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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
sees three days of budget meetings as the Waimakariri District Council
deliberates on its Draft 2018-28 Long Term Plan (LTP). Although
there are a number of proposals to consider, there are two of particular significance.
These pertain to the $27.85 million Multi-use sports facility proposal as well as
the kerbside collection options that were shared with the community during last
year’s WMMP (Waste Management Minimisation Plan) public consultation.
The WMMP presents
a number of increased level of service options, and allows residents to opt in
for their desired level of collection service if they want to change, or to retain
the status quo (their current level of service).
Multi-use sports facility will cost $91 per-property across the District.
This would be
progressively charged in rates that relates to the build.
rates in the LTP over the next five years of the 10-year plan (with the
proposed multi-sports option included) are forecast to be within 4.0% - 4.4%
p.a. before returning to be in line within inflation in the second five years of
There are a
number of other costs factored into the LTP.
10-year period of the plan, the Council has allowed for Business and Economic
Research Limited (BERL) inflation that averages 2.3% per year.
relating to the Earthquake and Regeneration for the period add another 1%.
This is a
continuation of the financing strategy that was put in place in 2012 to attend
to recovery and regeneration.
factors together make up about 3% over the three years, before consideration of
any improvements and growth allowances.
proposed average rate of $2,560 increases to $2,673 in 2018/19.
This is a 4.4%
increase and will be charged from 1 July.
be noted that this figure is the average rate across the district.
The rate to
an individual property could also be influenced, either higher or lower than
the average, depending on the level of services being received.
example, some rural properties have targeted rates that relate to individual
services they are provided.
Within the draft
LTP, the Council provides an Infrastructure Strategy (IS) and a Financial Strategy
context around the management of council assets, and cater for expected growth within
the District and the need to meet the increasing community expectations of the
standard of service we provide.
strategy outlines that the Council is in a good position to cater for growth in
both land provision and key infrastructure.
District Sewerage Scheme and Rangiora Water Supply Scheme are good examples of
They both have
capacity to cater for the expected growth in demand as new homes are
established in these areas.
The IS also
covers significant matters that can affect us all on a daily basis.
include issues such as our drinking water meeting the required national health standards,
our waste water, fresh water management, flood protection, roads and town
centre development, recreation, green space and community facilities, planning
for natural hazards and climate change.
has based its growth projections on Statistics New Zealand’s medium to high
These are slightly
lower than they have been previously, as economic growth across the country
slows down a little bit.
Financial Strategy outlines the key financial parameters and limits within
which the Council will operate over the next years, ensuring that everything
that we do is affordable for the community.
In the next
three years, we are forecasting to spend $150 million on capital replacement
and an improved level of service or growth works.
will peak in the fourth year of the LTP at $217 million.
well within our primary lenders (Local Government Funding Agency) policy limits,
and has been a large factor in the excellent credit ratings that we have
received consistently from the international rating agency, Standard and Poor’s.
We are also
prepared if unforeseen events impact financially.
policy limits we have followed have given us room, within acceptable debt
limits, should a significant disaster, such as an Alpine rupture, occur.
budget meetings conclude on Thursday.
Long Term Plan will be made available to the public for consultation from
Friday 9 March.
rates movement per area.
Name: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 0800 965 468