Consultation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Have your say​​​

By getting involved and having your say we can work together to shape the future of our community. We believe in 'year-round' consultation and feedback and there are loads of ways you can have your say:

You can come to Council and Committee meetings and speak during the public forum.  Check out our Meeting Calendar page for meeting dates and times and you can keep up to date with what's been happening at meetings by reading Agendas and Minutes on this website​.

You can write us a letter, phone or email us or make an appointment to see the Mayor or a Council Officer - Contact Us​.

You can vote or stand as a candidate in Local Elections​.  You can Like/Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.  You can request service or report a problem​ online.

You can use our online form to make a request for Unbudgeted works or service​.

You can use our General feedback form for anything at any time.

You can also make a formal submission on any plan​s, policies, or bylaws that are current​ly out for public consultation.  Sometimes we will also ask for feedback on matters not related to the formal consultation process.

​​Recent consultation:

Ōpōtiki Library redevelopment​

We want to progress our plans for Te Tāhuhu o Te Rangi Technology and Research Centre. There are changes to how we would need to pay for it though, so we wanted to know if you still supported full scale redevelopment.

We provided three options for your feedback. All the responses received will be provided to Council at a future full meeting of Council.

Visit the ​Ōpōtiki Library redevelopment​​ consultation page for full information on the options including costs, impact to rates and debt levels, advantages and disadvantages and what any changes to levels of service would be that we provided to the community during the feedback period.​

2019/20 Annual Plan

We released an information document on the 2019-20 Annual Plan Your assets, your community, your future – our plan in action.  The document showed what rates are expected to be and told how we plan to progress our major projects for the 2019-20 year.​

As there were no major changes to the programme and levels of service we set out in the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan we didn't need to undertake a special consultative process. Council were still keen to receive feedback though. The feedback received will be considered when making decisions on future plans.

The 2019/20 Annual Plan was adopted at an Extra Ordinary Meeting of Council​ on 28 June 2019.​​

Bridge renaming Rahui Valley Toatoa​

After a request from local hapu, Council has resolved to rename four bridges located in Rāhui valley along Toatoa Road which was subject to feedback from the community. Renaming them will assign relevance to the area and hapu.

A list of the bridges with the current and recommend names can be viewed on the original media release: Bridge renaming Rahui Valley, Toatoa news item​​.​

Educational Smokefree Outdoor Spaces Policy

Council has reviewed its Educational Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces Policy. Changes are proposed, including expanding areas that are listed as smokefree. We have taken public feedback and will soon present this to Council for their consideration before the policy becomes final.

You can view a copy of the draft policy here: Educational Smokefree Outdoor Spaces Policy Draft​ (PDF, 81KB).

Opotiki District Council 2018-2028 Long Term Plan

Our current LTP went out for public consultation on 25 April 2018 and after receiving submissions and holding a hearings meeting on 12 June the final 2018-2028 LTP was adopted at an Extra Ordinary Council meeting on 30 June 2018. Click here to view a copy of the Opotiki District Council 2018-2028 Long Term Plan​ (PDF, 5MB)

Opotiki District Council Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018

Our current Opotiki District Council Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018 went out for public consultation on 25 April 2018 and after receiving submissions and holding a hearings meeting on 12 June the final plan was adopted at an Extra Ordinary Council meeting on 30 June 2018 at the same time as Council's 2028-2028 Long Term Plan. Click here to view a copy of the Opotiki District Council Waste Management and Minimisation Plan 2018​ (PDF, 802KB)​​

​Proposed District Plan​​

The Proposed Opotiki District Plan was publicly notified on 20 September 2016. The period for submissions closed on 18 November 2016. A total of 60 submissions was received, including 2 late submissions. ​

We now advise the availability of the summary of decisions requested and that the period for receiving further submissions on the decisions requested has now closed.

Full details of the Proposed District Plan including links to submissions and decisions requested can be found  on our Proposed Opotiki District Plan page on this website​.​​

Page reviewed: 15 Aug 2019 11:16am