South Wairarapa communities invited to have their say on council decisions   

South Wairarapa District Council invites the community to have their say this month as part of the 2024-25 Enhanced Annual Plan (Enhanced AP) consultation, which is open until 5 May.   

The month long consultation process includes three community workshops, the first of which is at Greytown Town Centre tomorrow morning, Saturday 6 April from 10.30am to 12 noon.   

“It’s incredibly important to us that we hear your views on how we manage our precious water resources and fund the replacement of assets operated by the council, so please come along to the workshops or community events or use one of the other ways to share your views on our proposals in the consultation document”, says South Wairarapa Acting Mayor Melissa Sadler-Futter.    

Two further community workshops will be held in Martinborough and Featherston in April. All workshops will be hosted by elected members and council staff. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served to all who attend. Everyone is welcome and attendees will have the chance to join conversations about three decisions the council needs to make:   

* How much council spends on operating and maintaining water services  
* How council charges for water use  
* How council pays for replacement of assets   

These decisions will help inform the 2024-2025 Enhanced Annual Plan which the Council opted to produce in lieu of its 10 year Long-Term Plan, which was scheduled for 2024-2034. This was deferred to 2025, due to uncertainty in relation to the new coalition Government’s direction on Local Water Done Well.

“We strongly value input from the community and encourage everyone in the South Wairarapa to give us their thoughts,” says Sadler-Futter.  

The Enhanced Annual Plan consultation and supporting documents, workshop and other community events information and ways to provide feedback are online at the South Wairarapa District Council website.

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