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Council Services during Level 3

Some services to resume under Level 3

April 27, 2020


Under Level 3 some of our services can resume, with staff operating safely as outlined in the government criteria for Alert Level 3. Here is an update on services:

Council Offices

All offices remain closed to the public.

Building Services

At Alert Level 3, most building and construction sector business can go back to work. For a quick overview of how to prepare to get back on site go to the government's building industry website: www.building.govt.nz/covid-19/get-prepared-for-working-at-alert-level-3

Our Council’s Building unit will restart site inspections under Alert Level 3. Our Building Inspectors will respect and follow all individual construction site health and safety policies and procedures that are in place. They will also have their own procedures and guidance documents which include social distancing and hygiene measures.

The Building team will be available for enquiries between 10am – 2pm each day, to book an inspection or talk to one of our Building Team please ring 06 3270099; 0800 422 522 or email info@rangitikei.govt.nz. At all other times the Team will be undertaking inspections or processing applications.

Resource Consents

To request a Resource Consent or ask any questions relating to a consent please ring 06 3270099; 0800 422 522 or email info@rangitikei.govt.nz.

LIMS

To request a LIM please ring 06 3270099; 0800 422 522 or email info@rangitikei.govt.nz.

Waste Transfer Stations (WTS)

Most Transfer Stations will resume normal operations under their normal hours. Under Alert Level 3 facilities are not able to carry out sorting of recyclables, so all recycling will remain mixed and go to landfill, so if possible please continue to stockpile clean recycling. There will be limitations on the number of vehicles allowed at each site to allow for social distancing protocols, so queues may be long to access the sites. Details on each Transfer Station are:

Marton WTS

Will resume normal operating hours from 7.30am, Tuesday 28th April. Account holder & EFTPOS transactions ONLY (no credit cards). There will be no cash handling. Only one to two vehicles will be allowed on site at a time, to allow for social distancing protocols. Plastics, cardboard/paper & cans recycling will remain closed (sorting is not allowed under level3) but glass recycling will be available.

Taihape WTS

Will resume normal operating hours from 7.30am, Friday, 1 May. Account holder & EFTPOS transactions ONLY (no credit cards). There will be no cash handling.Only one to two vehicles will be allowed on site at a time, to allow for social distancing protocols. Plastics, cardboard/paper & cans recycling will remain closed (sorting is not allowed under level3) but glass recycling will be available.

Bulls WTS

Will resume normal operating hours from 8.00am, Wednesday 29th April. Account holder & EFTPOS transactions ONLY (no credit cards). There will be no cash handling. Only one to two vehicles will be allowed on site at a time, to allow for social distancing protocols. Plastics, cardboard/paper & cans recycling will remain closed (sorting is not allowed under level3) but glass recycling will be available.

Ratana & Hunterville WTS

Will remain closed until such time as the COVID-19 levels have dropped to allow for cash handling. The current process in place will remain for these sites.

Message for lawn mowing contractors

Most contractors will have accounts with the Waste Transfer Stations, so will not require any contact. It is suggested you ring your local site operator to arrange the best time to unload your greenwaste, as the queues may be long.

Parks and Reserves

From Tuesday, 28th April staff will resume maintenance work in parks, gardens, sports fields, cemeteries and CBD hard surface and garden areas. Park and CBD litter collections will continue.

Parks will be open to walk through but playgrounds remain closed.

Libraries and Information Centres

All Libraries and Information Centres remain closed.

Cemeteries

Will remain open with updated protocols for burials and services.

Roading

Previously under Alert Level 4 we continued essential maintenance and management to ensure the efficient and safe movement of goods and to support lifeline functions. Now with the move into Alert Level 3 on Tuesday, you'll likely see an increase in maintenance work, with staff still maintaining strict health and safety protocols for the protection of workers and road users.

When driving through worksites please continue to be patient and respectful and look out for the worksite contractor’s safety and wellbeing. These people are stepping outside of their bubbles to do vital work to keep us safe.

You'll also see work on capital projects that stopped during Alert Level 4 start again. During Alert Level 3, work on capital projects that were stopped under Alert Level 4 can re-commence. Some activity onsite can start straight away; however, it'll take some time for sites and projects to be fully operational. Travel restrictions between the regions may also impact some projects due to a limited workforce.

With New Zealand moving out of COVID-19 Alert Level 4 and into Alert Level 3, you’re also likely to see an increase in activity on the roads. However, the message to the public remains the same – please avoid any non-essential travel, keep all travel local, obey the road rules, and always drive to the conditions.

Please contact our Customer Service team for all enquiries.
P: 0800 422 522 (24 hrs) E: info@rangitikei.govt.nz

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