted by overflows from ageing sewerage and stormwater systems that can't cope with heavy rainfall and from contaminants washed into natural waterways.
We want to improve our infrastructure to address this problem. Under current budgets this would take 30 years to achieve.
We propose to introduce a new targeted rate to increase our funding of water infrastructure and speed up delivery of cleaner harbours, beaches and streams to 10 years.
What we are proposing
We are proposing a targeted rate that would cost the average residential ratepayer $66 per year ($1.30 per week), although this will vary based on your property value.
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Issue 2: Natural environment section.
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