Whangarei District Council

Community Organisation

Whangarei District Council
7 Rust Ave
Whangarei
Northland
14 days ago

Online Information Event about our Airport Location Study consultation

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We have two more public Information Events to come about our Airport Location Study - one in person at Forum North today, and one online next week.

✈️ Thursday 12 May (today!) at Forum North, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
📺 Wednesday 18 May 2022: Online meeting, 6:30pm (virtual meeting)

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We have two more public Information Events to come about our Airport Location Study - one in person at Forum North today, and one online next week.

✈️ Thursday 12 May (today!) at Forum North, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
📺 Wednesday 18 May 2022: Online meeting, 6:30pm (virtual meeting)

Come along or tune in to find out more about our four options and how to have your say about each one. Do we need to build a new airport? If so, where should it be?

The virtual meeting will be live-streamed on Facebook, or you can register to join the meeting in Microsoft Teams by clicking "Online information event" in the timeline on our Consultation webpage.

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13 days ago

Weeding and tree removal on Waimahanga Walkway

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We're removing some dead or non-native trees along the Waimahanga walkway (Boswell's Track) to make room for native species to replace it. Specifically, our team is removing wattles, flame trees, bamboo, casuarinas, woolly nightshade and coastal banksia.

Due to prolific flowering, seed… View more
We're removing some dead or non-native trees along the Waimahanga walkway (Boswell's Track) to make room for native species to replace it. Specifically, our team is removing wattles, flame trees, bamboo, casuarinas, woolly nightshade and coastal banksia.

Due to prolific flowering, seed dispersal and vigorous growth, banksia trees often compete with maturing pohutukawa while banksia seedlings compete with regenerating natives. We're planning for a staged removal of the banksia here over the next few years, allowing for existing trees and planning plantings to replace them. This season, our contractors will also plant pohutukawa where gaps have been created.

See our Waimahanga Walkway page for more information including access and history:
www.wdc.govt.nz...

Pictures below show examples of unwanted tree species that can "crowd out" natives, making it harder for them to get established.

14 days ago

Our initiatives for Inner City Living

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We have identified inner-city living as a strategic priority for the future of the city centre. To develop a business case and a "residential conversion toolkit" we have worked alongside The Property Group.

The Toolkit outlines 7 easy to follow steps for landowners in the city centre … View more
We have identified inner-city living as a strategic priority for the future of the city centre. To develop a business case and a "residential conversion toolkit" we have worked alongside The Property Group.

The Toolkit outlines 7 easy to follow steps for landowners in the city centre to help determine the feasibility of residential conversion, and how to navigate through specific Council processes. The steps include:

Step 1: How do I get started – is my project feasible?
Step 2: Find the right consultants
Step 3: Understand what consents and approvals will be required
Step 4: Plan for what costs you may incur and when
Step 5: Prepare a programme
Step 6: The design and consenting phase – what to expect
Step 7: The construction phase – what to expect

Find the full business plan and conversion toolkit here:
🏠 Inner City Living
See also:
🛴 City Core Precinct Plan

Video:
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20 days ago

✅ Local Elections 2022 Update

The Team from Whangarei District Council

Okara and Denby General Wards are joining to become a new "Whangārei Urban" General Ward for the 2022 Local Elections. People on the General Roll in this new combined Ward will vote in five elected members for the 2022 Local Elections, as well as having a vote for Mayor.

Nominations … View more
Okara and Denby General Wards are joining to become a new "Whangārei Urban" General Ward for the 2022 Local Elections. People on the General Roll in this new combined Ward will vote in five elected members for the 2022 Local Elections, as well as having a vote for Mayor.

Nominations for the Mayor and councillors will open on Friday 15 July 2022 and close at noon on Friday 12 August 2022.

People on the Māori Roll will vote in two elected members for the new Māori Ward which covers the whole District.

Here's summary of changes for 2022 voting wards, concluding our Representation Review:
www.wdc.govt.nz...

22 days ago

Public meeting to discuss NEST helicopter base relocation

The Team from Whangarei District Council

We're holding a public meeting to discuss relocation of the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) helicopter base from Kensington to the airport in Onerahi.

🚁 Monday 9 May 2022, 5:30pm
Sunair Terminal, Whangarei Airport

We are also establishing an Airport Noise Management … View more
We're holding a public meeting to discuss relocation of the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) helicopter base from Kensington to the airport in Onerahi.

🚁 Monday 9 May 2022, 5:30pm
Sunair Terminal, Whangarei Airport

We are also establishing an Airport Noise Management Committee to provide a way for community noise concerns to be considered and addressed. The committee will include representatives from airport management, elected members and the community.

Applications to join the Airport Noise Management Committee close 13 May 2022.

More info and apply:
www.wdc.govt.nz...

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