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Our draft feedback to the Government on its Three Waters Reform proposals is now available to view.

Chief executive Geoff Hamilton has written a draft letter to be sent to the Department of Internal Affairs on behalf of the Council, outlining its extensive feedback on the current proposal. This will be tabled for discussion at the Council’s public Policy and Strategy committee meeting on Wednesday 29 September. Mayor Greg Lang and Mr Hamilton have also written a letter to be sent to all Carterton ratepayers summarising the response and detailing the Council’s position. This will be sent out following Wednesday’s meeting.

To read the meeting agenda, report to the committee, draft feedback to DIA and summary letter for residents click here

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Our draft feedback to the Government on its Three Waters Reform proposals is now available to view.

Chief Executive Geoff Hamilton has written a draft letter to be sent to the Department of Internal Affairs on behalf of the Council, outlining its extensive feedback on the current proposal. This will be tabled for discussion at the Council’s public Policy and Strategy committee meeting on Wednesday 29 September. Mayor Greg Lang and Mr Hamilton have also written a letter to be sent to all Carterton ratepayers summarising the response and detailing the Council’s position. This will be sent out following Wednesday’s meeting.

To read the meeting agenda, report to the committee, draft feedback to DIA and summary letter for residents visit www.cdc.govt.nz/threewaters

Our feedback to DIA is broken down into the following categories:
✅Things we agree with
⚠️Things that need further work
❌Things that we do not agree with.

Important things to note:
👫We want to consult the community before considering the transfer of 3 water assets.
📢The Government has not indicated they will provide our communities an opportunity to be heard through public consultation and their advertising was a poorly considered public information campaign and not of the standard of public consultation that our communities expect.
❓We feel the proposal is very high level and has a number of elements that are still to be decided. It is not clear if the proposed reforms will leave our ratepayers better, or worse off.
⌚️More time should be taken to better understand the options, consider alternatives, consult with our communities and clarify the impacts these proposals will have. The speed of these reforms has limited the ability to consider any alternative options.
🌏The model ignores the impact of climate change
❌The combined effect of the reforms and ongoing legislation changes may result in significant, unintended consequences for Councils and the communities we serve
🔨We would like to ensure that projects our community view as high priority are also given high priority by the new proposed entities in a transparent and public way.
📢We are concerned about the loss of local voice with such a significant consolidation of representation with the new proposed entities
😡Currently, people can escalate Council decisions they feel are incorrect to the Ombudsman. The reform proposals do not contain any such escalation. We want assurance there will be accountability and a framework for dispute resolution with any proposed new entities.
👷We want assurance that staffing resources stay within our District.
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Well this is pretty exciting! The reserve around clocktower is looking amazing 🙂🙂🙂 We will be holding an official opening once we have installed the plaques for Mick Rayner and Jenny Henson.
There's still some more work to do but we encourage people to now enjoy the beautiful timber seating, the planting and trees which will grow to provide natural shade. We're also stoked at how accessibility friendly it is 🙂
A big thanks to our Parks and Reserves team, Tom Conwell and Carterton Lions for all your help making this connected community space become a reality
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Looks wonderful and how special that it recognises two wonderful Carterton achievers💕 Thankyou to all of you who have been involved. JB

Looks awesome will be sure to use this great work by the council

A massive effort and geez it's been so worth it. Well done team, it really looks ace. Thanks 5 Jaffas for sure.

What a lovely clean and clear area. Looks 100% better. Well done to all the people involved.

Amazing project CDC. Parks and Reserves. Thanks to Lions Club. So pleased to see two amazing Carterton people recognised. 💖👏🏻

Well done everyone! Looks like it's going to be a real asset to the town's look and feel, and in such a key spot.

Congratulations, everyone involved. I walked past it today. Casual leisure space like this is so precious in a town centre. It has big social cohesion and crime deterrence benefits.

It'l be time for a new paint job on that clock soon.

A fantastic Hamish Moorhead design. Such a great space to develop. Well done to everyone who has been involved.

Such a nice job!! Moved away in 2013 but still think of Carterton as home ❤️

Gorgeous nice to have so much seating. Well done 👏

Needs some Morris dancers...

Thank you CDC - wonderful asset for the town!

Looks amazing, clean simple. Time for a takeout coffee.

Looking gorgeous! Such an improvement

Tom “Da Bomb” Conwell!! Tom Conwell

Amazing work everyone!! Great to have some more public seating and greenery in our town center 😊

Looks so great!

Wow a great job.

Lovely job, will enjoy sitting there😊😊

Looks great!

Brilliant

Love it.

Awesome work

Great work cdc

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THREE WATERS REFORM:
What has Central Government asked of Councils and when will the public get a say?

* All Councils have been given until 1 October to review the information on the Government’s current proposals, including their $2.5 billion support package, and to provide feedback.
* THIS IS NOT A DEADLINE FOR MAKING A DECISION. At this stage, we still believe Councils can opt out of being part of the new entities but this hasn’t been confirmed yet.
* We will be tabling our feedback to DIA for discussion between Policy and Strategy Committee members at the 26 September public meeting. This meeting will be livestreamed and the report made publicly available.
* We will make our final copy of our feedback to DIA publicly available from 1 October.

Local authorities have been asked to do the following (which helped shape our feedback):
1. Understand the key features of the proposed model and how it is intended to work.
2. Apply the proposed model to our circumstances for today and the next 30 years
3. Consider the model in terms of service, finance and funding, workforce, delivery and capability and social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being.

Any new updates will be available on our website at cdc.govt.nz/threewaters/
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Insert nursery rhyme here

Nice to see something fun and bring a smile to faces 🤪😜

I watched it for at least 10 minutes and it didn't run up the clock 😭😭

Linda James look at the clock

Very cool

Love it 😀

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Ka hari te Paraire!

Greg Lang - Mayor of Carterton and Geoff Hamilton, Chief Executive of Te Kaunihera-ā-rohe O Taratahi/ Carterton District Council, share their mihi and Te Reo Māori journeys to close Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori.

Visit our Video playlist on this page, or follow the link in the comments.

Kia pai tō wiki mutunga!

#ReoMāor #KiaKahaTeReoMāor #TeWikiOTeReoMāor #mymihi
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