The Wairoa District Council is located on Queen Street, Wairoa, next to Coronation Square
Monday - Friday: 9am to 4:30pm
(Except public holidays and unless otherwise notified.)
Wairoa District Council regularly seeks public opinion on a variety of issues, plans, bylaws and policies.
The primary purpose of consultation is to enable the council and the community to communicate on decisions and issues of concern - it is a two way process of exchanging information. Methods of consultation might include a call for submissions, public meetings, or hearings.
The Local Government Act sets out certain consultation principles and a special consultative procedure that local authorities must follow when making certain decisions. Wairoa District Council places a high value on quality consultation and often goes beyond legal requirements, particularly with matters concerning tangata whenua.
Right now, WDC is seeking your opinion on:
JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE MAYOR AND THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kia ora and welcome to the Wairoa District Council Draft Annual Plan for 2013/14. This is year 2 of our current 10 year plan.
The future of Local Government in Wairoa is far from certain as the Local Government Commission works through the various options proposed.
The results of this deliberation will be known in October and after submissions and fine tuning a final proposal will emerge in early 2014. If ten percent of any of the Local Authorities voters so demand, a poll will be held.
The Better Local Government programme that Government is implementing also has significant potential impact on the Council's current structure.
For example a report to Government from the Infrastructure Expert Advisory Group recommends the delivery of Water and Roading on a regional basis.
The budgetary requirements for this year are overall slightly higher than last year (0.65%) on a year on year "business as usual" basis.
The exceptions are three Capital Projects, the first payments for which are required during this year.
Mahia Beach Community Waste Water SchemeOpoutama Community Waste Water SchemeMahanga Water Upgrade Proposal
Ratepayers affected by these projects will have been informed of the likely impacts on rating and the available funding options.
All ratepayers will receive letters showing the indicative rating for their property based on this Draft Plan.
New valuations dated August 2012 will be used to determine the valuations upon which your rates are based.
The highlights section of the plan shows that Council is continuing to improve the infrastructure of the District while seeking new and innovative ways of reducing costs.
To find out more about the Draft Annual Plan 2013-2014 you can contact the Wairoa District Council on (06) 838 7309.
The Annual Plan is published in the Adobe Reader format. You will need to install the Adobe Reader program on your computer in order to read the Plan. If you do not already have the Adobe Reader installed you can download it from the Adobe website.
The primary purpose of this information pack is to make residents of Mahanga aware of legislative requirements to upgrade the Water Supply to meet the Drinking Water Standards of New Zealand in order to comply with the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2007.
In addition to raisingawareness of the requirement this information pack sets out the main options available to the community and the Council with respect to how the supply might be managed into the future.
To read the information pack please click here
Te read the application click on the following links below: