Issue No. 347 - 24 January 2008
Wastewater separation update

Wastewater separationPharazyn Street will be closed from January 23. Access for residents will still be available.

Work is continuing on Toi Street between Burns Street and Rutherford School and the road will remain closed.

Works began on January 22 at the junction of College and Grey Streets. The road will remain open to traffic.

Smithfield Road will be closed from No.23 Smithfield Road to Moore Avenue for approximately 10 weeks from Tuesday, January 22. Access for residents will still be available.

Temporary one-way restriction
Carlton Avenue – Heads Road to Koromiko Road

Wastewater Separation Project
(Contractor I D Loader Ltd)

Carlton AvenueCarlton Avenue between Heads Road and Koromiko Road will be subject to a one-way restriction from 7.00am Monday, 28 January 2008, until 7.00pm Friday, 22 February 2008, for the purpose of sewer drain construction.

Traffic travelling from Heads Road will be permitted to travel up Carlton Avenue.

Traffic will not be permitted to travel down Carlton Avenue between Koromiko Road and Heads Road.

A signposted detour will not be provided for traffic which is not permitted to travel through the restricted section.

Temporary road closure
Smithfield Road - No.23 Smithfield Road to Moore Avenue

Wanganui Wastewater Separation Project
(Contractor B Bullock & Co Ltd)

Smithfield RoadSmithfield Road between No. 23 Smithfield Road and Moore Avenue will be closed until 7.00pm Friday, 21 March 2008, for the purpose of constructing a new sanitary sewer drain.

This closure does not affect Smithfield Road from Carlton Avenue to No. 23 Smithfield Road.

Vehicle access to properties along the closed section will be available at all times.

A signposted detour will not be provided.

Notice of proposed temporary road closure to vehicular traffic
[Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965]

Te Runanga O Tupoho, for the purpose of Whanganuitanga Celebrations, proposes to close Taupo Quay from Bates Street to 1D Taupo Quay on Thursday, 28 February 2008, from 8.00am to 8.00pm.

During the closure, provision will be made for ordinary vehicular traffic which would otherwise use Taupo Quay.

Any person objecting to the proposed road closure should lodge notice of his/her objections and grounds thereof in writing before 31 January 2008 at the Wanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.

Tenders

Contract 1358:
Laying of 100mm water main in Gorran Avenue

Tenders are invited for the laying of approximately 260 metres of 100mm diameter and 210 metres of 63mm diameter water pipes and associated works in Gorran Avenue.

Tender documents can be obtained from the Wanganui District Council Customer Services Desk at 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui, phone (06) 349 0001.

Tenders close on Tuesday, 5 February 2008.

Contract No. 1331:
Seal Extension Whangaehu Valley Road and Morikau Road

Tenders are invited from suitably qualified contractors for 5.3km of seal extension in Whangaehu Valley Road and Morikau Road, Wanganui District. The work includes basecourse construction, two coat sealing and traffic control.

Tender documents may be obtained from the Customer Services Desk, Wanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui, between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday; phone (06) 349 0001, fax (06) 349 0000.

Tenders close with Secretary, Tenders Board, Wanganui District Council, PO Box 637, Wanganui at 4.00pm Tuesday, 29 January 2008, and are to be submitted in accordance with the Conditions of Tendering which includes the requirement that Tenders shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked on the outside with the Contract No. and Title and endorsed with the Tenderer's name and address.

Contract No. 1352:
2006 Storm Damage Repairs Retaining Walls

Tenders are invited from suitably qualified contractors for the construction of various types of retaining walls at 12 sites within the Wanganui District. The work involves the obtaining of traffic control, earthworks, timber pole wall construction, installation of Manta Ray anchors and pavement works.

Tender documents may be obtained from the Customer Services Desk, Wanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui, between 8.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday; phone (06) 349 0001, fax (06) 349 0000.

Tenders close with Secretary, Tenders Board, Wanganui District Council, PO Box 637, Wanganui at 4.00pm Tuesday, 29 January 2008, and are to be submitted in accordance with the Conditions of Tendering which includes the requirement that Tenders shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope marked on the outside with the Contract No. and Title and endorsed with the Tenderer's name and address.

Wakefield Chambers (53 Ridgway Street)

Due to major refurbishment in the plant room, the lift will be out of action until 28 February 2008.

Restricted Fire Season

Pursuant to the Forest and Rural Fire Acts 1977 Section 22, and the District Council Bylaws, notice is hereby given that the lighting of fires in the open air in Wanganui District is restricted from midnight Friday, 7 December 2007. All fires in the open are required to have a permit.

The restriction applies to all the land administered by the Wanganui District Council as a Fire Authority.

And further that this restriction remains in force until further notice.

Exceptions: the following activities are permitted:
Barbecues lit in properly constructed containers and solid or gas fuelled.
Hangi fires lit a minimum of 3 metres from any combustible structures or vegetation.

Provided:
That no such fires shall be lit when strong or gusty winds are prevailing.

In all cases a person lighting a fire within the bounds of these exceptions shall remain in attendance at the fire until it is fully extinguished.

It shall be no legal defence against claims for damage caused by any fire, that such fire was of the type, or lit at the time, permitted by this notice.

Rural fire permits will be issued on Thursdays and Fridays.

One week's advance notice is required for small fires (less than 2 hectares) and 3 weeks' advance notice for larger burns (equal to or greater than 2 hectares). This will allow for inspection/s and the preparation of a burn plan for larger fires.

All enquiries to Fire and Rescue Services, phone (06) 348 0103.

Kevin Smith
Principal Rural Fire Officer
Wanganui District

Wanganui District Plan

Summary of submissions available and call for further submissions to
Private Plan Change 10 - Subdivision and Development Standards

Public notice is hereby given in accordance with clause 7 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991 (The Act) that the Wanganui District Council has prepared a summary of submissions made to:

Proposed Plan Change 10: Subdivision and Development Standards

Proposed Plan Change 10 proposes to incorporate NZS4404:2004 Land Development and Subdivision Engineering and the Wanganui District Council Land Development and Subdivision Engineering Supplement to NZS4404 (April 2007) into the District Plan as an assessment criteria and matter over which Council has control when assessing resource consents applications for subdivisions.

Copies of all the submissions received and a summary of the decisions requested by submitters to the proposed Plan Change are available for public inspection, during normal working hours, at the Customer Service Desk at the Wanganui District Council, 101 Guyton Street, and at the District Library, Queens Park, Wanganui.

The Wanganui District Council now invites further written submissions in support of, or in opposition to, those submissions already made.

Further submissions may only be in support of, or in opposition to, submissions already made to the proposed Plan Change 10. Further submissions must be in writing, and be in the prescribed form, which is available from the Wanganui District Council, and addressed to:

Wanganui District Council
PO Box 637
Wanganui

or faxed to: (06) 349 0523

The last day for further submissions in support of, or opposition to, those submissions already made is 4.00pm Friday, 25 January 2008.

Note:
You must send a copy of your further submission to the person or organisation whose submission you are supporting or opposing, within five working days of sending your submission to the Wanganui District Council.

Following the close of further submissions, if required, the Wanganui District Council will then hold a Hearing of the submissions. All persons who make a submission or further submission and who requested to be heard will be advised of the date, time and place of the Hearing. The Council(s) will then make decisions on the submissions and further submissions. Any submitter or further submitter may refer the decision on their submission to the Environment Court.

If you have any queries or require further information please contact Shane McGhie at the District Council, phone 349 0001 extension 8069.

Rates rebates
1 July 2007 – 30 June 2008

The income threshold for rates rebate is now $20,000 and the maximum allowable rebate is $500.

Eligibility for a rates rebate is determined by:

  • the ratepayer's income for the previous tax year (year ended 31 March 2007)
  • the amount of rates (both Wanganui District Council & Horizons Regional Council)
  • the number of dependents.

To assist you with your application, please bring in the following:

  • evidence of all gross income for the tax year ended 31 March 2007 (this includes income from interest)
  • your Wanganui District Council rates assessment for 2007/08
  • your Horizons Regional Council rates assessment for 2007/08

Ratepayers need to apply to the Wanganui District Council for a rates rebate. Those who are eligible will then either have their rates reduced by the amount of the rebate, or receive a refund if the rates have been paid in full for the year. The Department of Internal Affairs reimburses the Council from Crown funds.

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