Welcoming Communities Standard for New Zealand

  Whanganui District Council is pleased to be one of six local government partners selected to be part of a Welcoming Communities New Zealand Pilot Programme (Welcoming Communities) led by Immigration New Zealand and the Office of Ethnic Communities. Whanganui’s Leading Edge…

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Proposed Traffic and Speed Bylaw 2017

The Council is currently consulting on its proposed Traffic and Speed Bylaw. The bylaw regulates speed limits, and makes sure Council roads are safe and efficient. Here are the changes we are proposing to make: Ranana township (from 100km/h to 50km/h) Whanganui River Road (from 1…

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Draft Active Transport Strategy

Council is currently seeking feedback on the draft Active Transport Strategy 2017, which establishes strategic direction for active transportation, such as walking and cycling, over the next 10 years. It addresses the need to improve connectivity and mobility in the district thro…

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Proposed Dangerous and Insanitary Building Policy 2017

The Whanganui District Council is currently consulting on its Proposed Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2017. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that buildings in the Whanganui district are safe, sanitary, and inoffensive. We are seeking feedback on the policy and a…

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Whanganui Smokefree Auahi Kore Policy

In support of the Government’s commitment for New Zealand to become smokefree by 2025, we are seeking feedback on the Proposed Smokefree Outdoor Areas Policy 2017 to help ensure we have healthy communities by reducing the prevalence of smoking. 2013 health figures indicate …

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Whanganui Urban Bus Consultation

The Whanganui urban bus services, managed by Horizons Regional Council,  are under going a review to ensure that these services meet the needs of the Whanganui public. Whether or not you use the service, please visit Urban Bus Consultation, complete the online form (5 mins max), …

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Whanganui District Council’s proposed 2017/18 Annual Plan

Whanganui District Council’s proposed 2017/18 Annual Plan is now open for community feedback. This year we are proposing six key changes from the 10-Year Plan 2015-2025, which are: To financially support the velodrome roofing A proposed pedestrian crossing on Taupo Quay Installin…

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Whanganui chosen for Census test

Whanganui has been selected as the only district in New Zealand to participate in a Census test this year, ahead of the official Census which will be held nation-wide in March 2018. We’ve been chosen by Statistics New Zealand because we are a big enough place to be representative…

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Draft Local Alcohol Policy

The Whanganui District Council is currently publicly consulting on a Draft Local Alcohol Policy that aims to reduce alcohol-related harm in the Whanganui District. The Draft Local Alcohol Policy proposes the following: a district-wide limit on the number of off-licensed premises …

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Your Business Friendly Council

Whanganui District Council has developed a draft Business Friendly Policy and would love local businesses to have a read through to see if we have covered everything which will assist businesses when interacting with the Council. The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that the r…

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