scoop.co.nz 24 Mar, 2021 06:30 am

ORC Adopts Draft Long-term Plan 2021-31 For Consultation

ORC Adopts Draft Long-term Plan 2021-31 For Consultation
The consultation period will run from 9 April to 9 May, including information and submission forms online and a consultation document distributed to mailboxes region wide. The Otago Regional Council (ORC) has today adopted its Draft Long-term Plan ...

” The LTP proposes a total rates increase for Otago of 47.2% general rates increase ($80 per household on average) and a 29.3% targeted rates increase.“We recognise the proposed rates increase is a big step up from where Otago rates have been in the past.

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