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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
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
Collaborative Approach to Flood Protection in
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
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
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
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.