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Community Update

5 Sep 2013, 8:00 AM

Annual Report 2012/13

Every year WDC are required to produce an Annual Report. WDC are currently working on the Annual Report for 2012/13 which will go through an audit process before being adopted by Council in October 2013.

The report tells the story of our performance over the last financial year from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013. It is an important way of informing our communities about how we are progressing in achieving our goals. It also highlights the areas we performed well in and the areas we need to improve on and how we plan on doing this.

Who will you vote for?

Meet the Council Candidates evenings.

TE KUITI: Waitomo Cultural and Arts Centre, 7.30pm, Monday 9 September 2013

WAITOMO: Discovery Centre, 7.30pm, Tuesday 10 September 2013

PIOPIO: Piopio Hall, 7.30pm, Wednesday 11 September 2013

MOKAU: Mokau Hall, 7.30pm, Wednesday 18 September 2013

TE ANGA: Te Anga Hall, 7.30pm, Monday 16 September 2013

BENNEYDALE: Benneydale Hall, 7.30pm, Thursday 19 September 2013

The purpose of these evenings is to provide an opportunity for Candidates to introduce themselves and their proposed policies to the public.

Candidates will be allocated three-five minutes speaking time followed by five minutes for questions from the public.  At the conclusion of all addresses, there will be an opportunity to meet with the Candidates in an informal way so that members of the public can ask further questions.

The evenings will be hosted by the Waitomo District Council and will be chaired by an Independent Chairperson. 

Waikato Building Consent Group

In an exciting move, WDC is joining the Waikato Building Consent Group.

The group, made up of Hamilton City Council and Waipa,Waikato, Matamata-Piako and Otorohanga District Councils, aims to deliver excellent and consistent building control services across most of the Waikato Region. The building industry works across territorial boundries and so it will make doing business easier for the industry if there are consistent policies, practices and procedures across most of the region.

By working collaboratively the group has a stronger voice when working with Central Government on legislative changes and ensures that building consent accreditation compliance is achieved when assessed by International Accreditation NZ (IANZ). It is anticipated that transition into the group will be completed by March 2014.