OUR News from Thames-coromandel District Council 22 October, 2020 Stock up on water ahead of a potentially dry summer Whangamata Community Board UPDATE A message from our Board Chairperson Ken Coulam In our District we use an average of 13 million litres of water per day. “It’s great to see so many domestic visitors coming to town to enjoy our slice of paradise. It’s also good to see the Coastal Panels up and running, as part of the Shoreline Management Plan project. They’re meeting regularly and you can find the agendas and minutes from the meetings at There’s lots of work being done around the District, so make sure you grab yourself a copy of the latest magazine to stay updated. I’d lastly just like to remind our community that there are several consultations out right now and coming up. I encourage everyone to have their say ( In summer, when our population swells, this can rise to 25 million litres per day – that’s enough to fill 10 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The rain we’re having this spring is a good reminder to start thinking about collecting rainwater ahead of another potentially long, dry summer. So why not look at installing a water tank on your property for outside use? It’s perfect for cleaning the car and boat or keeping the flowers, vegetables and lawns alive. The process is simple: • Find a spot on your property where you would like to place a tank. • Talk to a tank manufacturing company about colour, size, cost and delivery. • Discuss your plans and get the right advice on whether you need a building or resource consent. A building consent is not required if the tank meets the requirements for capacity and height-above-ground. For example, the Building Act allows tanks that hold no more than 35,000 litres, and which are not plumbed into a house for drinking water supply, to be tcdc.govt.nz/smp Our Coromandel tcdc.govt.nz/haveyoursay).” email@example.com installed without a building consent as long as they are supported directly by the ground and sit more then 1.5 metres from the property boundary. We can help with information to make it easier and save costs – contact our duty planner on 07 868 0200 or see our website for more information – Wentworth Valley Road, Whangamata – Tree removal, pavement and drainage works continue with culvert installation and extensions where necessary. tcdc.govt.nz/raincollection Whangamata dune erosion – We have met with DOC to come up with an agreed approach to the damaged accessways opposite Graham St (including access 8). The northern damaged accessway will be reshaped to make the gradient shallower. The current structures will be removed and replaced with mulch and a handrail. The accessway just to the south will remain closed over summer to allow for the beach to build back up to provide good foundation for replanting – Have your say 2020-2021 We have two items out for public consultation: 1. Water Demand Strategy 2. Proposed policies on Rates Remission, Rates Postponement and Postponement and Remission of Rates on Ma-ori Freehold Land. OUT NOW Our Coromandel Magazine 2020-2021 – out now! tcdc.govt.nz/haveyoursay Go to for more information and to make an online submission. The fresh new edition of our popular Council magazine is here, sharing all our news from the last 12 months, which have given us an interesting new normal. This edition of our annual magazine brings you another great read full of ideas to explore and ‘back your backyard’ here in the Coromandel. Get your copy from your local visitor information centre, library or Council o ice. Our Coromandel Kerbside Collections tcdc.govt.nz/coastal Coastal gardening – Our successful dune planting season has come to an end, however there will be some other informal coastal gardening (dune weeding and maintenance) coming up – tcdc.govt.nz/ourcoromandel tcdc.govt.nz/coastalgardening Please put your blue Council rubbish bags, wheelie bins and glass recycling crates on the ground by the kerb. Whangamata boardwalk extension project – Dog rules Waikato Regional Council have issued a Certificate of Compliance for the construction of the boardwalk through to Hunt Road. The outcome of discussions with iwi on the design and signage have been included in the draft copies of the detailed design for the Esplanade section which can be found on our website. Construction will start after Christmas due to the availability of contractors and materials. There will be no Kerbside rubbish and recycling collection on Monday 26 October because of the Labour Day public holiday, so collections for the rest of the week will be one day later. Check the schedule for your area on our website There are dog restrictions on beaches in some areas from 9am–6pm for holiday weekends, and from Labour Weekend to 1 March. In some areas dogs may now also be prohibited. Dogs need to be on-lead when walking around towns and local roads. We have off-lead dog exercise areas, which are signposted, and can be found on our website. tcdc.govt.nz/kerbside If you’re visiting the Coromandel for Labour Weekend but leaving before your Kerbside collection day, you can drop off your rubbish in our official blue rubbish bags and recycling free at any of our seven Refuse Transfer Stations. All of our transfer stations are open until 5:30pm over the long weekend, including Labour Day Monday. Check for hours and locations on our website tcdc.govt.nz/whangaboardwalk KERBSIDE PLASTIC RECYCLING CHANGE Next Board meeting – Tuesday 3 November, 10am in the Whangamata Board meeting room, 620 Port Rd. Copies of agendas, reports and minutes are available at two days before the meeting. Only plastics 1 & 2 are collected for recycling tcdc.govt.nz/meetings, Plus tins, paper & cardboard as usual tcdc.govt.nz/dogrules Get our free enewsletters! www.coromandel.govt.nz www.tcdc.govt.nz/subscribe firstname.lastname@example.org Private Bag, 515 Mackay St, Thames, Phone: 07 868 0200 www.tcdc.govt.nz/rts PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER Pressreader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW
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