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Day 2 of Elf being stealth

Hark! The little Elfy sings
Glory to his newfound wings
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***Council takes another step towards fulfilling its environmental strategy with purchase of 85-hectare farm***

Carterton District Council has an unconditional agreement to purchase an 85-hectare parcel of land adjacent to its new wastewater reservoirs at Daleton Farm that could see the expansion of its strategy to remove the discharge of treated wastewater into waterways.

☑️The opportunity to purchase additional land in an ideal location adjoining the current Council-owned facilities recently became a reality and this is a rare opportunity to improve our level of service.

☑️ It will provide us with the option to discharge to an additional 85 hectares – an area big enough to fulfil our strategy during the consented irrigation window.
It’s important to note that the purchase does not commit us to expanding the land-based discharge strategy, merely provides us with options.

☑️ We will be seeking community input on whether further expansion should occur, outlining the costs and benefits of doing so. Public consultation around the purchase and the future use of the land will occur in April 2024 as part of our Long-Term Plan process.

☑️ The Government’s Affordable Waters Reform programme in its current state proposes significant changes to Council’s ownership and operations of three waters assets. However, with a change in Government, it is unclear whether the reforms will take place as currently proposed. We hope to get more clarity around the Affordable Waters Reforms before March so we can give an indication on how we plan to fund this purchase, and to the extent it will impact ratepayers.

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That is called planning for the future. Would it have happened if all the councils had merged. I don't think so. South Wairarapa performance at Martinborough would indicate it wouldn't.

Purchased without a plan on how to pay for it. Ooh i know, the ratepayers can pay for it.

What was the per Ha price you paid for that? bet the previous owner of that land is laughing all the way to AUS

Elf not on a shelf being stealth

Day 1 - Where am I?
Hint: I'm having a blooming great time looking at this piece of public art
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Correct, Carrington Park, back of the tennis club

Great game. Good humour. In Canada we have:

Definitely Carrington park by the tennis courts how fun!

Love this! Looks like Carrington Park to me <3

Carrington park

Wild Oats

Carrington Park by the tennis club

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