Digital Strategy

Council is consulting on its proposed Digital Strategy. The strategy sets a vision for Whanganui to keep pace with digital opportunities to empower and enrich our community. The purpose of this strategy is to drive digital innovation and opportunity within Whanganui in collaborat…

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Earthquake Prone Buildings – Priority Thoroughfares and Routes

Council is consulting on which roads, footpaths and thoroughfares within our District should be identified as priority areas. The purpose of this is to manage the risks our District faces in the event of an earthquake, by ensuring that we prioritise the strengthening of buildings…

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Proposed Signage Policy 2018

We are reviewing the rules for signs within public places and would like to know your views on possible changes to: require local election signs to comply with the same rules as national election signs; utilise existing national legislation to manage the content of signs; reduce …

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Parks, Open Spaces and Sport and Recreation Facilities Strategy

Whanganui District Council is currently developing strategies to inform how we deliver our district’s parks, open spaces and sport facilities to ensure all residents have access to quality indoor and outdoor places to live healthy and active lifestyles. We would like to hear from…

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Want to name a new street?

When a new street is created in the Whanganui District as part of a new development, the developer can submit up to three street names in order of preference to the Council. As part of our Road Naming and Number Policy 2018, we want your suggestions on potential street names whic…

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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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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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Easter Sunday Shop Trading – what’s your thoughts?

Council is seeking your feedback on whether to allow all businesses to open on Easter Sunday​. 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 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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