Don’t forget! Reserves Management Plan Submissions Close 23 May
Porirua City Reserves Management Plan submissions close next week. Have we got it right? Have your say about how we manage our parks and reserves by making a submission by Thursday 23 May at 5 pm.
Local Alcohol Policy Issues Paper – join in the discussion!
The new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 has given New Zealand communities the opportunity to have a greater influence on the licensing of alcohol outlets in their area. On 1 May the Council released an issues paper that lays the foundation for developing a Local Alcohol Policy for Porirua. In it you will find discussion of the risks, harms and benefits of alcohol consumption in Porirua. We are asking for your ideas before we begin to draft the Policy. You can download the issues paper or pick up a copy from Porirua the libraries. You can also go to our trial consultation website Inspire Porirua and join in the discussion.
Options for regional governance - what happens next?
Over April and early May, Porirua City Council and other councils sought comments on a single council for the region with either one or two tiers of representation. The public consultation period for that has now closed.
The Working Party of the four councils (Porirua City, Kapiti Coast District, Wellington City and Greater Wellington region) is now considering the feedback and the councils will meet separately to consider and decide whether or not to support an application to the Local Government Commission in June.
To supplement the information gathered through submissions and public meetings, Porirua, Wellington and Kapiti are conducting surveys of their residents. In Porirua, the survey is running through May. For more information on the survey, visit the Local Government Reform Public Consultation page.
For more information on the two models that have been considered, visit the shared website, www.regionalreform.org.nz and our Local Government Reform News and Local Government Reform Public Consultation pages.