Masterton Monthly Wrap 2018
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Updates from Masterton District Council
Masterton District Council is giving people the opportunity to get a better understanding of what happens to the town’s effluent with an open day at the Homebush Wastewater Treatment Plant on Saturday 23 March.
Toxic algae in the Waingawa and Otaki rivers are at extreme levels of more than 50% riverbed cover. Detached mats of dried algae are widespread along the river margins. Mats have also been found in the Waikanae River at Jim Cooke Park.
Masterton District Council (MDC) owns, operates and maintains public water, wastewater and stormwater assets within the Masterton district. MDC also owns and supports, several smaller schemes in rural locations.
Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson has welcomed the Coalition Government’s decision to include Masterton as one of five new refugee resettlement locations.
Masterton residents are being asked to give their opinion on the district’s best bits as the District Council looks to invest in a revamp of the gateways into town.
Construction has begun on a new library facility for the Masterton community.
Masterton District Council is developing the Library Learning Centre – Te Puna Ako on the vacant site next to the library in Queen Street.
Masterton District Council is embarking on a rejuvenation of our town centre.
Masterton District Council has decided to procure its own roading services contract managed independently rather than pursuing a shared service across the three Wairarpa councils at this time.
The new year will bring a new look for parts of Masterton’s town centre as the project to revamp public spaces continues.
The three Wairarapa Mayors would like to acknowledge the gravity of the situation regarding the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture being placed into liquidation.
Masterton District Council is overhauling its parks and open spaces maintenance contract – moving to a collaborative model that leverages contractor expertise.
It’s holiday season, and we thought it may be helpful for you to know working days and open hours for important facilities and services beforehand, including office hours for the council office, to help you with your planning this time of year.
We’re looking for a highly experienced practising Portfolio, Programme or Project Manager.
Have an interest and knowledge in at least one arts sector? Interested in helping allocate funds to these projects? We need you on our Assessment Committee.
We are looking for two new assessors to help analyse applications, allocate the funds to best meet the criteria and be committed to attending the four meetings per year.
Lansdowne may become home to a mountain biking park with the Masterton District Council resolving to provide land within its recreation trail network.
Award-winning reggae band Three Houses Down have been secured as the headline act for Masterton District Council’s Waifest 2019.
The three Wairarapa Councils and waste management contractor Earthcare are encouraging residents to minimise waste these holidays and remember the two-recycling crate rule.
Masterton District Council has coordinated the demolition of an observation tower at Henley Lake following a fire overnight.