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Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Posted July 14, 2020
Council Matters , Podcasts

Thames Coromandel District Mayor Sandra Goudie spoke with Brian Gentil on Gold FM this morning.

Community Boards have been meeting over the last couple of weeks with Thames being the most recent, and they would like to see a change to the library funding. Mayor Sandra explained they would like to purchase more books so there’s discussion in moving other budgets to accommodate this.

Brian asked her about how the funding for the library books fit into the Annual Plan, with a lot of talk recently about Council budgets and rates.

The Mayor said Thames Coromandel Council will be looking for public feedback early next year. She would like people to get their thinking caps on about what kind of levels of service they expect, reminding listeners that infrastructure is not cheap and it all directly affects Thames Coromandel district rates.

Mayor Sandra and Brian talked about the cautious optimism on the economic front for the Coromandel.

Figures show that spending actually was up in May by 5.5 per cent compared to May last year, and Thames Coromandel is the only region in the country where this has happened.

There’s a $10 million contestable fund for events managed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Go the MBIE website for all the details and if event organisers need support with their applications, get in touch with the Council, give them a ring on 07 868 0200 or an email to

To listen to the full interview with Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie click on our podcast link …