Divert money for tourism to wastewater upgrade
Re: Pandemic could delay rates rise, March 19 story.
Perhaps GDC on behalf of the ratepayers of Tairawhiti could make out an application for funding to Trust Tairawhiti (who offer funding for community assets and projects of significance).
In my opinion the wastewater treatment plant upgrade is an ongoing project of significance for all in the Gisborne district. Would it not make sense for the trust to pay towards the plant upgrade and ease the burden off the ratepayers of Gisborne?
I am pretty sure there will not be any funding required for tourist ventures in the next 12 to 18 months, so is it worth spending any more money on beautifying the city for tourists? That seems such a waste of money when we have vital infrastructure to take care of.