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MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News v fan. in Annual plan consultation closing soon Public submissions on Council's Annual Plan 2022-23 Consultation Document close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 10 May. This year's budget proposel maintains current levels of service ande strong capital expenditure programme focused on delivering Mariborough's core intrastructure needs. Annual Plan Update The proposed rates increase of 5.37 per cent is driven largely by external factors - infiationary pressure, new Govermment requirements, increased lobour costs and supply chain issues, which are impacting on all of New Zealand's councils. The Council has made use of its Infrastructure Upgrede ond Depreciation Reserves, assumed the receipt of $1.3M of funding feom the Government's Three Waters Well Being package, and allocated $4.3M from the Covid-19 Rates Reliet Reserve to reduce the impact on rates. Councillors supported a number of proposed new expenditure items, mainly requests for increased levels of service. To find out more, go to www.mariboroush.govtoz to read the Consutation Document. The online form is the quickest end easiest way to make a submission Simply go to our Have Your Say - Consultations web page and follow the online prompes. Please indicate in your submission if you'd like to speak et a public hearing. Rave your Ahard copy of the submission form can be printed from the website or collected from Council's Blenheim or Picton offices, or from Mariboroogh District Ubraries. All hard coples must be returned before close of business on Tuesday 10 May. Send your submission to: arnualelantimahoSushandar Hearings take place on 7,8 and 9 June. The Council will meet to consider submissions on 13 June and to adopt the Annual Plan 2022-23 on 30 June. A shout out for our road safety heroes Road Safety Week is just around the corner. From 9t0 15 May the annual awareness campaign, this year dubbed Road Safety Heroes', will celebrote the professionals who work to make our roads safer. Let driving distract you from your phone Bienheim's Seymour Square clock tower and memorial fountain wi even be in in yelow, the campaign's officiel colour, forthe week Council Road Safety Coordinotor Robyn Blackbum says road safety heroes include those who design safer roads and those who care for people after a crosh "They and mony others are our road safety heroes," she said. "Road Safety Week acknowledges the important role they all play Mariborough Roads NOC JV Network & Safety Manager Robyn Gardener says there are many unsung heroes working behind the scenes doing mainitenance work on the region's roads to keep journeys sate for everyone "They fox our roads as well as get coled out during the night to clear trees and slips, pick up animals off the road and do many other unglamorous road maintenance jobs that most of us don't think about," she said. "Road Safety Week is a greet opportunity for us to say thanks to them as they work through the day and night to make sure our roads are safe Mrs Blackburn says the week is also a chance to remind peopie that we can al play a part in making journeys safer. "We can all be a road safety hero," she said. This includes putting your phone out of reach when you are driving This past summer Mariborough Road Safety worked with Police across the Top of the South to remind drivers of this. "Police distributed a fier encouraging people to put down their mobile phone while driving. Mrs Blackbum said. The fier was wrapped around a beach bal, sunscreen and lip baim "Its purpose was to provide an opportunity for Police to talk with drivers about distraction risks. she said. Four of the five most common distracted driving activities can be done on a smartphone texting. talking, using a GPS or navigotion system and odjusting music "We use cel phones for everything and for long periods of time each day. However, a driver is distracted when they pay attention to ony activity that takes their focus away ftrom the primary task of diving. We need drivers to let the driving distract them from using their phone, Mrs Blackbum said. "This is just one of moany important steps towards futiling Waka Kotahi NZTA's high profile Road to Zero vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads," she said. Put your phone out of reach when you are driving and give yourself a break Road Safety Week is coordinated annually by Brake, a road satety charity that works to prevent road death and injury. It is sponsored by Waka Kotahi and Beca. Suth MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL To find out more go ta www.oadsatetweek.og. Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Mariborough's harbours. 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS aMARLBOROUGH.GOVT. NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL He körero no te Kaunihera o Wairau Sounds News v fan. in Annual plan consultation closing soon Public submissions on Council's Annual Plan 2022-23 Consultation Document close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 10 May. This year's budget proposel maintains current levels of service ande strong capital expenditure programme focused on delivering Mariborough's core intrastructure needs. Annual Plan Update The proposed rates increase of 5.37 per cent is driven largely by external factors - infiationary pressure, new Govermment requirements, increased lobour costs and supply chain issues, which are impacting on all of New Zealand's councils. The Council has made use of its Infrastructure Upgrede ond Depreciation Reserves, assumed the receipt of $1.3M of funding feom the Government's Three Waters Well Being package, and allocated $4.3M from the Covid-19 Rates Reliet Reserve to reduce the impact on rates. Councillors supported a number of proposed new expenditure items, mainly requests for increased levels of service. To find out more, go to www.mariboroush.govtoz to read the Consutation Document. The online form is the quickest end easiest way to make a submission Simply go to our Have Your Say - Consultations web page and follow the online prompes. Please indicate in your submission if you'd like to speak et a public hearing. Rave your Ahard copy of the submission form can be printed from the website or collected from Council's Blenheim or Picton offices, or from Mariboroogh District Ubraries. All hard coples must be returned before close of business on Tuesday 10 May. Send your submission to: arnualelantimahoSushandar Hearings take place on 7,8 and 9 June. The Council will meet to consider submissions on 13 June and to adopt the Annual Plan 2022-23 on 30 June. A shout out for our road safety heroes Road Safety Week is just around the corner. From 9t0 15 May the annual awareness campaign, this year dubbed Road Safety Heroes', will celebrote the professionals who work to make our roads safer. Let driving distract you from your phone Bienheim's Seymour Square clock tower and memorial fountain wi even be in in yelow, the campaign's officiel colour, forthe week Council Road Safety Coordinotor Robyn Blackbum says road safety heroes include those who design safer roads and those who care for people after a crosh "They and mony others are our road safety heroes," she said. "Road Safety Week acknowledges the important role they all play Mariborough Roads NOC JV Network & Safety Manager Robyn Gardener says there are many unsung heroes working behind the scenes doing mainitenance work on the region's roads to keep journeys sate for everyone "They fox our roads as well as get coled out during the night to clear trees and slips, pick up animals off the road and do many other unglamorous road maintenance jobs that most of us don't think about," she said. "Road Safety Week is a greet opportunity for us to say thanks to them as they work through the day and night to make sure our roads are safe Mrs Blackburn says the week is also a chance to remind peopie that we can al play a part in making journeys safer. "We can all be a road safety hero," she said. This includes putting your phone out of reach when you are driving This past summer Mariborough Road Safety worked with Police across the Top of the South to remind drivers of this. "Police distributed a fier encouraging people to put down their mobile phone while driving. Mrs Blackbum said. The fier was wrapped around a beach bal, sunscreen and lip baim "Its purpose was to provide an opportunity for Police to talk with drivers about distraction risks. she said. Four of the five most common distracted driving activities can be done on a smartphone texting. talking, using a GPS or navigotion system and odjusting music "We use cel phones for everything and for long periods of time each day. However, a driver is distracted when they pay attention to ony activity that takes their focus away ftrom the primary task of diving. We need drivers to let the driving distract them from using their phone, Mrs Blackbum said. "This is just one of moany important steps towards futiling Waka Kotahi NZTA's high profile Road to Zero vision of zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads," she said. Put your phone out of reach when you are driving and give yourself a break Road Safety Week is coordinated annually by Brake, a road satety charity that works to prevent road death and injury. It is sponsored by Waka Kotahi and Beca. Suth MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT COUNCIL To find out more go ta www.oadsatetweek.og. Council's Harbours team - working to ensure our waterways are safe for everyone to enjoy. Contact the Harbourmaster's Office if you need advice or information about Mariborough's harbours. 03 520 7400 | HARBOURS aMARLBOROUGH.GOVT. NZ www.MARLBOROUGH.GOVT.NZ I 03 520 7400 I 15 SEYMOUR STREET, BLENHEIM, 7201 NEW ZEALAND