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Author: Murray Ward

Enough is enough says Chair 24+ years of waiting for basic infrastructure

Our community is looking for the LTP to address our (1) lack of wastewater reticulation; (2) lack of safe drinking water reticulation; (3) lack of safe footpaths along SH25; and (4) inadequate stormwater management at or about the Tohetea Stream. It is beyond dispute that providing systems for wastewater, stormwater, drinking water, and safe footpaths is a core business for any local authority in New Zealand. TCDC acknowledged this in its 1999/2000 “Future Directions” paper. It invited community input by 31 January 2000. The paper stated (among other things) that TCDC saw its role...

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