Ratepayers to be hit hard

Monday 5 April 2004

Manawatu District Council will have to squeeze about $1.5 million out of its ratepayers to fund repairs to infrastructure damaged by the recent floods.

By The Landlord

Speaking at a meeting of the council's strategic planning and policy committee yesterday, MDC assets manager Richard Kirby estimated the cost of repairing roads and utilities would be $18.77 million.

Road and bridge repairs would account for $17.4 million of this, while $1.37 million would have to be spent on utilities like water and waste.

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