What is this about?
Proposed Surface Water Strategy 2018
Council prepared a draft Surface Water Strategy to detail how we will work with our community and other organisations to make our vision to sustainably manage our surface water resources a reality.
- Defines "surface water" as lakes, rivers, springs, wetlands, rainfall and Council's water race network;
- Provides information on the surface water systems Council manages and current work Council undertakes;
- Identifies key issues around surface water management for consideration;
- Sets out how Council will work with the community and stakeholders; and
- Identifies activities Council will do over the next 10 years.
Draft Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw
Solid waste collection and disposal is a core service Councils provide to their communities. Under the Local Government Act 2002, Councils have the authority to make bylaws to protect the public from nuisance and to protect, promote and maintain public health and safety. Council's old Solid Waste Bylaw was last adopted in 2012 and became out of date in 2018.
The bylaw enables Council to achieve its Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP) goals, reduce the environmental harm of waste and ensure the health and safety of waste collectors, operators and the public is protected.
In general, the proposed Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw supports
- Implementation of Council's Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2016;
- Regulation of collection, transport and processing of waste;
- A registration system for waste collectors and operators;
- Protection of health and safety of waste collectors, waste operators and the public; and
- Management of litter and nuisance in public places.
Ashburton CBD Revitalisation Project
Council welcomed feedback from the community on our plans to help revitalise the Ashburton Central Business District (CBD). Through this project, we are seeking to reinforce the importance of the CBD, reclaim retail spend for our district, and attract businesses back to the commercial centre.
Click here to view the Ashburton CBD Streetscape Renewal Issues and Options Report
Learn more about the Ashburton CBD Revitalisation Project
Representation Review 2018
About the Review
- review the electoral system to be used; and
- consider whether to establish a Māori Ward for Ashburton District.
|Decision on Electoral System (FPP or STV)|| By 12 September 2017|
|Decision on whether to establish Maori Wards|| By 23 November 2017|
| "Initial" proposal made|
No earlier than 1 March 2018 or by 31 August 2018 if establishing Maori wards
Not less than one month after public notice. If no submissions, proposal becomes "final"
|If submissions – consider and may amend proposal. "Final" proposal publicly notified|
Within 6 weeks of closing date for submissions
|Appeals and objections close|
Not less than one month after date of public notice. Not later than 20 December 2018
|If no appeals or objections, proposal becomes "final"|
Public notice given where no appeals and/or objections – no fixed date
|If appeals/objections – forward everything to Local Government Commission (LGC )|
As soon as practical, but no later than 15 January 2019.
Draft Long-Term Plan 2018-28
For this LTP asked for your feedback on five big projects:
- Our Roading Network
- Our Transportation Upgrades – Second Urban Bridge
- Our Water – Future Planning
- Our Recreation – EA Networks Centre Development
- Our Economy – Economic Development Strategy.
Consultation on the Draft Long-Term Plan closed at 5pm, Monday 14 May 2018. Thank you to everyone who submitted their feedback.