Councillor Christine Mitchell, who attends all of our Waikawa Beach Ratepayers Association Committee meetings and fronts up very often at other meetings of concern to our community here, has praised our community in the Horowhenua Chronicle of Friday 22 June 2018:
One example of the power of the decision making process to inform Councillors’ decisions was when Waikawa Beach ratepayers explained why they had no need for water or sewage services. Councillors listened and have decided not to pursue feasibility studies there.
I would specifically like to commend the … Waikawa Beach ratepayer groups who presented detailed, professional submissions on behalf of their communities.
I think we can congratulate all of ourselves on having a great discussion within our community. People left comments on this website, emailed the Committee with their views and turned up en masse at our Public Meeting to discuss the issues.
Then we all sent in our submissions on the Draft Long-Term Plan.
All that discussion informed the submission your Committee made on behalf of the whole community too.
I know the opinions weren’t 100% unanimous, but engaging in the consultation was the important thing.