Current Consultations

The Council often seeks community comments about Council-related issues.

This may be as part of a formal Council consultation process or simply to get an informal indication of community feelings about a topic. Formal consultation topics are listed on this page. If you would like to provide feedback on other topics or issues, please use the general feedback form.

You can also have your say by using Viewpoint Whanganui, an online community hub where residents, visitors, and anyone who is passionate about Whanganui can have their say about issues important to our district.

Upcoming consultations

The Council is committed to engaging with the community, agencies and other key stakeholders in the development of our district's plans, policies strategies and bylaws. 

The following table sets out our upcoming consultation schedule and provides some background on each of the topics we intend to engage on over the next year. 

Please note that these timeframes are only approximate and that they may change. There may also be other items that the Council would like your feedback on and our consultation programme will be updated as necessary.

If you would like to stay up-to-date with these topics and other consultation opportunities you can email us to sign up.

We will release more information on each of these issues as the review and development process progresses. If you have any questions in the meantime please contact the Council's Policy and Governance Manager

Topic What’s this about? Approximate timeframe for engagement
Street Infrastructure Bylaw review Regulates and controls activities affecting streets within our district so that the public's health, safety and convenience are not compromised and public assets are maintained. Mid 2020
Parks and Open Spaces Strategy review Sets out a vision for Whanganui's parks and open spaces to ensure that we have the right provision in the right places for recreation, amenity, connectivity etc. Mid 2020
 Dog Control Policy and Bylaw The Dog Control Policy and Bylaw sets the Council’s policy and rules on dogs including the responsibility of dog owners, fees, education and dog access in public places.   Mid 2020
 Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw This bylaw regulates the control of animals (excluding dogs, which are covered in the Dog Control Bylaw 2015), poultry and bees to protect the public from nuisance, to maintain and promote public health and safety.   Early 2020
Plan Change 48 - Outstanding Natural Landscapes The Council has a responsibility under the Resource Management Act 1991 to recognise and protect significant natural areas within the District. TBC
Plan Change 53 - Springvale Structure Plan Proposes to rezone a large portion of land within the Springvale area between Fox Road and Titoki Street from Rural Lifestyle to Residential, with a few pockets of newly reserve zoned land. June 2019
Plan Change 54 - Industrial As part of the District Plan Review, the Industrial Zone provisions and rules need to be reviewed to determine if they are still fit for purpose or need to be altered. 2020
Plan Change 56 - Outer Castlecliff Proposes to rezone land at Castlecliff currently zoned Reserves and Open Space and Rural Lifestyle to Residential. The areas are north of Waitai Street (part of the Castlecliff Golf Course), north of Waitote Street, east of Karaka Street and part of Longbeach Drive to the top of the cul-de-sac. TBC
Plan Change 59 - Commercial As part of the District Paln Review, the Commercial Zone provisions and rules need to be reviewed to determine if they are still fit for purpose or need to be altered. 2020