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 Property Portfolio Investment Plan

Council has drafted a plan for managing property investment and divestment opportunities to ensure Council decisions and the financial returns from its investment portfolio benefit the whole community and future generations. Key components of this proposed plan Council is seeking…

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I Heart Customer Experience

Hi there Viewpoint patrons. My name is Iain Brown and I am the Regulatory and Customer Services Manager at the Whanganui District Council. One of the things that I am passionate about is the customer experience people have when they interact with an organisation such as ours. Bec…

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A Safer Whanganui

Safer Whanganui is creating a strategic plan to provide a blueprint to increasing safety over the next 10 years. We want your ideas about how we can make Whanganui District safer. Safer Whanganui is a coalition of agencies and groups, led by the Council, working together to promo…

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Proposed Significance and Engagement Policy

The Council is consulting on the Significance and Engagement Policy and wants the community involved in the decision-making process. The proposed Significance and Engagement Policy outlines how Council will engage with the community based on the significance or importance of an i…

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Easter Sunday Shop Trading – what’s your thoughts?

Council is seeking your feedback on whether to allow all businesses to open on Easter Sunday‚Äč. The Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (the Act) provides for restricted trading days on Anzac Day morning, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. The Act allows shops such as dairies, …

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Proposed Parking Management Plan and Parking Bylaw 2017

Whanganui District Council is currently publicly consulting on its Proposed Parking Management Plan and Parking Bylaw 2017. The Council is proposing to retain parking rules controlling parking vehicles on a roadway and for display or sale, carrying out major repairs of vehicles o…

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Proposed Gambling Venues Policy

Whanganui District Council is currently consulting on its Proposed Gambling Venues Policy. The Gambling Venues Policy aims to control the growth of gambling and minimise harm caused by gambling. We want to ensure the community is involved in decisions about the provision of gambl…

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Significance and Engagement Policy

The Whanganui District Council is in the process of reviewing our Significance and Engagement Policy and wants you to share your thoughts. You can think of the Significance and Engagement Policy as the playbook for how the Council engages with our community based on the significa…

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