Our draft Annual Plan 2013/14 is now out for public consultation. We value the community’s input and want to know what you think.
You can obtain a submission form and a copy of the draft Annual Plan online (www.wanganui.govt.nz), from the Customer Services Desk, Municipal Office Building, 101 Guyton Street or from the District Library (Queens Park) and Gonville Cafe Library (46 Abbott Street). A summary of the draft Annual Plan will also be sent to all households in the district. The submission period closes at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 8 May 2013.
It’s now a year since the District Plan Online went live on the Council’s website and it’s time to find out how it has been for you.
The District Plan Online at http://dp.wanganui.govt.nz/ is the Council’s interactive, web-based District Plan which integrates both the text and mapping parts of the plan. As part of the District Plan review process currently underway we need to find out about users’ experiences of using the District Plan in an electronic format. To help us to understand how the District Plan Online is being used we need you to complete a quick survey by clicking on this link: http://www.wanganui.govt.nz/shaping/HaveSay.asp
Your response will help us to develop and improve the plan and enhance the way it is used in the future.
Wanganui District Council’s Youth Committee has developed its first draft 10-year strategic plan. The plan outlines its vision for a ‘vibrant, thriving, empowering community, where young people love to be,’ and the Youth Committee want to hear what you think.
Click here to read Dub.Dee.See Connect-Hononga 2022 and then have your say. Submissions should be received no later than 16 April 2012.
Residents of Wanganui are being asked for their thoughts on the next stage of flood protection for our community. The Kowhai Park / Anzac Parade and Putiki areas are next in line for flood protection. This will involve new stopbanks at Putiki as well as through Kowhai Park and the arboretum area between Young Street and Georgetti Road. More information can be found here. In addition, a public meeting will be held at 7.00pm on Thursday, 26 January 2012 at Wanganui Girls’ College hall. You can find out more about the meeting here and details on how to have your say here.
It’s great to see people out and about enjoying the wide range of reserves and public spaces but there are some activities currently happening which are not permitted in these areas.
Amongst these prohibited activities is the use of motorcycles, other than on dedicated roadways through parks and reserves, such as the driveway around Bason Botanic Gardens or the roadway to parking spaces at Wembley Park.
The use of motorcycles in grassed areas, and in particular over sports fields, can cause considerable damage to the surface, as well as noise which can be a nuisance to other users.
Council is keen to ensure that we deliver services for the whole community. We would like to hear your suggestions and ideas about areas where the use of motorcycles in an off-road setting could be considered.
Council has kicked off the 10-Year Plan review process for the 2012-2022 period and as part of this we are thinking about the level of service we deliver to the community. Council wants to deliver the right level of service at the right cost – this means that we want to provide those things that the community wants and needs while also being mindful of the community’s ability to pay. This will involve being clear about what these needs and wants are, assessing the cost and value of these services and service standards and then making any trade-offs as needed. We have opened this forum for you to tell us what you like and don’t like about our current services and facilities. This is your opportunity to tell us what you would like to see change and what you would like to see remain the same. Just leave a reply below.
We have also developed a survey to gauge how happy you are with the current level of service for individual activities. We want to know if we are doing the right things as well as doing things right. For each activity we would like to know if we should provide the same level of service, a lower level of service or a higher level of service. This will tell us if we are on the right track and focusing on the right things.