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QUEEN STREET OFFICE HOURS UPDATE

Queen Street Office will be opening late at 1 pm on Thursday 8 December 2022 due to staff training.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

STATE HIGHWAY 2 ROADWORKS UPDATE (3-9 DECEMBER 2022)

Here is this week’s update to roadworks on SH2 (3-9 December 2022). Between Carterton and Masterton o Northbound and southbound passing lanes are closed day/night for safety improvement project works AND o Sunday to Thursday nights, 7pm-5.30am o Stop/go traffic control for safety improvements project works Masterton, near Ngaumutawa Rd o Sunday to Thursday nights, 7 pm-5.30 am o Stop/go traffic control for duct installation

SCHEDULED  IT SYSTEMS UPGRADE

MDC is upgrading its IT systems this weekend. The online payments functionality, cemetery search and online maps (Wairarapa Maps) will be unavailable. The impacted period will be between Friday 5:00 pm and Monday 8:00 am. We apologise for any inconvenience. 

STATE HIGHWAY 2 – RESEALING NORTH OF MASTERTON MONDAY 5 DECEMBER 2022
We would like to advise of daytime chip sealing work scheduled for Monday 5 December on State Highway 2 north and south of Lennies Road, weather permitting.

Chip sealing north and south of Lennies Road: Monday 5 December, 7 am-5 pm

Temporary speed restrictions to settle the seal: Up to 2 days and nights following the works. 

WAIRARAPA ARCHIVE IS ON THE MOVE

 Wairarapa Archive is relocating to its new site at 3 Albert Street, Masterton.
Doors will close on the existing site this Friday 2 December 2022 at 5 PM. Wairarapa Archive will reopen in its new location on 16 January 2023.
Wairarapa Archive will be ‘Off the Grid’ throughout the Relocation Period. There will not be any public access to the Archive. The Archive will be unable to provide services or respond to emails and phone calls.
The online catalogue (through the library website) and Picture Wairarapa will still be available to view online.

Main State Highway 2 Roadworks for 26 Nov – 2 Dec 2022

Between Carterton and Masterton

Northbound and southbound passing lanes are closed day/night for safety improvement project works.  

Masterton, near Ngaumutawa Road

Stop/go traffic control for safety project works will be in place Monday to Thursday nights, 7pm-6am.

GRAZING LICENCE AVAILABLE BY TENDER

Corner of Te Whiti Road and Nursery Road

Tenders are called for a grazing license of 11.60 hectares (more or less) of flat land for a term of three years commencing January 2023. 
Conditions and tender documents can be uplifted from the reception at Masterton District Council 161 Queen Street Masterton, by telephoning 06 3706300 or emailing [email protected]  
All tenders submitted are to be in the form specified in the Tender documents. 
THE HIGHEST OR ANY TENDER MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE ACCEPTED SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY

TENDERS CLOSE at the Council Offices 161 Queen Street at 4.00 PM on 2nd December 2022.

 

Masterton District Council 2022/2023 Financial Year Sewer Renewal Works: Lining of Sewer Trunk Main from Nursery Rd to Te Whiti Rd

As part of the sewer network renewal project, Masterton District Council will be lining the existing sewer trunk main from Nursery Road to Te Whiti Road. This work is necessary and prioritized to be carried out to help improve sewer flows to reduce overflow and sewer backups in Masterton.

In the next few weeks, our contractor, Interflow assisted by City Care, will be cleaning and lining the truck sewer main through properties in this area. The physical cleaning/lining work should be completed in mid-December 2022.

All residents have been contacted. Council and our contractors need permission to gain access to each of the properties in this area.

If you have any queries or do not wish Council to access your property, please call the Council at (06) 370 6300.

WATER SHUTDOWN | NOTICE TO ALL RAGLAN STREET RESIDENTS

Starting 17/11/22, Elite Drainage, as Contractor to the Masterton District Council, is replacing the Storm Water network in Raglan Street. The work is estimated to take up to three weeks.

During this period, construction will be working on your property. Elite Drainage want to talk with all Raglan St residents about this work. Please phone or text the number below with your address and a time to meet that suits you.

Matt Bell |Project Manager| 06 929 7679 or 027 246 5300.

Works Commencing on SH2/Ngaumutawa Rd Intersection

Works are commencing on SH2/Ngaumutawa Road Intersection this week on Wednesday 15 November 2022. Work will involve night-time & day-time construction to build a new roundabout. The work currently has a completion date of March 2023.

Swingbridge Maintenance

From Monday 28 November the swing bridge across the Waipoua River at Queen Elizabeth Park will be closed to users between 7am – 4.30pm for scheduled maintenance work.

The work, which is weather dependent, will take 4-5 days and involves replacing screws and fixing the deck to the bridge structure. Normal flexing of the bridge has caused some movement of the deck sections which are attached to 80-year-old timber. The bridge remains safe to use and will be open to users at times when work is not being carried out.

STATE HIGHWAY ROADWORKS 12-18 NOVEMBER 2022
We wish to advise of SH2 roadworks in the coming week 12 Nov – 18 Nov 2022.

Between Carterton and Masterton
o Northbound and southbound passing lanes are closed day/night for safety improvement project works

North of Masterton, Lennies Road
o Wednesday 8am-5pm o Stop/go traffic control for chip seal resurfacing
o Up to 2 days and nights after 30km/h speed limit on new chipseal

Mt Bruce
o Monday 8am-4pm o Stop/go traffic control for road repairs

STATE HIGHWAY 2 – RESEALING NORTH OF MASTERTON 16-17 NOVEMBER 2022
We would like to advise of daytime chip sealing work scheduled for Wednesday 16 November and Thursday 17 November on State Highway 2 north and south of Lennies Road, weather permitting.

Chip sealing work will take place on Wednesday 16 November under stop/go traffic control and a temporary reduced speed limit. On Thursday 17 November, the focus will be on settling the new seal into the road with a reduced speed limit to keep vehicles and the new road surface safe.

Ngā mihi nui.

TITOKI STREET RESERVOIR WATER SHUTDOWN
There will be a trial shutdown to replace faulty valves at the Titoki Street reservoir.
The planned shutdown will happen at 10:30 pm on Monday 14th November 2022.
Water will be back on as soon as possible once the shutdown is achieved.
💧 This trial shutdown may affect all households in Lansdowne.
💧 Titoki, Manuka and Fifth Street, as well as the smaller surrounding streets may experience no water.
💧 All other streets in Lansdowne may experience low pressure.
Thank you for your patience as we complete this work.

 GRAZING LICENCE AVAILABLE BY TENDER

Corner of Te Whiti Road and Nursery Road 

Tenders are called for a grazing license of 11.60 hectares (more or less) of flat land for a term of three years commencing 1st December 2022. 

Conditions and tender documents can be uplifted from the reception at Masterton District Council 161 Queen Street Masterton, by telephoning 06 3706300 or emailing [email protected]  

All tenders submitted are to be in the form specified in the Tender documents. 

THE HIGHEST OR ANY TENDER MAY NOT  NECESSARILY BE ACCEPTED 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY 

TENDERS CLOSE at the Council Offices 161 Queen Street at 4.00PM on 16th November 2022

 

Public notice pursuant to Clause 7 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991

Notification of Summary of Decisions Requested for Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change to the Operative Wairarapa Combined District Plan (2011).

Masterton District Council gives notice of a Summary of Decisions Requested for the Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change to the Operative Wairarapa Combined District Plan (2011).

The private plan change seeks to:

  • Rezone 14.7836ha of land located at State Highway 2, Lansdowne, Masterton (legally described as Lot 3 DP 516269, Lot 36 DP 429991, Lot 1 DP 69308 and Part Lot 9 DP 65445 held in Record of Title 804394) from Rural (Primary Production) Zone to Residential Zone; and also
  • Introduce additional site-specific District Plan provisions for the future development of an approximately 9ha retirement village within part of the land rezoned Residential.

The Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change was notified on 31 August 2022, with a deadline for making submissions of 28 September 2022. This deadline was subsequently extended to 29 September 2022 as a result of the unanticipated Queen’s Memorial public holiday. A total of 10 submissions were received within the submission period. All of these submissions are summarised in the Summary of Decisions Requested.

The date and time for closing of further submissions is 4:00pm Wednesday 17 November 2022. Please refer to the information about making a further submission (below).

Viewing the Summary of Decisions Requested for the Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change

The Summary of Decisions Requested for the Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change to the Operative Combined Wairarapa District Plan (2011), including related documentation, may be inspected at:

  • Masterton District Council’s public offices at 161 Queen Street, Masterton, and Waiata House, 27 Lincoln Road, Masterton.
  • Masterton District Library at 54 Queen Street, Masterton.
  • Masterton District Council’s website mstn.govt.nz under the ‘Public Notices’ section on the following webpage link Public Notices – Masterton District Council (mstn.govt.nz). Place the link into your web browser and scroll down to Public Notices and click on the link for Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change.

Making a Further Submission

The following persons may make a further submission, in the prescribed form (Form 6 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees, and Procedure) Regulations 2003), which is available on the Council’s website:

  • any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; and
  • any person that has an interest in the proposed policy statement or plan greater than the interest that the general public has; and
  • the local authority itself.

A further submission must be limited to a matter in support of or in opposition to the relevant submission made and summarised in the Summary of Decisions Requested document. Submissions should be made in writing, in general accordance with Form 6. Full copies of all 10 submissions are available from:

  • Masterton District Council’s public offices at 161 Queen Street, Masterton, and Waiata House, 27 Lincoln Road, Masterton.
  • Masterton District Library at 54 Queen Street, Masterton.
  • Masterton District Council’s website at mstn.govt.nz.

Further submitters are required to serve a copy of their further submission on the person who made the original submission within 5 days of lodging the further submission with Council. Addresses for service of all submitters are available in the Summary of Decisions Requested document.

Further submissions may be made by sending a written or electonic further submission, and any supporting documents, to Masterton District Council at:

Postal address                                                Email address

Planning                                                          [email protected]

Masterton District Council

PO Box 444

Masterton

Public Participation Process

After the closing date for further submissions, Council will prepare a report and hold a hearing of the submissions. All persons who made a submission or further submission and who requested to be heard in support of their submissions will be advised of the dates, times and place of the hearing. The Council will make decisions on the submissions and further submissions, and any submitter or further submitter may appeal the decision of the Council on their submission to the Environment Court in accordance with the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991.

For further information regarding the Summary of Decisions Requested or making a further submission, please contact Megan Barr of 4Sight Consulting who is assisting the Council (phone: 021 468 108 or email: [email protected].

Christine Chong

Planning & Consents Manager – Masterton District Council

Date:  28 October 2022

RELATED DOCUMENTS

          

Masterton District Council

2022 Triennial Elections

DECLARATION OF RESULT

The final result for the Masterton District Council elections held on Saturday 8th October is as follows.

Mayoralty                                                                                                                              Votes Received

CAFFELL, Gary                              Masterton Matters                                                         5,455

BOWYER, Craig                              Masterton The Way You Want It                              1,335

HAYES, Jo                                                                                                                                            930

NIXON, Tina                                     Our District, Our Taxes, Our Decisions                   895

IZARD, William                               Independent                                                                         650

HAKEPA                                                                                                                                                    81

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                              26

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                                 213

Gary CAFFELL is declared elected.

 

Council – At Large (3 vacancies)                                                                                   Votes Received

HOLMES, David                                                                                                                                 4,810

LENNOX, Stella                               Next Generation Councillor                                       4,278

GOODWIN, Brent                            Reduce staff and Civic Centre costs                     4,028

 HARRISON, Hewitt                       Affordability and Accountability                               3,671

GARE, Brent (BG)                                                                                                                              3,460

RYAN, Sandy                                  Community at heart                                                          2,853

HULLAH, Drew                                Independent                                                                          983

HAKEPA                                                                                                                                                   447

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                                 37

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                                 240

Brent GOODWIN, David HOLMES and Stella LENNOX are declared elected.

 

Masterton/Whakaoriori General Ward (4 vacancies)                                         Votes Received

 JOHNSON, Bex                              A Voice For Our Community                                               5,753

* CAFFELL, Gary (Withdrawn)          Masterton Matters                                                         5,585

HULLENA, Tom                                                                                                                                         4,755

NELSON, Tim                                  Independent                                                                                4,292

BOWYER, Craig                              Masterton The Way You Want It                                         2,881

DICK, Graham                                 Progress not Procrastination                                              2,631

PETERSON, Chris                                                                                                                                      2,417

JAMES, Peter                                  Independent                                                                                 1,910

SORIANO, Ryan                                                                                                                                           1,487

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                                          16

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                                            82

(* Withdrawn as elected as Mayor)

Craig BOWYER, Tom HULLENA, Bex JOHNSON and Tim NELSON are declared elected.

 

Masterton Community Trust (6 vacancies)                                                                   Votes Received

JOHNSON, Bex                              A Voice For Our Community                                               6,641

GRIFFITHS, Lucy                                                                                                                                    6,429

SOUTHEY, Leanne                                                                                                                                 6,427

ANTONIO, Mena                             Good Decisions                                                                        5,711

TAUCHER, Karl                                                                                                                                        5,533

BASKERVILLE, Don                                                                                                                              4,222

WAITOA, Joanne                             For our people, for our planet                                        3,826

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                                         2

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                                        501

Mena ANTONIO, Don BASKERVILLE, Lucy GRIFFITHS, Bex JOHNSON, Leanne SOUTHEY and Karl TAUCHER are declared elected.

 

Masterton Trust Lands Trust (4 vacancies)                                                                   Votes Received

 JOHNSON, Bex                              A Voice For Our Community                                               4,751

KLOEG, Monique                                                                                                                                     4,152

BREWSTER, Christine                                                                                                                         4,070

MCCLYMONT, Isabella                                                                                                                          3,632

GOLLINS, Chris                                                                                                                                        3,131

INFORMAL                                                                                                                                                        3

BLANK VOTING PAPERS                                                                                                                       434

Christine BREWSTER, Bex JOHNSON, Monique KLOEG and Isabella MCCLYMONT are declared elected.

The voter return was 46.68%, being 9,400 votes, excluding special votes.

Elections were not required for the following positions.

Masterton/Whakaoriori Māori Ward (1 Vacancy)

As the number of nominations received did not exceed the number of vacancies, Marama TUUTA, is declared elected.

Montfort Trimble Foundation (2 Vacancies)

As the number of nominations received did not exceed the number of vacancies, Kirsty McCarthy and Grant PERRY are declared elected.

 

Warwick Lampp

Electoral Officer

Masterton District Council

13 October 2022

 

 

 

LABOUR WEEKEND ALCOHOL-FREE ZONE

Castlepoint and Riversdale Beach

Public Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Masterton District Council Alcohol Control Bylaw 2018 and Section 147 of the Local Government Act 2002 the Masterton District Council has placed a prohibition on the consumption or possession of intoxicating alcohol in the places and at the times listed below.

Time of prohibition

The prohibition on Alcohol will run from:

7pm Friday 21 October 2022 to 7am Saturday 22 October 2022

7pm Saturday 22 October 2022 to 7am Sunday 23 October 2022

7pm Sunday 23 October 2022 to 7am Monday 24 October 2022

Areas covered

During the period of prohibition, it will be an offence to be in possession of or consume any alcohol in the following areas.

Riversdale

Orui Station/Riversdale Road intersection, and along Riversdale Road to Riversdale township, Bodle Drive to the lagoon and including Riversdale Beach from the lagoon to the Southern Riversdale Reserve to the water’s edge. From Blue Pacific Parade and Bodle Drive intersection along Blue Pacific Parade to and including the Southern Riversdale Reserve including the beach to the water’s edge.

From Riversdale Road and Pinedale Crescent intersection along Pinedale Crescent to the intersection with Blue Pacific Parade.

The southern terrace off Palm Parade and the middle terrace off Pinedale Crescent, being Rochdale Road, Otaraia Road, Bull Lane, Tama Road, Pukeko Place and Knoyle Road.

This includes all public places, public parks and accessways into the defined area where the prohibition will be extended to.

Castlepoint

From the Castlepoint motorcamp to the Castlepoint lagoon, including Jetty Road and Castlepoint Beach, to the water’s edge. From in front of the motorcamp to the Castlepoint lagoon, including Castlepoint Reserve. Also including Guthrie and Balfour Crescents and all public roads and places to which the public have access within the township of Castlepoint.

Offences

A $250 infringement notice can be served by a constable, or a person who is convicted of an offence against a bylaw is liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000.

 

Powers of arrest, search, and seizure – Section 169

(2) A constable may, without warrant —

(a) for the purpose of ascertaining whether alcohol is present, search —

(i) a container (for example, a bag, case, package, or parcel) in the possession of a person who is in, or entering, a restricted place; or

                (ii) a vehicle that is in, or is entering, a restricted place:

(b) seize and remove any alcohol (and its container) that is in a restricted place in breach of an alcohol ban:

(c) arrest any person whom the constable finds committing an offence:

(d) arrest any person who has refused to comply with a request by a constable

                (i) to leave a restricted place; or

(ii) to surrender to a constable any alcohol that, in breach of an alcohol ban is in the person’s possession.

(3) Alcohol or a container seized under subsection (2)(b) is forfeited to the Crown if the person from whom the alcohol or container is seized pays the infringement fee.

 

Conditions relating to power of search – Section 170

(1) Before exercising the power of search under section 169(2)(a) in relation to a container or a vehicle, a constable must —

(a) inform the person in possession of the container or the vehicle, as the case may be, that he or she has the opportunity of removing the container or the vehicle from the public place; and

(b) provide the person with a reasonable opportunity to remove the container or the vehicle, as the case may be, from the public place.

 

AMENDMENTS TO THE WAIRARAPA CONSOLIDATED BYLAW 2019: PART 10, TRAFFIC BYLAW SCHEDULES

The following public notice is to advise that at its meeting held on 14 September 2022 (refer Report 120/22 and minutes 135/22) Masterton District Council resolved to make amendments to the following schedules of the Wairarapa Consolidated Bylaw, Part 10: Traffic Bylaw Schedule:

  • Schedule 2F1: No Stopping Areas on Streets, and
  • Schedule 2I: Bus Stops

For more information, go to: mstn.govt.nz/bylaws

Further Notice of Election and Declaration of Elected Candidates 

 Nominations have closed for the 2022 triennial local authority elections.  Listed below are details of the confirmed candidates for Masterton District Council. 

 Where elections are required, they will be conducted by postal voting using the First Past the Post electoral system. Voting will open on Friday 16 September 2022 and will close at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2022. 

 Mayor (1 vacancy) 

  • BOWYER, Craig               (Masterton The Way You Want It) 
  • CAFFELL, Gary                (Masterton Matters) 
  • HAKEPA 
  • HAYES, Jo 
  • IZARD, William                 (Independent) 
  • NIXON, Tina                       (Our District, Our Taxes, Our Decisions) 

 Council – At Large (3 Vacancies) 

  • GARE, Brent (BG) 
  • GOODWIN, Brent            (Reduce staff and Civic Centre costs) 
  • HAKEPA 
  • HARRISON, Hewitt          (Affordability and Accountability) 
  • HOLMES, David 
  • HULLAH, Drew                 (Independent) 
  • LENNOX, Stella                (Next Generation Councillor) 
  • RYAN, Sandy                    (Community at heart) 

 Masterton/Whakaoriori General Ward (4 Vacancies) 

  • BOWYER, Craig               (Masterton The Way You Want It) 
  • CAFFELL, Gary                (Masterton Matters) 
  • DICK, Graham                   (Progress not Procrastination) 
  • HULLENA, Tom 
  • JAMES, Peter                    (Independent) 
  • JOHNSON, Bex                (A Voice for Our Community) 
  • NELSON, Tim                    (Independent) 
  • PETERSON, Chris 
  • SORIANO, Ryan 

Masterton Community Trust (6 Vacancies) 

  • ANTONIO, Mena              (Good Decisions) 
  • BASKERVILLE, Don 
  • GRIFFITHS, Lucy 
  • JOHNSON, Bex                 (A Voice for Our Community) 
  • SOUTHEY, Leanne 
  • TAUCHER, Karl 
  • WAITOA, Joanne             (For our people, for our planet) 

 Masterton Trust Lands Trust (4 Vacancies) 

  • BREWSTER, Christine 
  • GOLLINS, Chris 
  • JOHNSON, Bex                (A Voice for Our Community) 
  • KLOEG, Monique 
  • MCCLYMONT, Isabella 

The following nominations were also received where the number of nominations did not exceed the available vacancies. 

 Masterton/Whakaoriori Māori Ward (1 Vacancy) 

  • TUUTA, Marama 

 As the number of nominations received did not exceed the number of vacancies, Marama TUUTA, is elected unopposed. 

 Montfort Trimble Foundation (2 Vacancies) 

  • McCARTHY, Kirsty 
  • PERRY, Grant 

 As the number of nominations received did not exceed the number of vacancies, Kirsty McCARTHY and Grant PERRY are elected unopposed. 

 Enrolment and Special Voting Arrangements 

 Masterton District Council residents who are not listed on the final electoral roll for these elections can enrol by calling 0800 36 76 56, visiting the Electoral Commission website: www.vote.nz, by texting your name and address to 3676 to get a form sent to you, or by email request to [email protected] up to 4pm on Friday 7 October 2022. 

 Masterton District Council ratepayers who are not listed on the final electoral roll for these elections can obtain enrolment forms from the Masterton District Council at 27 Lincoln Rd and 161 Queen St, Masterton to 4pm on Friday 7 October 2022.  Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made online: www.electionz.com/ratepayer. 

 Special voting documents will be available from Friday 16 September to Friday 7 October 2022 at the Council offices at 27 Lincoln Rd or 161 Queen St, Masterton during normal opening hours, and from 9am to 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2022 at the Council office at 27 Lincoln Road. 

 If time allows, special voting documents can be posted out directly to electors.  The completed voting paper, however, must be in the hands of the Electoral Officer by 12 noon Saturday 8 October 2022. 

Warwick Lampp 

Electoral Officer – Masterton District Council 

PO Box 3138 Christchurch 8140 

[email protected]  

0800 666 048 

www.mstn.govt.nz 

Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change

Form 4 Public notice of a Private Plan Change pursuant to Clauses 5, 16A, and 21 of Schedule 1, Resource Management Act 1991

Masterton District Council has accepted a private plan change to the Operative Wairarapa Combined District Plan (2011) from Welhom Developments Limited. The private plan change seeks to:

  • Rezone 14.7836ha of land located at State Highway 2, Lansdowne, Masterton (legally described as Lot 3 DP 516269, Lot 36 DP 429991, Lot 1 DP 69308 and Part Lot 9 DP 65445 held in Record of Title 804394) from Rural (Primary Production) Zone to Residential Zone; and also
  • Introduce additional site-specific District Plan provisions for the future development of an approximately 9ha retirement village within part of the land rezoned Residential.

Plan change documents may be downloaded from Masterton District Council’s website www.mstn.govt.nz under the ‘Public Notices’ section on the following webpage link Public Notices – Masterton District Council (mstn.govt.nz). Place the link into your web browser and scroll down to Public Notices and click on the link for Welhom Developments Limited Private Plan Change.

Plan change documents may also be inspected at Masterton District Council’s public office at 161 Queen Street, Masterton, and Waiata House, 27 Lincoln Road, Masterton, between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday until the closing date for submissions. If you have any questions about the plan change, please contact [email protected] or call Megan Barr on 021 468 108.

Any person may make a submission on the plan change but, a person who is a trade competitor of the person who made the request may do so only if that person is directly affected by an effect of the plan or change that-

  • adversely affects the environment; and
  • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission, and any supporting documents, to Masterton District Council at:

Postal address                                                Email address

Planning                                                          [email protected]

Masterton District Council

PO Box 444

Masterton

The submission must be on Form 5 – Submission on notified proposal for policy statement or plan, change or variation and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission. Copies of Form 5 – Submission on notified proposal for policy statement or plan, change or variation are available from Masterton District Council offices or can be downloaded from the Masterton District Council website.

A copy of any submission must also be sent to the following address for service of the applicant (as soon as reasonably practicable after service of the submission to the Council), either by written postal copy or emailed copy:

Welhom Developments Limited

c/- Building Block Planning Limited

8A Travancore Street

Island Bay

Wellington 6023

Attention: Mitch Lewandowski

Email: [email protected]

Submissions close at 4:00pm on 28 September 2022

The process for public participation in the consideration of the plan change under the Act is as follows:

  • after the closing date for submissions, Masterton District Council must prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the availability of this summary and where the summary and submissions can be inspected; and
  • there must be an opportunity for the following persons to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made:
    • any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest:
    • any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the general public has:
    • the local authority itself; and
  • if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held; and
  • Masterton District Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within 2 years of notifying the proposal and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time; and
  • any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal against the decision on the proposal to the Environment Court if,—
    • in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the proposal; and
    • in the case of a proposal that is a proposed policy statement or plan, the appeal does not seek the withdrawal of the proposal as a whole.

Christine Chong

Planning & Consents Manager – Masterton District Council

Date:  31 August 2022

Submission Form (DOC, 25KB) 

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NOTICE OF 2022 TRIENNIAL LOCAL AUTHORITY ELECTIONS

 

The following elections will be held by postal vote on Saturday 8 October 2022.

Masterton District Council

(First Past the Post electoral system)

Election of the mayor

Election of four councillors for the Masterton/Whakaoriori General Ward

Election of one councillor for the Masterton/Whakaoriori Māori Ward

Election of three councillors at large

Election of six members for the Masterton Community Trust

Election of four members for the Masterton Trust Lands Trust

Election of two members for the Montfort Trimble Foundation

Candidate names will be listed in alphabetical order on the voting papers.

Nominations

Nominations for the listed positions open on Friday 15 July 2022 and must be made on the appropriate nomination form for each position. Nomination forms and a candidate information handbook can be found either on the Masterton District Council website, or by request to the electoral officer via the contact options listed below. Completed nomination documents must be received by the electoral officer no later than 12noon on Friday 12 August 2022. Each nomination must be accompanied by a deposit of $200 incl GST, payable by eftpos, cash or on-line banking (see candidate handbook for requirements).

Candidates are encouraged to submit a candidate profile statement and colour photograph with their nomination, for sending out with voting documents to electors. The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate handbook which is available with the nomination forms. All nomination documents must be lodged together.

Electoral Rolls

Preliminary electoral rolls for these elections can be inspected at the following locations during office hours from Friday 15 July 2022 to Friday 12 August 2022.

  • Masterton District Council office, 161 Queen Street, Masterton
  • Masterton Public Library, 54 Queen Street, Masterton
  • Castlepoint Store, Castlepoint
  • Riversdale Store, Riversdale

Electors may enrol or amend their enrolment details on the residential electoral roll by contacting the Electoral Commission:

  • Online at www.vote.nz
  • By texting your name and address to 3676 to get a form sent to you
  • By calling 0800 36 76 56 to ask for a form to be sent to you
  • By email request to [email protected]

Updates to the preliminary electoral roll close at 5pm on Friday 12 August 2022 

Applications for registration as a ratepayer elector are to be made on the non-resident ratepayer elector enrolment form available wherever copies of the electoral rolls are displayed and must be returned to the Masterton District Council electoral officer before 5pm Friday 12 August 2022. Online applications for ratepayer elector registration can also be made through the non-resident ratepayer portal: www.electionz.com/ratepayer 

Warwick Lampp

Electoral Officer – Masterton District Council

Masterton District Council, 161 Queen Street, Masterton 5810

0800 666 048

[email protected]

Temporary Restriction on Car Parking at the Library and former Departmental Building (Chapel Street) allocated to Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic.

The following public notice is to advise that further temporary amendments have been made to the Wairarapa Consolidated Bylaw, Part 10: Traffic Bylaw Schedule, Schedule 2Q: Temporary restriction on use of parking spaces

Location: 31 parking spaces (as per signage) at the Library and the former Departmental Building Car Park

Period of restrictions: Extended until Thursday 30 June 2022

The amendment to Schedule 2Q is extending the date of restriction from 21 May 2021 – 31 March 2022 to 21 May 2021 – 30 June 2022 on the use of the Council owned car parking spaces at the Library and the former Departmental Building carpark (Chapel Street) allocated to COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic visitors.

For more information, go to our Bylaws page.

Final Representation Arrangements – 2022 Local Elections

On 13 November 2021 the Masterton District Council gave public notice of its final proposal for representation arrangements for Masterton District Council for at least the local elections to be held on 8 October 2022. Notification of the right to appeal or object was also given. No valid appeals or objections were received in respect of the resolution, therefore the representation arrangements for the Masterton District Council’s 2022 local elections will be the same as in the final proposal:

Council Representation

The Council will be made up of eight members elected from two wards and at large, and the mayor. The community of interest is the Masterton District.

Masterton/Whakaoriori General Ward
4 councillors
Elected by: Electors district-wide on the general electoral roll

Masterton/Whakaoriori Māori Ward
1 councillors
Elected by: Electors district-wide on the Māori electoral roll

At large
3 councillors
Elected by: Electors district-wide on either the general electoral roll or the Māori electoral roll

The Mayor is elected at large.

Community Board Representation

No community boards are to be established.

Further Information

Any queries regarding the Council’s decision should be directed to Tania Madden:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 06 370 6300
Postal address: 161 Queen Street, PO Box 444, Masterton 5840

David Hopman – Chief Executive
5 March 2022

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