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Have Your Say - Homebush Wastewater Treatment Plant - Oxidation Pond Sludge

Masterton District Council is seeking public input into management options for the oxidation pond sludge from the decommissioned ponds at the Homebush wastewater treatment plant.

Outdoor Fire Ban Extended through August

Masterton District Council has extended its ban on outdoor fires and incinerators in the urban area until 31st August.

Masterton District Council Lauches Job Creation Campaign

Masterton District Council has launched a new initiative aimed at creating 500 new jobs in the area within a 12-month period. The drive for jobs is part of the ‘My Masterton’ campaign, which is run in association with the Wairarapa Times-Age.

Masterton Footpath Upgrade Begins in July

Masterton District Council will be starting work on stage 2 of the Central Business District Footpath Upgrade in mid-July, with the project expected to be completed by October. The tender was let to PCL Contracting Ltd and the total cost of the project is $310,000.

Collaborative Approach to Flood Protection in Masterton

A collaborative approach to flood protection in Masterton, with the long-term objective of achieving a 100-year level of protection, plus allowance for climate change, has been agreed by Masterton District Council (MDC) and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).

Provisional Wairarapa Local Alcohol Policy

Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils have adopted a provisional Wairarapa Local Alcohol Policy (LAP), following the work undertaken by the Wairarapa Alcohol Working Group.

New Policy to Restrict Sale of Legal Highs in Masterton and Carterton

Masterton and Carterton District Councils have adopted a draft Local Approved Products Policy (LAPP) to control the locations in which psychoactive substances can be sold.

Wairarapa Councils Connect for Joint Broadband Bid

The three Wairarapa councils will work together in a new initiative to bid for a slice of the $350 million up for grabs in the government’s Rural Broadband, UltraFast Broadband and Mobile Blackspot funding.

Shaping Our Future - Waihangatia Nga Rangi Meake Nei - Long-Term Plan for 2015-25

Council’s proposed Long-Term Plan for 2015-2025 is out now!  Make sure you have your say and let us know what you think. Do you agree with the projects we’re looking at for the next 10 years? The Consultation Document that outlines our proposed plan is available on our website here. Hard copies are also available from the Masterton District Council office and Masterton Public Library. Or, call us on (06) 370 6300 and we can post you a copy.

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