The draft plan has 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. A summary of the document will be delivered to Wanganui District households from April 9.
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).
Total fire ban partially lifted
The recent rain has eased the extremely dry conditions so from midnight on Monday, April 14, the total fire ban for the Wanganui District is partially lifted.
Permits are still required for some areas and activities so please check before lighting any fires.
You can find more information here... (PDF, 26KB).
Anzac hours 2014
Please click on this link for the hours observed by the Council during Anzac Day, Friday 25 April, 2014.
For urgent matters you can contact us any time on (06) 349 0001.
Wastewater treatment plant
We have made great progress on cleaning out the wastewater treatment ponds so we can start building the new treatment plant.
The work involves transferring and removing sludge, a process which causes odours at times in parts of the district.
We are nearing the end of the sludge removal process and are now bypassing the treatment plant to complete this work. Read more...
On 30 August 2013, the Council approved moving to detailed design and tender documentation for an upgraded wastewater treatment plant. More details are available here...
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.