PUBLIC NOTICE - The Journey Ahead Consultation 21 April 2021 - 21 May 2021

20 Apr 2021, 2:34 PM

HAVE YOUR SAY ON OUR DRAFT 10-YEAR PLAN 2021- 31

THE JOURNEY AHEAD

Over the past 10 years, Waitomo District Council has invested heavily in its water supply, wastewater, stormwater and roading networks.  We have ensured we can deliver health and wellbeing outcomes for our communities, as well as comply with legislation.

We’ve also worked hard to invest in the District in a way which is affordable to ratepayers, while still ensuring we have a great place to live, work and play.

This focus will continue for the next 10 years.

We want to continue investing in core infrastructure and delivering on work programmes to address important priorities.

We would like to hear your views on these proposals, all outlined in our Consultation Document.

Consultation starts on Wednesday 21 April 2021 and closes at 5pm Friday 21 May 2021.

You can view/download the Consultation Document, supporting information and make a submission online by visiting waitomo.govt.nz/10YP

You can pick up a copy of our Consultation Document at the following locations:

  • PGG Wrightson, 58 Moa Street, Piopio
  • Mokau Museum and Gallery, 33 North Street, Mokau
  • Café Kai and Bar, 15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo
  • Benneydale Foodmarket Ltd, 34 Ellis Road, Maniaiti/Benneydale
  • Marokopa Transfer Station, Marokopa Road (approx. 400m east of village)
  • Waitomo District Council Main Office, 15 Queen Street, Te Kuiti
  • Waitomo District Library, 28 Taupiri Street, Te Kuiti
  • i-Site, 160 Rora Street, Te Kuiti

The Consultation Document does not include everything we are planning to do in the next 10 years. But all those details are still available. You can also access lots of supporting information which contains more details on the matters addressed in the Consultation Document.

If you would like to share your thoughts on our draft 10 Year Plan, please come to one of our drop in sessions or public meetings:

Te Kuiti – Drop in

Railway Building 3, Rora Street, Te Kuiti 

Friday 30 April

12pm - 2pm

Wednesday 5 May

5pm - 6:30pm

 

Piopio – Drop in

Fat Pigeon Café, Piopio.

Monday 17 May

2:30pm – 3:30pm

 

Mokau  – Drop in

Mokau Hall

Saturday 1 May

1pm - 3pm

 

Waitomo – Public meeting

Waitomo Museum

Wednesday 28 April

6pm – 7:30pm

 

Maniaiti/Benneydale  - Public meeting

Benneydale School

Monday 10 May

7pm

 

You can also phone 0800 932 4357 or visit our website for more information.

Hearings on our draft 10-Year Plan are scheduled for 27 and 28 May 2021. If you wish to present your submission in person, please make sure you tell us if you wish to be heard on your submission form.

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CONSULTATION ON THE PROPOSED FEES AND CHARGES

We are also seeking feedback on our proposed Fees and Charges for 2021/22.

Our Fees and Charges have been reviewed as part of the 2021-2031 10-Year Plan process. Council’s Revenue and Financing Policy provides information on various funding sources and the rationale for how we use each funding source.

Typically, where a service or activity benefits an individual customer (eg. a dog registration benefits an individual dog owner), Council will apply a fee to cover the cost of delivering that service.

The majority of the fees remain unchanged.  But some changes are proposed for the following activities:

  • Building Consent
  • Animal and Dog Control
  • Environmental Health and Alcohol Licensing
  • Community Services
  • Community Development
  • Corporate Services
  • Assets

Consultation starts on Wednesday 21 April 2021 and closes at 5pm Friday 21 May 2021.

You can view/download the Statement of Proposal and make a submission online by visiting waitomo.govt.nz/Consultation

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CONSULTATION ON REVIEW OF FINANCE POLICIES

We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to our Revenue and Financing Policy and our Rates Remission Policy. The majority of each policy has remained the same and we have summarised the proposed changes in our Statement of Proposal document. The key changes relate to:

  • The funding allocation across some of Council’s activities in the Revenue and Financing Policy
  • Amendments to the criteria in the Rates Remission Policy affecting:
    • Community organisations and clubs and societies
    • Financial hardship
    • Maori freehold land
    • Land affected by calamity

Consultation starts on Wednesday 21 April 2021 and closes at 5pm Friday 21 May 2021.

You can view/download the Statement of Proposal and make a submission online by visiting waitomo.govt.nz/Consultation

You can also phone 0800 932 4357 or visit our website for more information.

Hearings are scheduled for 27 and 28 May 2021. If you wish to present your submission in person, please make sure you tell us if you wish to be heard.