Have Your Say
Last updated: 19 Feb, 2024 03:12pm
Consultation & Engagement
About Consultation & Engagement
What is Have Your Say?
Have Your Say is your chance to make your voice heard.
As a Council, we work to serve the community. To ensure we meet the needs of Carterton residents, we need to hear from you!
Choose one of the consultations below. We look forward to hearing your views and suggestions!
Our Engagement Process
Council undertakes ‘engagement’ when we provide opportunities for the public to participate in Council projects, plans and proposals.
Usually, this is in the form of us asking for your thoughts, ideas and preferences on an upcoming project, plan or proposal e.g. a Long Term Plan.
We see engagement as a genuine dialogue with our communities.
Good, thorough and meaningful engagement helps us make better, more sustainable and inclusive decisions that lead to the changes you want to see in your community.
How does engagement work?
Council’s Significance and Engagement Policy sets the rules for how Council and the community will determine how significant particular proposals or decisions are, and when and how the community will be engaged in making decisions.
Before making a decision, Council considers all feedback, along with advice from our team and other relevant information. Once a decision has been made, that decision, along with relevant reports, will be available on this website.
Other ways to have your say
Speak to your Mayor & Councillors: Your elected members are available to discuss your ideas, issues or concerns. Contact them today.
Speak at forums & meetings: Contact our Democratic Services team, who can help direct you to the best meeting to address. Council is not able to make a decision on your presentation but may refer your issue to staff for further report.
Talk to us at an event: Keep an eye out on when Elected Members and Council staff will be out and about in your community.
Sign up to our updates: Join our mailing list and we will keep you informed of what’s happening at Council.
Alternatively you can email us at email@example.com.
What is the difference between consultation and engagement?
Engagement is the practice of actively bringing community or public voices into decisions that affect or interest them. Consultation is one type of engagement, with a legal definition and statutory obligations for local government. Read our Significance and Engagement Policy for more information.
Principles of consultation
Section 82 of the Local Government Act outlines the principles of consultation.
Open Consultation & Engagement Opportunities
Wairarapa’s three district councils have opened a month of consultation on proposed updates to their joint gambling policy which would prevent any increase in gaming machines (pokies) and limit movement of existing machines, while preventing the set-up of any...
𝟒 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 - 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐊𝐢𝐰𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 Below is a letter Council received today from Kiwirail: As you know, KiwiRail recently put forward a proposal to improve all 30 level crossings on the Wairarapa Line. We mentioned that some crossings...
KiwiRail recently hosted two meetings at the Carterton Events Centre to share updates and collect feedback on its proposals to close four level crossings in Carterton: Rhodes Street, Pembroke Street, Victoria Street , and Brooklyn Road. KiwiRail said it has...
KiwiRail is hosting two meetings at the Carterton Events Centre to share further information and collect feedback on its proposals to close level crossings on the Wairarapa Line. The meetings will take place at: 12.30pm Monday 29 May 6.30pm, Wednesday 31 May A...
21 November 2023 Thank you to everyone who made a submission on our Rates Review consultation, and to those who spoke at the public hearings today. The full report and public submissions are available at...
A range of road speed limits will change in Carterton District after Council adopted the new Speed Management Plan on October 25. The full range of speeds is available at our dedicated Speed Limit Changes page.
The Proposed Wairarapa Combined District Plan will be formally notified and made open for public submissions on Wednesday 11 October 2023. A District Plan sets out rules for land use and subdivision in Wairarapa. It must provide for growth balanced against a...
6 October 2023 Consultation opens soon. You can have your say from 9 October – 9 November 2023 What is the Future Development Strategy? The Wairarapa-Wellington-Horowhenua Future Development Strategy (the Strategy) sets out how we plan to deliver...
|Public Hearings Meeting: Ten Year Plan 2021-2031 submissions
A pdf format version of the agenda for the Carterton District Council Ten Year Plan 2021-2031 public hearings.
|February 19, 2024
|Statement of Proposal: Carterton District Council Revenue and Finance Policy [rates] Review 2023
A pdf version of the Statement of Proposal for a consultation on a review of the Carterton District Council Revenue and Finance Policy [rates], dated October 2023.
|October 26, 2023
|Speed Management Plan Technical Report for Carterton District
A pdf format version of the Speed Management Plan Technical Report for Carterton District.
|June 23, 2023
|Draft CDC/SWDC Interim Speed Management Plan
A pdf format version of the Draft Interim Speed Management Plan for Carterton and South Wairarapa District Councils, from June 2023.
|June 23, 2023
|Consultation Document: Proposal for Freedom Camping Bylaw; Revocation of Reserve Status; Disposal of 29 Holloway St
A document containing information and public submission information on the proposals for a Carterton District Freedom Camping Bylaw; Revocation of Reserve Status for 583 Belvedere Rd; and Disposal of 29 Holloway St.
|June 2, 2023
|Significance and Engagement Policy
A pdf version of the Carterton District Council Significance and Engagement Policy, updated June 2021.
|June 26, 2021