Long Term Plan Headlines the Year Ahead

Welcome to another year.  It is going to be a busy one throughout the District, highlighted by the public consultation and then implementation of our Long Term Plan.  We will be asking for your feedback on a number of issues within the plan.

Most notably around the proposed Waimakariri indoor sports facility, our Waste Minimisation proposals, District Regeneration, Community Facilities and Water Management.2010110_LongTermPlan

The first council meetings of the New Year, where Long Term Plan proposals will be discussed, take place between 30 January and 2 February.

The decisions stemming from those budget meetings will then go out to you for your feedback during an LTP public consultation through March and early April.

Kicking off on Friday 9 March and running through until Monday 9 April, the consultation period will give you the chance to have your say on some of the issues that will define the immediate and longer term, future of the District.

We will be doing plenty to keep you informed in the lead-up to, and during, the consultation period.

Make sure that you make the time to have your say!

While the LTP will dominate the first part of the year, business as usual begins with the first regular Council meeting of the year on 7 February.

This year, Council features a new face, with Cr Kirstyn Barnett returning to the council table after her success in last year’s Rangiora-Ashley by-election, replacing the late Peter Allen.

Cr Barnett will be sworn in at the start of the LTP budget meetings on 30 January.

February sees the first sittings of the District’s four community boards for the year, with the Oxford-Ohoka Community Board meeting at the Oxford Town Hall on 7 February.

Woodend-Sefton follow on 12 February, meeting at the new Pegasus Community Centre, followed by the Rangiora-Ashley and Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi gatherings on 14 and 19 February respectively.

Remember, as with all council meetings, agendas and minutes are available here

Work also continues on the Regeneration front, with the first meeting of the Kaiapoi Regeneration Steering group for the year at the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre on 29 January.

As well as our popular video updates, you will also be able to follow the progress of the regeneration process here

Contact: Matt McIlraith

Phone: 0800 965 468