Upcoming Engagement and Consultation Opportunities

Council has a range of engagement and consultation activities planned for 2022/23 where there will be an opportunity for you to have your say. Register your interest using the form below to stay up to date.

Featherston Master Plan
An over-arching plan that shows where and how development might occur in Featherston over time.

Representation Review
Council is reviewing the district’s representation arrangements ahead of the 2025 elections. The review will be completed in a phased approach and consider matters such as Māori representation, the number of elected members, and the boundaries and names of each Ward.

Annual Plan 2023/24
Council must produce a Long-Term Plan (LTP) every three years, with an Annual Plan in intervening years. It is largely a budget and our best estimate of how far our money will go and what its biggest priorities are. It also helps set the course of our priorities in future years and ensures we are being transparent about our spending to ratepayers.

Featherston Wastewater Project
Wellington Water is seeking a new consent for the Featherston wastewater treatment plant on behalf of the South Wairarapa District Council as outlined here.

Policies and Bylaws

Our policies and bylaws are regularly reviewed to make sure they are fit for purpose. Below are the reviews planned for 2022/23.

Revenue and Financing Policy (Rating Review)
Sets out how Council activities are funded including details of the types of rates to be used.

Wairarapa Local Alcohol Policy
Applies to the sale and supply of alcohol in Wairarapa and provides a policy framework to guide licencing decisions.

Wairarapa Smoke and Vape Free Policy
Follows a non-regulatory approach aimed at behaviour change to promote a positive smokefree message and smokefree areas throughout the District.

Psychoactive Substances Local Approved Products Policy
Sets criteria for the location and density of points of sale for products approved under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2013.

Local Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy
Allows local authorities to permit shops in the whole or part of the district to open on Easter Sunday.

Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy
Sets out the approach Council will take in performing its functions under the Building Act 2004 in relation to dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings, our priorities in performing those functions and how it applies to heritage buildings.

Control of Dogs Policy and Bylaw
Provides guidance and consistency for Council, staff and members of the public on the approach to dog control in the District.

Wairarapa Class 4 Gambling and Standalone TAB Venues Policy
Sets out the Council’s approach to managing Class 4 Gambling venues (non-casino venues with gaming machines commonly known as “pokie machines”) and Standalone TAB venues (those owned/leased by the NZ Racing Board whose main activity is providing racing or sports betting services under the Racing Act 2003) in the District.

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