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.
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
|Representation Review||Under the Local Electoral Act local authorities must review their electoral arrangements at least every six years. The Council is due to do this in 2018 for the 2019 election. ||Consultation will start in May 2018 – confirmation of Whanganui's proposal must be finalised by the Local Government Commission by April 2019.|
|Economic Development Strategy review||Sets a vision for the district to become more prosperous through activities that will help us to 'retain, grow and attract' residents, businesses and visitors. ||June 2018|
|Arts and Culture Strategy||Pulls together arts and cultural elements to enhance and celebrate Whanganui's creativity in line with the Leading Edge Strategy.||June 2018|
|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.||August 2018|
|Signage Bylaw review||Sets out how signs can be displayed in the district – making sure that these can be used for promotion while not posing a hazard or danger to the public. ||September – October 2018|
|Water Supply Bylaw review||Applies to the Council's sale and supply of water.||End of 2018 – early 2019|
|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. ||End of 2018 – early 2019|
|Earthquake Prone Buildings consultation||Based on central government legislation in relation to priority areas.||February 2019|
|Cemeteries Bylaw review||Manages the Council's cemeteries and crematoria by allowing certain activities and conduct to take place within them.||Mid 2019|