Have Your Say

Last updated: 05 May, 2024 09:10pm


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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 info@cdc.govt.nz.

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

Closed Initiatives

Recent closed Council consultation and engagement opportunities.
Representation Review open for feedback

Representation Review open for feedback

We're seeking your input on Carterton's representation arrangement. Every six years, councils must review how communities are represented in the makeup of their Council. Carterton District Council's latest review is now open for community feedback. The representation...

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Consultation Documents

DRAFT CDC Long Term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document

March 25, 2024
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