Nationwide Ratepayer Organisation to be Formed

This may be of interest to anyone paying rates and wondering who is there to keep an eye on government spending...

A convention in Nelson held over the weekend (of the 10th and 11th of November 2018) has agreed to establish a Federation of Ratepayer Associations of New Zealand, and has appointed a steering group to make that happen.

The meeting was attended by representatives of Resident and Ratepayer Associations from throughout NZ/Aotearoa. Hosted by the Nelson Ratepayers Association, Chairperson John Walker says, “the Conference was a huge success, as a national organisation is long overdue.”

The Steering Group will recommend a constitution to all Ratepayers Associations, for adoption early in 2019.

For more information refer to www.ratepayersandresidents.org.nz

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Active Transport Survey - Walk and Bike in Tasman?

Council is performing an online survey around alternative everyday transport - such as walking and cycling - in Tasman District. The survey takes about 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

This is your chance to have your say to influence future transport priorities in the district.

Please take some time to complete the survey - and forward to anyone who you think might be interested as well:

Click here to go to the survey

AGM 2018 - Minutes

Click here to read the minutes for our Annual General Meeting 2018.

This includes news on

  • Dovedale Water Scheme
  • Moutere Hills Community Pathway
  • Speed Limits on Local Roads
  • Road Maintenance

Thank you to CEO Janine Dowding and Dwayne Fletcher of TDC, as well as Crs Anne Turley and Dean McNamara for attending, and of course to all members and visitors.

The new association committee has been duly elected.

TDC: Waimea Dam Funding resumed

Following confidential negotiations TDC has now resumed planning for funding of the proposed Waimea Dam.

Meanwhile, a confidential report leading to the revised funding has been released by Council.

TDC: Waimea Community Dam Will Not Proceed

 

From the TDC News Feed:

The Tasman District Council has decided increased costs for the Waimea Community Dam are unaffordable for ratepayers, meaning the project in its current form will not proceed.

The Council today decided in principle not to fund 51% of a $23 million capital funding shortfall for the dam.

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne said the decision effectively meant the project would not proceed, as public consultation cannot occur before the deadline of 15 December when the Government will withdraw its funding for the dam of over $55 million. 

Click below to read more - including summer water restrictions will now come into effect.

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