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).

Submissions on the Proposed Wairarapa Class 4 Gambling and Standalone TAB Venues Policy

Masterton District Council (MDC), Carterton District Council (CDC) and South Wairarapa District Council (SWDC) have adopted the Statement of Proposal for the draft Wairarapa Class 4 Gambling and Standalone TAB Venues Policy.

Submissions open on Monday 15 April 2019 from any interested person or organisation, on any aspect of the proposed policy.

Submissions close at 4:30pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019.

Statement of Proposal

Proposed Wairarapa Class 4 Gambling and Standalone TAB Venues Policy

Assessing the Social Impact of Gambling in the Wairarapa Region

To have your say you can:

  • complete an online submission; or
  • complete a submission form and return to Kylie Smith at Masterton District Council by:
    • Emailing to [email protected]
    • Posting to Masterton District Council, Freepost 112477, PO Box 444, Masterton
    • Delivering to your local Council office

Hard copies of the Statement of Proposal and submission form will also be available from Monday 15 April 2019 at:

  • Masterton District Council, 161 Queen Street, Masterton
  • Masterton District Library, 54 Queen Street, Masterton
  • Carterton District Council, 28 Holloway Street, Carterton
  • South Wairarapa, 19 Kitchener Street, Martinborough

Hearing on the Proposed Wairarapa Class 4 Gambling and Standalone TAB Venues Policy

A joint hearing with MDC, CDC and SWDC will be held to give any person or organisation who makes a written submission. 

The hearing will be held in early June. The date will be notified to the community once confirmed.

Bylaw Review

Submissions have now closed for the proposed review of combined Wairarapa district-wide bylaws and will be considered at the joint hearing with MDC, CDC and SWDC. 

Date: Wednesday 1 May 2019

Time: From 4.00 pm

Location: Carterton Events Centre, 50 Holloway Street, Carterton

Bylaws are rules made by councils that affect the way we live, work and play in certain areas. Typically, bylaws cover things such as: activity that can and can’t be done in public spaces; prevention of nuisance from fire and smoke; the keeping of animals; water supply etc. Anyone who doesn’t comply with a bylaw could be fined, have property seized or be requested to correct a breach. 

The proposed Wairarapa Consolidated Bylaw has 12 parts. Most of the proposed changes are minor. Masterton District Council is also proposing the removal of several bylaws from the consolidated bylaws, as they apply to the Masterton District only. 

You can find full copies of the bylaws with tracked changes on our dedicated bylaw review page. 

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

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

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