Wastewater Disposal consultation: We're consulting on wastewater disposal, and you can make your submission now, on line. In brief, we want to ensure we are protecting our environment and the public's health. Previously, our policy focused on public wastewater systems. Now, we're proposing an inspection and maintenance (WOF) system for on-site wastewater disposal. This is so any on-site systems that might be failing now or in the future can be identified and fixed. The policy and bylaw will apply to all Residentially zoned areas as identified in the Kaipara District Plan, and to all land irrespective of zoning that is 300m from the east coast/west coast, 300m from the Mangawhai and Kaipara Harbours and 300m from the Kai Iwi Lakes. Statement of Proposal and submission forms.
Library redesign - your feedback needed: Library users have been asking for a better library, with more room, that's easier to get around and use. We want to make it easier for our residents to live, work and enjoy Kaipara, and our library redesign is part of that. We can't extend the building, because we're watching the budget. We can, however, look at it a bit like the Tardis, and make it feel bigger and more useable by how we lay it out, and adding some outdoor rooms.
We've exciting concepts all set up for you to view - come and have a look at them at the Dargaville Library. You can also see them at our Annual Plan round table in Dargaville, in the town hall (War Memorial Hall), at 6pm onwards on 3 May, 2016. Come along and tell us what you think!
Annual Plan feedback wanted: It's Annual Plan time again, and the Council wants to talk with Kaipara residents about what's planned for 2016/17. There's plenty happening, with a proposal to reduce the Annual General Rate increase. We're working with our communities in Mangawhai, Dargaville and Kaiwaka to find out how to improve these towns, and we'll be talking roads and water. You're invited to our round table sessions. Come along and see what's going on, talk to commissioners and expert staff about what's proposed and what you'd like to see. You can also provide your feedback on the night.
Playground maintenance: The Council will be replacing parts of playgrounds at Maungaturoto, Paparoa and Jaycee Park, Dargaville immediately after the school holidays [from 2 May]. Advisory signs will be installed at each site stating the playground is closed while this replacement is completed.
Subject to good weather Maungaturoto will be closed for one week, Paparoa a couple of days and Jaycee Park a few hours.
We undertake a two yearly external audit of all playgrounds to ensure they continue to meet the New Zealand playground standards. The work planned is part of an on-going replacement programme developed as a result of the audit.
The hearing of submissions to the Draft Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Reserve Management Plan 2015 and the Draft Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Powerboat Bylaw 2015 are now completed. All submissions will be read and considered by the committee as part of finalising the plan.
Hearing of submissions to the Draft Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Reserve Management Plan 2015 and the Draft Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) Powerboat Bylaw 2015 will be held at the Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, Hokianga Road, Dargaville starting at 8.30am through to approximately 8.00pm each day.