Representation Review

We are undertaking a review of our district’s representation arrangements for the 2019 local government elections. As part of this review we have released an initial proposal detailing the arrangements we think will provide the most effective representation for our communities. C…

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Proposed Road Naming and Numbering Policy 2018

The Council is consulting on the Proposed Road Naming and Numbering Policy 2018 and we want to ensure the community is involved in the decision-making process. The naming of public roads and the allocation of property addresses is the responsibility of Local Authorities as assign…

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Signage in public places

We are currently reviewing how signage rules for public places are currently working and are seeking your feedback. Whanganui District Council manages certain types of signs including temporary event, community, real estate, trailer and footpath signs through its Signage Bylaw. T…

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Quick poll: Should Council develop a Sugar-sweetened Beverages Policy?

Last year at a meeting of council delegates from across New Zealand, 61% of delegates supported councils investigating the implications of having an SSB policy. The meeting reported that councils were well positioned to influence the health behaviour of staff, elected representat…

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​​​​​What do you think​​​ about Whanganui District Council’s Long Term Plan for 2018–2028?

Public consultation on the Long Term Plan closed Thursday, 19 April 2018. Thank-you everyone for your valuable feedback The Whanganui District Councillors have been working on a Long Term Plan for the next decade and they want your feedback and ideas. A Consultation Document has …

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Quick Poll- How safe do you feel as a cyclist?

Annual Cyclist Perception safety survey 2017/18 The Active Transport Strategy, which aims to improve connectivity and mobility in our district and prioritise active transport modes such as walking and cycling, was adopted by the Council on 18 July 2017. A focus of this strategy i…

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Economic Development Strategy

Council has kicked-off a review of its Economic Development Strategy and we would like your input before we begin working on a draft document. We have compiled a survey that asks for your views on the key components of a revised strategy – from what you think our guiding principl…

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Whanganui Welcoming Communities

Whanganui has been selected as one of only five regions to pilot Welcoming Communities – a programme to make newcomers to our district feel welcome. As part of this programme, the Council is working toward a Welcoming Communities Plan for our community and we need your voic…

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Proposed Development Contributions Policy

Whanganui District Council welcomes submissions during the public consultation of its Proposed Development Contributions Policy. Whanganui District Council anticipates urban expansion and growth within the Springvale Urban and the Otamatea West areas of Whanganui and new developm…

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Proposed Trade Wastes Bylaw

Submissions are invited on Whanganui District Council’s Proposed Trade Waste Bylaw 2018.​ With a new Wastewater Treatment Plant currently being built, Whanganui District Council needs to have a fair and effective system of control over trade waste entering the system to ens…

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