Issue No. 63 - 17 August 2002
View Council publications on the web
The Publications area includes sections for plans, policies, projects, maps, research papers and forms. It also links to the Democracy area which includes publications such as Council meeting minutes and agendas for forthcoming meetings.
Plans: View the 10-Year Plan (2002-2012), Annual Plan (2002/03), Service Management Plan (2002-2012), Wanganui Proposed District Plan and Annual Report (2000/01).
Policies: A number of policy documents are available in this section, including the consolidated by-law which incorporates all of the Council's by-laws.
Projects: You can read about the wastewater project and view the latest version of the Stormwater Separation Guide.
Maps: Includes maps of Wanganui, Central Business District, Civil Defence sector posts, KiwiWalks suggested walking routes, and designated dog exercise areas.
Research: A range of research papers is available, including the Community Views Survey report, Census information about Wanganui District, economic profile, health needs analysis, tertiary education report and others.
LIMs: Before buying a property, obtain a Land Information Memorandum. A LIM will provide you with all the information held by the Council about any specific site within the Wanganui District. You can read more about it and access the LIM request form.
Forms: A number of Council forms are available. Some are online forms that can be emailed back; others need to be printed, filled out and returned.
Photo Gallery: The photo gallery features images of Wanganui and some of its attractions.
2002-2003 Rates - First Instalment
The processing and delivery of Wanganui District Council's 2002-2003 Rates Assessments First Instalment has been delayed by technical problems.
As the Council believes the ratepayers of Wanganui should be given at least three weeks notice before payment is due, the discount date and the penalty date for this first instalment are extended to Wednesday, 4 September 2002.
What's on in and around Wanganui
August 17: Brain Injury Association of NZ National
Conference and AGM
August 17: NPC Rugby - Wanganui vs Wairarapa
August 17: Rivercity Markets
August 17-18: Special Olympics Basketball
August 18: Shirley McDouall School of Dance Display
August 19: World Vision Projects
August 19-23: Lower North Island Secondary Schools
August 19-23: Kate Trolove Cup NZHF Secondary
School Girls' Tournament
More information about things to do in the Wanganui District is available from the Visitor Information Centre, 101 Guyton Street.
Community Liaison Officer (Museum)
Comments sought on Rural Fire Plan
Copies of the Wanganui District Council Rural Fire Management Plan are available for public comment at the Council's Customer Service Desk and the District Library Help Desk.
Submissions should be mailed to:
by 4.00pm on Friday, 20 September 2002.
Transfer of Aquatic Life
Section 26ZM Conservation Act 1987
Wanganui District Council notifies its intention to seek the consent of the Minister of Conservation to transfer and release grass carp Ctenopharyngodon idella from a fish farm near Warkworth into Lake Wiritoa.
A copy of the Environmental Impact Assessment report may be viewed during ordinary office hours at the Department of Conservation's Wanganui Office at 74 Ingestre Street, Wanganui.
Any person or persons may make a submission in writing to the Director-General of Conservation, c/- The Conservator, Department of Conservation, Private Bag 3016, Wanganui, no later than 28 days from the first publication of this notice.
Submissions should include a contact name and address and the grounds for support or objection to this application for consent.
This is the second publication of this notice.
Queens Park Path
The Wanganui District Council and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust have been working together to gain an authority under the Historic Places Act 1993 to complete a pathway to the Cenotaph on Queens Park.
As Queens Park was the site of the Rutland Stockade, it is a rare site of national significance and an excellent example of the archaeology of the history of New Zealand between 1847 and 1880s. The site has very high historical and community values to the people of Wanganui and also to Atihaunui a Paparangi as the site of the pa Pukenamu.
Through the efforts of the Trust and the Council, an authority has been granted that will enable an archaeological investigation to be undertaken and, once finalised, allow the path to be constructed to allow easier access to the Cenotaph.
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:
Wanganui District Councils' Forestry Joint Committee
Wanganui Rural Community Board
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.