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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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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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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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​. 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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