Have your say

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Have Yor Say - Kōrero Mai​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 reviewRegulates 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.  Late 2019
​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.​TBC
​Pensioner Housing Policy​Outlines the apporach to be taken in the management and allocation of Council Housing. The housing is available for older people with low to moderate financial means who are able to live independently.​August 2019
​Keeping of Animals, Poultry and Bees Bylaw​Regulates the control of animals (excluding dogs), poultry and bees to protect the public from nuisance, to maintain and promote public health and safety, and to protect the welfare of animals.​Late 2019
​Plan Change 48 - Outstanding Natural LandscapesThe Council has a responsibility under the Resource Management Act 1991 to recognise and protect significant natural areas within the District.​​TBC
​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 Plan 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



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