Closed consultation

Below you can find the outcomes of recently closed consultation with our community.

150 individual submissions were received on the St John Proposal to Lease Part of Awamoa Park(PDF, 566KB)  for a new purpose built ambulance base. (including one submission with an additional 25 signatures attached to it). Of the individual submissions, 59% of the community were in support of the proposal, 37% against and 5% maybe. The 25 signatures were all opposed to the proposal.

10 oral submitters presented at the Council hearing on 13 April 2021. Deliberations took place on 19 April 2021 when Waitaki District Council voted against leasing a portion of Awamoa Park to St John for a new ambulance base. The council voted to assist St John in finding another location for its facility.

 

After a period of public engagement, we used the feedback you gave us to make a draft plan for the Oamaru Harbour area. In August 2020 we ran a round of public engagement and asked you what you thought of the draft Oamaru Harbour Plan. This feedback was collated and presented to Council and the Harbour Area Committee. Read more about the project background and engagement process here.

The submissions were used to inform changes to the draft plan and help shape the final version of the Oamaru Harbour Plan which was published in February 2021. Read the Oamaru Harbour Plan in the link below:

Oamaru Harbour Plan 2020 and Beyond(PDF, 11MB)

 

The Long Term Plan 2021-2031 consultation closed at 12 noon 21 May 2021.

All councils must prepare a long term plan every three years outlining their ten year budget explaining what projects and activities they intend to carry out and how these will be paid for.

Waitaki District Council's Long Term Plan (LTP) is our commitment to delivering the services and infrastructure our district needs to thrive. The LTP consultation provides an opportunity for everyone to shape the future of our district for the next 10 years. The consultation process ran from 21 April to the 21 May 2021. The Waitaki District Council Long Term Plan 2021-2031 was adopted on 29 June 2021 - read it here.

We review our plans regularly to make sure they're still appropriate. Any changes can be incorporated into our annual plans (our one year budgets) which gives us an opportunity to change course more quickly if we need to.

LTP Consultation Timeline

May - November 2020 Policies, strategies and projects are developed
December 2020 - February 2021 The consultation document and supporting information are developed
1 - 30 March 2021 The consultation document and supporting information is audited
19 April 2021 The consultation document and supporting information is adopted by Council
21 April - 21 May 2021 Formal consultation with the community
24 and 25 May 2021 Hearings and deliberations
29 June 2021 Adoption of the 2021-31 Long Term Plan;
Rates set for the 2021-22 rating year
1 July 2021 New rates effective
July 2021 Post engagement with the community

 

Read our Long Term Plan 2021-2031 Consultation Document

 (PDF, 13MB)Waitaki LTP 2021-2031 Consultation Document.pdf(PDF, 13MB)

This Consultation Document provides the community with a summary of the overall direction Council intends to take over the next 10 years, in line with Council's legal obligations, infrastructure needs and community priorities. The document includes an overview of our key issues, what we're planning, how we propose to fund the activities and services, and the impact this may have on ratepayers.

It is a balancing act between service realities, community needs and aspirations, and the community's willingness to pay.

The plan is underpinned by the supporting documentation below which provides more detail in regard to the infrastructure, financial budgets and activities of Council.

Consultation closed at 12 noon on 21 May 2021.

The purpose of the Policy on Development Contributions and Financial Contributions is to set out how Council proposes to calculate and levy development contributions. Under current legislation (Local Government Act 2002) Council is required to review this policy at least every 3 years.

Draft Policy on Development Contributions and Financial Contributions - Statement of Proposal and Policy

In the Draft Policy on Development Contributions and Financial Contributions Statement of Proposal below you will see some information on how the policy was developed and an overview of the proposed changes. View a copy of the Draft Policy on Development Contributions and Financial Contributions - Statement of Proposal and Draft Policy documents here:

 

Key Dates

Consultation opens
Wednesday 21April 2021
Consultation closes
Friday 21 May 2021 (12 noon)
Council hears submissions
Monday 24 May and Tuesday 25 May 2021
Council deliberates on submissions
Monday 31 May and Tuesday 1 June 2021
Council adopts the 2021 Policy on Development Contributions and Financial Contribution
No later than Tuesday 29 June 2021

A Waitaki Waste Management Survey was carried out in Nov 2020 as part of our Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) as required by the Waste Minimisation Act of 2008. To assess its progress against the plan, the Council requires a statistically robust measure of how the district's residents are currently managing waste disposal. The research shows the relative differences in waste management by households, businesses, and farms in the Waitaki District. 

The aim of the survey was to find out the main facilities and services used by Waitaki residents and whether these amenities are meeting their needs, identify issues residents might be encountering with regard to waste disposal, record their views and look at how we can improve the current waste disposal processes and systems. Read all the survey results here:

Waitaki District Council - Waste Management Survey Draft Report 19102020(PDF, 10MB)

 

Consultation closed at 12 noon on 21 May 2021.

Purpose

The purpose of the Revenue and Financing Policy is to set out how Council proposes to fund the operating and capital expenditure of the activities it undertakes. The policy also demonstrates how Council has complied with section 101(3) of the Local Government Act. Council’s current approach is to review this policy every three years.

Draft Revenue and Financing Policy Statement of Proposal and Policy

In the Draft Revenue and Financing Policy Statement of Proposal you will see some information on how the policy was developed and an overview of the proposed changes. View a copy of the Draft Revenue and Financing Policy Statement of Proposal and the Draft Revenue and Financing Policy:

 

Key Dates

Consultation opens
Wednesday 21 April 2021
Consultation closes
Friday 21 May 2021 (midday)
Council hears submissions(1)
Monday 24 May and Tuesday 25 May 2021
Council deliberates on submissions
Monday31 May and Tuesday 1 June2021
Council adopts the 2021 Revenue and Financing Policy
No later than Tuesday 29 June 2021

The feedback period for the final round of Speed limit review public consultation closed on 20 July 2020. Council recieved over 300 submissions on the final proposal with the results presented at the 22 September 2020 Assets Committee meeting. The Council will consider adopting the recommendations at the 6 October 2020 meeting with the new speed limits effective from 1 November 2020. Check out the report on the Speed Limit Review here: Speed Limits Report - Assets Committee(PDF, 250KB) 

 

The feedback period for public consultation of the Roading Bylaws 2020 closed on 20 July 2020. The results of the consultation were presented at the 22 September 2020 Assets Committee meeting. The Council will consider adopting the recommendations at the 6 October 2020 meeting with the Roading Bylaws 2020 becoming operative from 1 November 2020. Check out the feedback: Roading-Bylaws-Report-Assets-Committee.pdf(PDF, 245KB)

 

The feedback period for the Oamaru Gardens Waterplay Space is closed. Feedback is being included into planning for the redevelopment.

The feedback period for the Moeraki toilet replacement closed on 16 August 2019. The Council heard and considered submissions. Community agreed with proposed site. New toilet being placed on preferred site. Check out the Assets Committee Meeting Confirmed Minutes - 27 August 2019(PDF, 19MB) for more details. 

 

The feedback period for the Kakanui mowing survey closed on 16 August 2019. The Council heard and considered submissions. Since the Community didn’t want changed service, the mowing service at esplanade remained the same in our new contract.

 

Public consultation on the District Plan Review Discussion Document closed on 16 August 2019. The Discussion document was a first look at what may be in the new District Plan. There were no maps or detailed rules because we’re still working on those. It looked at the big picture and asked you: Are we on the right track? Are these the key issues? Are we dealing with them the right way?

We had over 50 responses to the District Plan Review Discussion document online feedback form plus many others via email, post and in our public engagement meetings. We have been analysing your feedback and we are using it to help draft the new District Plan for Waitaki. A summary of the feedback we received can be found in the Waitaki 2030 District Plan Review Discussion Document Engagement Summary Report(PDF, 3MB) . We plan to release the draft District Plan in mid-2020 for another round of public consultation and feedback.

 

The masterplan for Otematata has been developed to assist in setting out the community’s vision for how and where the township will grow.  A vision for the future will support the community to understand what future growth in the area could look like and identify key components needed to enable that growth. The survey for feedback on the Otematata Masterplan Discussion Document(PDF, 9MB)  closed on 6 September, 2019. A summary of the feedback we received can be found in the Otematata Feedback Summary Document.(PDF, 4MB)

The Otematata Masterplan 2020 report can be viewed here: Otematata Masterplan 2020(PDF, 7MB)

 

The masterplan for Ōmārama has been developed to assist in setting out the community’s vision for how and where the township will grow.  A vision for the future will support the community to understand what future growth in the area could look like and identify key components needed to enable that growth. The survey for feedback on the Ōmārama Masterplan Discussion document(PDF, 12MB)  closed on 6 September, 2019. A summary of the feedback we received can be found in the Ōmārama Feedback Summary document.(PDF, 3MB)

The Ōmārama Masterplan 2020 report can be viewed here: Omarama Masterplan 2020(PDF, 8MB)

 

In February 2019, the Council agreed that there will be no formal consultation on the upcoming 2019/20 Annual Plan, this is because the Annual Plan is not significantly different from what we said we would do for year two of the Long Term Plan 2018-28. The Council engaged with community utilising the District Plan Review and Oamaru Harbour Space campaigns, which included a public meeting, drop-in sessions, and a Council website have your say page. The Council considered the feedback and any subsequent impact on rates on 14 May and the 2019/20 Annual Plan was then adopted on 25 June 2019. Check out the 2019/20 Annual Plan.

 

The feedback period for the Moeraki toilet replacement closed on 21 June 2019. The Council heard and considered submissions. Community agreed with proposed site. New toilet placed on this site.

The feedback period for the Planning fees and charges closed on 30 April 2019. The Council heard and considered submissions and the new Planning fees and charges were then adopted on 25 June 2019. Check out  Planning fees and charges 2019.



 

The feedback period for the Building service fees and charges closed on 12 April 2019. The Council heard and considered submissions and the new building fees and charges were then adopted on 25 June 2019. Check out Building services fees and charges 2019.

 

The feedback period for the initial round of Speed limit review public consultation closed on 3 May 2019. Council received 134 submissions on the proposal and has tabulated the results regarding retaining speed limits, changing speed limits, and suggesting new sites. These will be submitted to Stantec to access with a final round of public consultation planned for October - November 2019. Check out the results of the first round of Speed limit review at 2 July 2019 Assets Committee Meeting Memorandum(PDF, 6MB).

 

The feedback period for the Severn street wall replacement options closed on 12 April 2019. The Council heard and considered submissions and the preferred option was confirmed on 11 June 2019. Check out more information at 28 May 2019 Assets Committee Meeting Minutes(PDF, 7MB).

 

The feedback period for the Strategic routes and priority thoroughfares closed on 31 March 2019. The Council heard and considered submissions and the proposed Strategic routes and priority thoroughfares were then adopted on 28 May 2019. Check out the Strategic routes and priority thoroughfares

 

The feedback period for the Representation Review 2018 closed on 9 December 2018. 

On April 10, 2019, the Local Government Commission’s Determination on the Representation Review 2018 for Waitaki District Council was received. It upheld Council’s final proposal to allow the Ahuriri Ward to not comply with section 19V (2) of the Local Electoral Act (commonly known as the ‘+/- 10%’ effective representation rule).

A key consequence of this determination is that the Ahuriri and Corriedale Ward boundaries will be redrawn (to replicate the Otago and Canterbury Regional Council boundaries), and Duntroon will become part of the Ahuriri Ward as there was felt to be a community of interest between those in the Duntroon area and the balance of the Ahuriri Ward. The new arrangement will come into effect for the Local Elections on 12 October 2019.

For more information see Ahuriri retains representation in 2019 elections.

 

The feedback period for the draft Alcohol Ban Bylaw closed on 15 October 2018. The Council heard and considered submissions and the policies were then adopted on 4 December 2018. To view the bylaw please check Bylaw page.

 

The feedback period for the draft Dangerous and Insanitary Building policy closed on 15 October 2018. The  Council heard and considered submissions and the policies were then adopted on 4 December 2018. To view the policies please check Policy page.

 

The feedback period for the draft Class 4 Gambling Venues and TAB Venues policies closed on 5 September 2018. The Council heard and considered submissions and the policies were then adopted on 4 December 2018. To view the policies please check Policy page.

 

The feedback period for the draft General Bylaw 2017 closed on 3 August 2017. After considering 30 submissions Council formally adopted the General Bylaw on 26 June 2018. The new bylaw became operative on 1 July 2018. To find out more, please go to the Bylaw page.

 

Submissions on the draft Waste Management & Minimisation Plan 2018-24 closed on 30 April 2018. The Council heard and considered submissions and the plan was then adopted on 26 June 2018. To view the plan please check Waste Management & Minimisation Plan 2018-24(PDF, 6MB) .

 

 

The feedback period for the draft Long Term Plan 2018-28 has now closed. The Council formally adopted the Long Term Plan 2018-28 on 26 June 2018 and it became operative on 1 July 2018. To find out more, please go to the Long Term Plan 2018-28 page.

 

The consultation period for Easter Sunday Shop Trading closed on 18 October 2017. After considering over 150 submissions, Council voted on 15 November 2017 to keep the status quo. This means that the draft Easter Sunday Trading policy has not been adopted and there is no change to the current Easter trading arrangements.

 

The consultation closed on 7 July 2017. Since receiving the feedback we have reviewed the business case investment plan which is submitted to the Regional Transportation Committee in August 2017.

 

The feedback period for Annual Plan 2017/18 has now closed.  After considering 80 submissions Council formally adopted the 2017/18 Annual Plan on Wednesday 21 June.  To find out more, please go to the Annual Plan page.

 

Consultation closed on 1 February 2017. Council heard and considered submissions and the new fees was then adopted on 29 March 2017. To view the fees please go to fees and charges page

 

Submissions on the Freedom Camping Bylaw 2016  closed on 25 July 2016. Council heard and considered submissions and the policy was then adopted on Wednesday 14 September 2016. To view the bylaw please go to Bylaws page.

 

Submissions on the draft Annual Plan 2016/17 closed on 22 April 2016. Council heard and considered submissions on Monday 11 May and Wednesday 13 May. The 2016/17 Annual Plan was formally adopted on Wednesday 22 June. To find out more, please go to the Annual Plan page.