Poll backs bus funding

Last updated 12:58 26/03/2014
Opinion poll

Should Tasman District Council contribute to the running costs of a bus service that runs through Richmond?

Yes - It should support a service that benefits its region

No - Nelson City Council should pay for its own projects

Dont' know/don't care

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An online poll by the Nelson Mail has found strong support for the Tasman District Council to support the Nelson City Council-run Nbus service.

Last week the Nelson Mail reported that the Tasman council was contributing only $10,000 to Nelson's Nbus Late Late Bus service, despite Nbus serving both communities.

Of the 1065 people who responded, 76.4 per cent said the Tasman council should support a service that benefited its area, while 20.6 per cent said the Nelson council should pay for its own projects, and 3 per cent did not know or care about the issue.

The bus service cost $535,000 to run during the 2013-14 financial year. About $224,000 comes from Nelson's car parking revenue, $151,000 from its general rates, and $151,000 from the NZ Transport Agency, with $10,000 coming from the Tasman council.

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Which of the two options for the proposed Rocks Rd upgrade do you prefer?

Option one

Option two

Neither - plans should be put on hold until a decision is made on the Southern Link

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