Issue No. 60 - 27 July 2002
Find out more about the Council via our web site
This site provides a range of information about the Council and its services.
The Council section focuses on information about the organisation plus links to other areas of the site.
Management: Details of the Council's management team structure, individual responsibilities and contact details are listed under the Management link.
FAQs: Frequently asked questions and answers to them are divided into categories. If your question is not listed, you can fill in the form on the FAQ page and request a response.
Vacancies: Information about current vacancies within the Council and its business units.
Bequests: Wanganui has a strong tradition of supporting its cultural and recreational heritage through bequests from generous benefactors. Details about how bequests can support Wanganui's facilities, how to make a bequest and information about bequests already made are available via the Bequests link.
Coat of Arms: The Council often receives requests for information about the Wanganui Coat of Arms. This link provides an explanation of the Coat of Arms and its symbols.
Sister Cities: Wanganui has Sister Cities in Japan, Australia and the United States. Find out more via the Sister Cities link.
The Council page also includes links to the Publications and Services sections of the site. More details on these sections will be included in future issues of Community Link.
Submissions invited on emergency plan
We're seeking community comments on the Draft Civil Defence Emergency Management Group (CDEMG) Plan.
The plan has been developed by eight local authorities (including Wanganui District Council), Police, Fire, Ambulance and District Health Boards in the Wanganui-Manawatu region. They have been working together to provide a more efficient and co-ordinated response to emergencies. However, the onus remains on local residents to be prepared to look after themselves, in the first instance, in an emergency.
Under new Civil Defence and Emergency Management legislation which has yet to be enacted, CDEMG plans will be required throughout New Zealand. This is the first plan to be developed and emphasises being prepared for emergencies rather than just responding to them after they have occurred.
The agencies are seeking community input about the plan and invite submissions. You can view the plan at the Council's Customer Services Desk, the District Library or on the Regional Council's web site.
Submissions, which close on 9 August 2002, should be sent to horizons.mw, Private Bag 11025, Palmerston North.
What's on in and around Wanganui
July 27: Rivercity Markets
July 28: Netball - McDonalds Primary Tournament
Throughout July and August:
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the Visitor Information Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Senior Water Operator, Wanganui Water Services
Finance and Administration Officer, Environmental Services
Parking Officer, Environmental Services
Student Team Member, Circulation Services, District Library
Animal Control Officers (Part Time), Environmental Services
The southern entrance to Virginia Lake has undergone a facelift. The Oamaru stone fence is now completed, as is the paving. The gates have been installed and you will also see some new plantings.
The Virginia Lake Trust is now raising money for stage two of the redevelopment of this area which is expected to cost approximately $18,000. Stage two will include the widening of the steps down to the lake edge, increasing the paved area by the lake edge and the installation of picnic tables.
Donations are invited and can be forwarded to:
Emergency Management and Civil Defence
Works and Transport (1pm)
Finance and Administration
Council (Council Chamber)
Unless otherwise noted, the meetings will commence at 2.00pm in Committee Room 2, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui.
Agendas are available at the Customer Services Desk, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street, Wanganui and the Wanganui District Library two working days prior to the meeting.
The Council welcomes members of the public to attend its meetings.
The Harbour Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, 29 July 2002 is cancelled as there is no business to transact.