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The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 65 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
we spend your rates? What would you like
to see in your District through the next 10 years and beyond? If you’ve got a view, we’d like to hear it,
and now’s the chance to do exactly that, with the four-week submission period
for the Long Term Plan (LTP) having opened.
March 9 and April 9, we are consulting on a wide range of Council work
programmes and their accompanying budgets.
years the Council reviews its work programmes and budgets for the coming 10
Now is a
pivotal time for Waimakariri.
year plan, to prepare for growth and future community provision, the Council is
proposing four key projects we would like your feedback on. To help with this,
use our online rates calculator which will show the approximate cost of the
projects you select and how this will affect your rates over the next five
With our population
expected to rise from 59,000 currently to 97,000 by 2048, we need to ensure
growth of this scale is well planned, integrated and financially sustainable.
Ayers says “Planning for the longer term future is especially important in a
growing District. There are a number of projects and initiatives that you’ve
previously identified as important and we are now proposing for the next Long
these initiatives is a proposal to build a multi-use sports facility, which has
been discussed for a few years. A design has been completed, which Council
believes will meet the community’s need for a multi-use District-wide space to
accommodate a wide range of indoor and recreational activities.
preference is to start building the facility now for several reasons, including
the provision to accommodate existing needs and future growth and demand
sooner. We want to find out from the community whether they agree with
Council’s preference, if it should be deferred, or whether people do not want
to see a facility at all.
collection services is back for public feedback. Last year we asked you which
of the three options you would prefer. Now we’re asking you to choose your
individual requirements, of which there are 14 different choices including
staying with the WDC rubbish bags. The only change with staying with the bags
is that they would be collected fortnightly.
increase for this option would vary depending on your service choice, but would
range between $86 pa for the current 240L recycling bin, plus $3 per bag for
WDC rubbish bags, up to $371.
population growth also comes demand for community facilities. Council is
proposing to expand the Rangiora Library by 80%, and to provide a new library
and community space to service the growing Woodend/Pegasus area. It’s also
looking to set aside Council owned land to make it available for community
groups to locate their own buildings. We want to hear what you think about
also needs to ensure funds are set aside to fully implement the Recovery Plan
for regeneration areas in Kaiapoi, The Pines Beach and Kairaki. Council’s
preference is to increase the budget up to 20 million, a cost of $40 per
property per year. This option would allow Council to deliver the majority of
the work programme within the next three years. We’re asking whether you think
the budget should be increased, or the work programme deferred.
management is also one of the key issues in the LTP, with a focus on the
sustainable management of water resources. Over the first four years of the LTP
Council has included $3M to ensure drinking water meets the required standards.
Infrastructure improvements are included to reduce wet weather wastewater
overflows in Rangiora and Kaiapoi, improve urban stormwater quality and reduce
flooding in the District.
with the community on the Draft LTP is a vital check that Council is on the
right track or not, as it’s you, the community, who are the main funder of
Council services through rates. Make sure you take this opportunity to tell us
what you think. A Draft LTP Consultation Document that summarises the main
issues is available. Look out for that and we’ll be out in the community at
various locations until feedback closes on 9 April.