Comments on the HDC Annual Plan 2020/2021

HDC Annual Plan 2020/2021 Have Your Say linked to information about the consultation on the Horowhenua District Council Annual Plan, which was drafted before Covid-19 turned our lives upside down.

Having looked through the documents we linked to I’d like to draw your attention to the following:

  • Page 7:

    Key projects for the year ahead Council will focus on, alongside business as usual include:

    Adopting the Horowhenua Integrated Transport Strategy and getting to work on many projects, including: advocating for more public transport options; a refurbished train station; connecting shared pathways; and, starting the process of working with NZTA as we plan for the Ōtaki to North of Levin expressway to be built.

  • Pages 39 and 40 (recycling):

    Providing kerbside recycling, recycling stations, refuse bag collection, operation of waste transfer stations, Levin landfill, and monitoring closed landfills.


    Waste transfer and recycling stations have a minimal impact on the immediate and surrounding environment

    The number of complaints provides an indication of the quality of the service provided. This measure also provides data that highlights problems requiring attention, such as the need for maintenance, repair, upgrading, or new infrastructure.

  • Pages 45 and 50: looking after reserves and toilets (no problems for us) and general line items for public toilets renewals and repairs. We expect our toilet block to have significant upgrades soon as discussions were already underway. See Toilet block update March 2020.
  • Page 51: line item for Waikawa Beach Pedestrian Bridge upgrades. The Council had told us major upgrades are expected in the next few years.

Last summer there was concern about the recycling station and its location at Hank Edwards Reserve. If you have opinions on that then it would be an appropriate time to feed them through the Annual Plan consultation. While the plan mentions odour complaints perhaps noise complaints should also be specified.

Have Your Say. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday 24 April 2020.

Council recycling goal.
Council recycling goal.

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