Waimea Dam Public Consultation 16 Nov

Many thanks again to all who attended our public consultation meeting yesterday. The meeting was well attended and ran for two and a half hours. The Council presentation was followed by lively discussion.

Questions fielded by the meeting and answered by Council representatives King, McKenzie, and Drummond included issues such as:

  • financing details
  • the ongoing consultation process
  • earthquake risks
  • revenue to be gained from the dam
  • dam refill rates
  • perceived 'fairness' of benefits of the dam
  • the intended design life of the dam
  • hydro-electric power generation

...and many more.

TDC: The Way Forward for the Waimea Community Dam

From the TDC news feed:

The Tasman District Council has released the letter that provides the agreed way forward for the current community consultation on the Waimea Community Dam. Waimea Irrigators Ltd (WIL)and Crown Irrigation Investments Ltd (CIIL) as the co-signatories have agreed to the release.

The "Process Letter" sets out the undertakings that the three parties have made to each other.  While the letter does not commit the parties to achieve the milestones or to undertake the project, it does enable the partners, the Council and WIL to move forward with the project with the support of CIIL.

Council’s CEO Lindsay McKenzie said he was pleased that the letter had been released because it sets the scene for council’s current round of community consultation.

Read the full TDC article here.

To have your say, attend your local community consultation meeting on Thursday 16 November, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

Public Meeting - TDC Consultation on Waimea Dam

Tasman District Council representatives will come to visit the Moutere for consultation on the proposed Waimea Community Dam.

The consultation will be focused on the benefits and costs of the project on ratepayers and water users throughout the District, and how the dam will be managed.

Join us at the Public Meeting on Thursday 16 November, 7 pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre.

Have your say on the dam proposal - it is a huge project which will affect everybody in the district.

AGM 2017 - Report

Thanks to all who attended our AGM last week. Our three ward councillors were present and TDC staff Brian McManus and Giles Griffith reported on transportation issues and river works in the area.

Overall, we had around 50 visitors, making for a lively discussion when the three parliamentary candidates, Damien O'Connor (Labour), Maureen Pugh (National), and Claire Holley (GOdsownNZ) made their presentations.

At this meeting, we also confirmed our new Chair Faris Mali and new Deputy Chair James Stradling and the remaining committee and officers of the Moutere Hills Residents Association.

The full minutes of this meeting are available here.

Proposed Footpath Outside MHCC

The MHRA is proposing the construction of a formed footpath for pedestrian and bicycle use along the Moutere Highway between the Moutere Hills Community Centre and the Country Kids Preschool.

We want to create better access to the Community Centre for anybody travelling to the centre by foot or bike from the direction of Kelling Road.

This short section of footpath can also be connected to other possible footpaths or bike paths in the future.

We invite you to have your say on this proposal:

  • Do you support the construction of footpaths like this one?
  • Do you have any concerns to raise or suggestions to make?

Come to the AGM on Wednesday 20 September, 7pm at the Moutere Hills Community Centre to learn more.