Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, recently side an order expanding the Netanya's planning area, thereby adapting it to the city's new area of jurisdiction. The decision now makes it possible for Netanya Municipality to promote planning processes for the areas recently added to the city.
Recall that Mayor Miriam Fierberg-Ikar argued for divisional justice with the councils bordering on Netanya, with a fair distribution of revenues between Netanya and the regional councils around it: Lev Hasharon, Emek Hefer and Hof Hasharon. At the end of the dispute, which lasted over ten years, thousands of dunams were transferred to Netanya, as follows:
An area that includes Blue Bay Hotel was transferred from the Emek Hefer Regional Council, an area designated for a college, government offices, event halls, conference center and country club.
Areas including a residential area, cemetery and employment area shared by Netanya and Lev Hasharon were transferred to Netanya, and Hof Hasharon Regional Council transferred areas that completed the Netanya-Lev Hasharon employment area.
Also transferred to Netanya is an area, the northern end of which is currently an employment area - Grand Netter, and the southern end is area designated in the Hof Hasharon Master Plan for Employment.
A strip of sea water was also transferred to Netanya's jurisdiction, which will make it possible to promote the plan for building wavebreakers and expanding the beach, in order to protect the cliffs that are at risk of collapsing.