20 March 2018
Consultation has opened for Whanganui District Council’s Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028.
All members of the community are invited to read the Long Term Plan Consultation Document and make a submission on areas they’re interested in.
Mayor Hamish McDouall says hearing from the public is critical to the success of the Council’s plan.
“Firstly we want the input of the community. We want to hear the wisdom and perspectives of the people this plan will affect.
“Secondly, we want people to be informed about the issues we’re considering and for them to feel as though they’re part of the future of Whanganui, not just bystanders in the process of growing this district.”
Mayor McDouall says Whanganui’s future is looking increasingly positive. “We have to be ready for growth,” he says, “And our Long Term Plan looks at how we will be prepared to accommodate new businesses and enough homes for our residents.
“If you have views on rates, Whanganui’s port, climate change or recycling or you want to make suggestions about Council amenities or services, it’s really important you get involved with this consultation.”
You can meet Councillors and discuss the plan at the following events:
Red Eye Café, 83A Guyton Street, Whanganui
Monday 26 March 3:00pm – 4:00pm
A World Café involves participation in small groups, with participants moving from table to table throughout the session. Feedback from each table is invited at the end of the process.
Via Whanganui District Council Facebook page
Wednesday 4 April 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Live chat with Councillors and Council staff via Facebook. Use the comments section on our Facebook page to ask questions and we’ll respond in real time.
Whanganui River Traders Market
Saturday 7 April 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Consultation Document and supporting information, as well as submission forms are available from the Council website at www.whanganui.govt.nz/long-term-plan You can also pick up a copy from Whanganui District Council at 101 Guyton Street or at the Davis Central City, Gonville Café and mobile libraries.
Submissions close at 5.00pm on Thursday, 19 April 2018.
Submission hearings will be held on Wednesday, 2 May and Thursday, 3 May 2018.