"The city needs to find money for its $1.3 billion share of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving projects but asking ratepayers for so much more or cutting back on other vital infrastructure projects is not acceptable," says Chief Executive John Milford.
We also support the mechanism to achieve emissions reductions targets by placing a price on carbon so that emissions decline most cost-effectively. A well-designed emissions trading scheme ('ETS') will accomplish these objectives.
The site of the collapsed tunnel - beneath Willis and Dixon Streets - has now been made safe, with Wellington Water investigating the blockage.
People are urged to remain out of the harbour between the Port and Point Jerningham, as well as avoiding any waterfront splash zones.
The NZTBC would also like to congratulate Taiwan on hold free and fair elections, and the Taiwanese people for exercising their democratic rights with such a strong voter turnout on the day.
Formal public engagement will take place early next year.
The Chamber’s submission says the Golden Mile is a very important route within a major network of roading, so any changes must ensure it is seen as part of the bigger picture.
Overall, we support the proposals in the discussion document. The focus from the government on improving compliance and making further enhancements to the ability for enforcement agents to crack down on migrant exploitation are welcomed.
Current employment data reported by the Commission for Financial Capability ('CFFC') shows that 23.7% of New Zealand's over-65 population is already in the workforce.
This submission covers only the main points of relevance to the broader business community. Our primary concern is with initiatives that will increase the cost of capital to businesses, and maintaining the integrity of New Zealand’s financial system.
Kei te rangatira, tēnā koe,
Business Central and Wellington Chamber of Commerce (The Chamber) writes to express our support for BusinessNZ’s submission on Inland Revenue Department’s discussion document entitled “Options for Taxing the Digital Economy”.