Whangarei District Council

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Whangarei District Council
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Whangarei
Northland
7 days ago

Whau Valley Dam is at 45%

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Alarming new aerial footage of the Whau Valley Dam shows exactly why water restrictions are in force.

It may be coming in to winter now, but this enormous dam will take many months of rain to fill up. We're asking everyone - please - to save water at home and at work. Help us fill the dam.

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Alarming new aerial footage of the Whau Valley Dam shows exactly why water restrictions are in force.

It may be coming in to winter now, but this enormous dam will take many months of rain to fill up. We're asking everyone - please - to save water at home and at work. Help us fill the dam.

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10 days ago

Annual Plan Consultation begins today

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Our Annual Plan 2020-21 Consultation is about the changes we have made to Year 3 of our Long Term Plan 2018-28 in response to COVID-19. This includes a proposal to reduce the overall General Rate rise to 2.2% (inflation), and provide $3m in targeted relief. We are also seeking extra funding from … View moreOur Annual Plan 2020-21 Consultation is about the changes we have made to Year 3 of our Long Term Plan 2018-28 in response to COVID-19. This includes a proposal to reduce the overall General Rate rise to 2.2% (inflation), and provide $3m in targeted relief. We are also seeking extra funding from central government.

The aim of these measures is to soften the economic blow delivered by COVID-19, and provide extra support to the District as it works to recover.

You can send us your feedback until June 4 at the link below.

10 days ago

Free parking in Whangarei until June 1.

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Parking is free in Whangarei until 1 June, just to make things a little easier as we all get used to COVID-19 Level 2.

While there are no fees, we do need drivers to stick to the parking time limits – that way people getting to the shops for the first time in weeks will be able to find parking.
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Parking is free in Whangarei until 1 June, just to make things a little easier as we all get used to COVID-19 Level 2.

While there are no fees, we do need drivers to stick to the parking time limits – that way people getting to the shops for the first time in weeks will be able to find parking.

We don’t want anyone parking all day in a limited parking time zone outside shops – that would not be in the spirit of the fee-free fortnight, so our wardens will be keeping an eye on time limits and delivery zones.

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18 days ago

Please pick up what your dog leaves behind!

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When you're out with pooch you have a responsibility to remove their leavings.

Health and Bylaws Manager, Reiner Mussle says Kensington Park seems to have been one of the worst areas in our District for leavings.

“Kensington Park is actually a dog restricted area because it is used by … View more
When you're out with pooch you have a responsibility to remove their leavings.

Health and Bylaws Manager, Reiner Mussle says Kensington Park seems to have been one of the worst areas in our District for leavings.

“Kensington Park is actually a dog restricted area because it is used by hundreds of children and adults for team sports each week. As we move into Alert Level 2 sports may resume, so it’s important that our sportsfields and parks are ready to use.”

Mr Mussle says dog owners who don’t remove their dog’s faeces from public places and dispose of it appropriately may face a fine of $300.

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19 days ago

Roadworks Projects are back Underway

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Roadworks are starting back up around our District while the country is in Alert Level 3.

After coming to an abrupt halt for the Alert Level 4 lockdown, roadworks are one of the industries that are now allowed to resume.

This includes work on the Maunu and Porowini Avenue intersection as well as … View more
Roadworks are starting back up around our District while the country is in Alert Level 3.

After coming to an abrupt halt for the Alert Level 4 lockdown, roadworks are one of the industries that are now allowed to resume.

This includes work on the Maunu and Porowini Avenue intersection as well as the Mill Rd roadworks - replacing kerb, channel and footpaths ahead of the road rebuild planned for later this year.

Whangarei District Council Capital Works and Procurement Manager Greg Monteith says Council contractors are gearing up to get back to work at sites around the District, although there are some additional Health and Safety requirements that need to be followed. “All our roading contractors have had to provide us with updated Health and Safety plans covering off issues such as maintaining social distancing, contact tracing, maintaining work bubbles, and following other protocols set out by the Government for working during Alert Level 3.”

Mr Monteith said the contractors he has spoken to are all looking forward to getting works underway as quickly as they can, once safety issues are worked through.

“It’s going to be great for them to be able to get back to work, helping get the local construction industry back on its feet, as well as helping restart the local economy.”

Mr Monteith says that a small amount of works that are weather and temperature dependent have now had to be put off until the next construction season, which will start in September/October this year.

“Unfortunately, the COVID situation has caused delays for some projects but any enabling works we can start up for these projects, we will get underway as soon as we can.”

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