Our 2014/15 Annual Plan will be available for public submissions from 7 April 2014 until 7 May 2014.
The draft plan will have financial projections for three years, rather than just the coming financial year, to show what we intend to do and how we will fund it. Taking a longer view will help with financial sustainability and long-range planning.
On March 4 we held a public meeting to tell the community about the key issues in the plan and the direction the Council is proposing to take. This gives the community some background to the draft plan and time to start considering the issues before the formal public consultation period starts on April 7. You can view the presentation made at the meeting here (PDF, 615KB).
An online submission form is available on this page. Please note the official consultation documents will not be available until shortly before the official consultation period opens on April 7. Submissions received before the consultation period starts will be considered as part of the formal consultation. Submissions close on 7 May 2014.
A further public meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Monday, March 17, at the Wanganui East Club. This meeting is specifically to discuss the Wakefield Street Bridge.
Restricted Fire Season
From midnight on Tuesday, February 25, a Restricted Fire Season is in force in the Wanganui District, due to the dry conditions.
This means permits are required before any open air fires can be lit. There are also restrictions around burning household rubbish, barbecues and hangi fires.
This page provides information about what's happening and the work we are doing to upgrade the plant, as well as minutes of Council meetings.
Sarjeant Gallery information released
Following a request under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act, Wanganui District Council has released information relating to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua redevelopment. In the interests of informing the wider community, a series of documents relating to the project are available on the Gallery website www.sarjeant.org.nz.
Would you prefer to receive your rates notice by email in future? You can apply to have your rates notice sent to you by email instead of by post and go into the draw for a $500 contribution toward your rates. Find out more on this page.
Information on some of the works planned for Wanganui District infrastructure, parks and facilities this month is available on this page.
Wanganui District Council is working through a process to identify potentially earthquake-prone buildings (EQPB) and notify the owners of those buildings about their responsibilities. Read more...
Following detailed assessments of our buildings, we have placed notices on Council-owned earthquake-prone buildings to advise the public of the EQPB assessment. Read more...
We are currently considering options for the affected buildings and discussing them with the occupants before the Council makes any decisions about potential interim measures or medium to long term solutions. It is important to note that the ratings apply to a very specific risk (earthquakes) and the buildings are not dangerous under normal conditions.