Let's Talk Road Sealing

Property owners along a section of Browns Road and North Eyre Road have approached Council to request sealing be undertaken to help address dust issues from the roads which has a negative impact on quality of life and due to road surface condition.

The Council have agreed to pay for 50% of the costs and this is included in the budget for 2019/20, conditional on residents funding the remaining 50% of the cost of sealing. The purpose of this consultation is to seek feedback on the proposed sealing and to find out how the property owners immediately adjacent to the section of road wish to make payment for this work.

The options are:

  1. Put in place a targeted rate of $2,221.20 per property each year for 25 years starting on 1 July 2020 and ending on 30 June 2045.
  2. Preference for a lump sum payment of $32,936.38 per property paid by 31 May 2020.
  3. Do not seal the roads now and wait for further development to occur. Sealing would not be undertaken until 30% of the cost of sealing was secured as per the Rural Seal Extension Policy.

If you would like to know more please email joanne.mcbride@wmk.govt.nz or phone 0800 965 468. You can tell us what you think here and post this back to us or at waimakariri.govt.nz/letstalk

A Council Hearing Panel, in an open meeting, will consider your feedback on Thursday 8 August at 6pm in the Council Chambers, Rangiora.

Please make sure your feedback reaches us by
5pm, Friday 2 August 2019.