Current Consultations

Part of Masterton District Council’s role is to enable democratic local decision-making in the local community – it means we set the strategic direction for the district in partnership with the local community. To do that we often need to hear your thoughts on key projects or potential changes we’re considering.

Below are the consultations we’re currently undertaking. If you would like to make a submission regarding any of the consultations listed here, please refer to the feedback details provided for each consultation and also have a look at our Submission Guide (PDF, 369KB) .

Note: For general feedback, please email us at [email protected]

To request a service – use our online Fix it/Report a problem form

If you have something you’d like to share with us, fill out our compliments form.

You can make a formal complaint here.



Alcohol-free zones and vehicle bans at Castlepoint and Riversdale Beach.


Spending New Year at the beach is a classic kiwi tradition. To make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time, Masterton District Council implements alcohol-free zones and vehicle bans on some of the most popular days.

For the 2018-19 holiday period we decided to implement alcohol-free zones at both Castlepoint and Riversdale Beach from 6pm on 30 December until 6am on 1 January. We also decided vehicles would be banned from 4pm on 31 December until 6am on 1 January.

We are keen to hear your thoughts on whether these bans were effective, or whether you think we should make some changes.  

Complete this survey by 28 February 2019 and go in the draw to win a $100 petrol voucher.        

Review of Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy

MDC adopted its Wellbeing Strategy He Hiringa Tangata, He Hiringa Whenua in February 2018. This strategy sets out MDC’s long-term direction in supporting the wellbeing of Masterton residents and communities. One of the strategy’s key actions includes reviewing MDC’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy. 

We need you to tell us what is important to YOU as we consider reviewing our Arts, Culture and Heritage (ACH) Strategy. 

Fill out our survey before 5pm on Friday 18 January 2019 and go in the draw to win a $100 restaurant voucher (within the Masterton district).