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
Arts and Culture Strategic PlanPulls together arts and cultural elements to enhance and celebrate Whanganui's creativity in line with the Leading Edge Strategy.January 2019
Parks and Open Spaces Strategy reviewSets 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 
​Digital Strategy​To set out how the District will respond to current and future digital innovation opportunities.​February 2019
Water Supply Bylaw reviewApplies to the Council's sale and supply of water.Early 2019
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.  Early 2019
Earthquake Prone Buildings consultationBased on central government legislation in relation to priority areas.May-June 2019

Camera Policy


Designed to outline the approach Council will take in regards to CCTV, Councils internal cameras and Council staff wearing body worn cameras. Council wants recording cameras to be used in a safe and responsible way that complies with the law.
​Sport and Recreational Facilities Strategy​The Whanganui Sport and Recreation Strategy 2018-2028 provides a framework for the enhancement and enablement of sport and recreation facilities within our district.  It aims to create synergies between Council's funding capability and sport and recreation facility priorities, to enhance sport and recreation in the district.​Early 2019



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