Current Consultations 2018

October 29, 2018

Representation Review for the 2019 Elections

Final Proposal

Council is required to undertake a representation review once every six years. The review is important for ensuring effective and fair representation of the District’s communities.

Having considered all of the submissions, the Council resolved to adopt its initial proposal as the Council’s final proposal, subject to the following amendment:

  • the boundaries for the Taihape Community Board be those for the proposed Northern Ward (rather than the boundaries of the current Taihape Ward).

The Council considers that this boundary change is appropriate for the following reason:

  • it is logical that the proposed Northern Ward boundaries are those for the Taihape Community Board as the Northern Ward is the basis for electing the Ward Councillors who would be part of the membership of the Taihape Community Board.

Final Proposal Summary Information

3 Wards Population Map


Residential Development 2018

Council is committed to incentivising residential development so that more houses are available in the District. This will provide benefits to the community by increasing the number of people using local services and to Council by providing a greater rating base.

The proposed option is a rates remission for:

  • New dwellings, either constructed or relocated into the District ($5,000).
  • New residential lots created via subdivision (minimum of three lots). The rates on the parent property will be charged for three years following the issue of the new titles until sold.

Submissions

Written submissions from the community are open until 12noon Monday 3 December 2018

Parties who make a written submission may also make an oral submission. Oral submissions are scheduled in the morning Thursday 13 December 2018 at the Council Chambers in Marton. You need to indicate on your submission form if you wish to speak to your submission.

Summary Information

Submission Form



Animal Control Bylaw 2018

Council is required to review its Animal Control Bylaw. The existing Bylaw has been considered and amended in conjunction with the Policy/Planning Committee. There are a number of changes:

  • Increasing clarity
  • Permit system for bees in urban areas
  • Fee for permits
  • Increase provision for written dispensation
  • Wider definition for nuisance
  • Setback for bee hives in rural areas

Submissions

Written submissions from the community are open until 12noon Monday 3 December 2018

Parties who make a written submission may also make an oral submission. Oral submissions are scheduled in the morning Thursday 13 December 2018 at the Council Chambers in Marton. You need to indicate on your submission form if you wish to speak to your submission.

Summary Information

Submission Form