WCC is looking at whether to impose an entry charge for overseas visitors to facilities such as the Cable Car Museum, City Gallery, Capital E! and the Plimmer’s Ark conservation project on Queens Wharf.
I’m certainly in favour of user pays for overseas visitors, so long as the costs of collection were not too high. I also support Charles Finny:
“We think that having nine councils for a population of 450,000 people is absurd.”
If an amalgamation happened, funding problems would “just go away”.
Indeed Wellington does not need four city councils and five district councils.