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Welcome to the Manawatu District Council's dedicated consultation site. Public Consultations are your opportunity to give us feedback on a wide-variety of issues before they are finalised by Council. In some cases your feedback may be requested on several occasions before it is finalised.

We advertise through various mediums when a public consultation period is open. You can also check this site to see what we are currently consulting on.

Our staff are happy to assist with any questions you may have prior to making a submission. Their contact details will be listed with each issue.

We have the following topics available for consultation:

Proposal to name the Kowhai Park Rose Gardens

Council together with the Feilding and District Rose Society are seeking feedback on the proposal to name the Kowhai Park Rose Gardens “The Mason Family Rose Gardens”.

The proposal to name the Kowhai Park Rose Gardens “The Mason Family Rose Gardens”, is a fitting acknowledgement of the significant contribution the family have made to the rose sector, being recognised nationally and internationally for their contributions.

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Draft Economic Development Strategy

The Manawatū District Council has been working hard to achieve a prosperous future for our District to 2028 and beyond. The establishment of a practical framework with clear actions has been created to guide and direct our actions.

The draft Economic Development Strategy ‘Growing Manawatū’ articulates Council’s economic development vision for 2028, and the actions Council will take together with our community and partners to achieve the best possible future for the people of the Manawatū District.

Our economic objectives build on our outstanding attributes of land, infrastructure and location. Utilising these strengths, our actions focus on supporting the economy in areas where investment and collective action can make the most difference; growing business and employment, and growing skills and capability.

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Amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 Fees and Charges

The Resource Management Act promotes the sustainable management of natural and physical resources in a way, or at a rate, which enables people and communities to provide for their social, economic, and cultural well-being and for their health and safety. This is achieved through and application and consent process.

District Planning Services charges enable Manawatu District Council to recover the costs of processing applications. Recent amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 have created additional activities which require associated charges. Prior to fixing fees under Section 36 of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Council is required to consult on the proposed fees.

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Plan Change 52 & 55

Decisions of the Hearing Committee

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Updated: 26 June 2017 - Three appeals have been received on Plan Change 55, click here for more information.

Plan Change 60

Decisions of the Hearing Committee and Requiring Authorities

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