Council decided to adopt its preferred option of increasing the Anderson Park Art Gallery Trust Grant by $120,000 for the 2016/7 financial year to enable a move to the Central Business District and pay for staffing relating to the move. The Council will put the money into a reserve fund until further work is completed on the final location of the gallery. Council will require the move to be in line with the Southland Regional Development Strategy's recommendations and to be a long term solution that provides for the best use of rate payer funds.
Southland Regional Heritage Rate
Council decided to adopt Option 2 and increase the Southland Regional Heritage Rate by $5.00 in line with Southland District Council.