Ashburton District Council is seeking feedback from the community on three draft policies and one draft bylaw now open for community consultation from today.
The Revenue and Financing; Property Holdings; and Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Draft Policies as well as the Cemeteries Draft Bylaw are now out for consultation and the community has until Sunday 21 May to provide feedback.
"Reviewing our bylaws and policies helps ensure they continue to best meet the district's current and future needs, and we need the community's input to help do that," Council Business Support Group Manager Paul Brake says. "We encourage people to provide their feedback, as this will be considered before the final policies and bylaw are adopted."
The Revenue and Financing Draft Policy includes rating changes for Council's proposed extension to the kerbside collection boundary and the proposed Taits Road water supply.
Changes to the Property Holdings Draft Policy relate to how Council will strategically manage its properties to meet current and future needs, while the Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Draft Policy includes guidelines for reducing risks to the public from dangerous buildings.
A significant update to the Cemeteries Draft Bylaw is the inclusion of clauses that address 'cultural' and 'natural' burials at Council-owned cemeteries.
Consultation documents are available at a variety of locations around the district, including the Council Administration Building, the Ashburton Library and Art Gallery and Heritage Centre. For a full list of locations, or to provide feedback online, visit www.ashburtondc.govt.nz/haveyoursay
Consultation closes Sunday 21 May, 2017.