17 April 2021
The Committee has been busy. Here’s an update on what’s happening in April and what you need to know about events in our suburb.
Please note there are two consultations being run at present by Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and the Wellington City Council (WCC). Both consultations relate to the Long Term Plan for Wellington and the greater Wellington region. They are different consultations, but they both affect the future of the city we live in.
Details are below — so take the opportunity to “Have your Say”.
Newsflash – membership meeting
The Island Bay Residents’ Association Committee invites you to the first membership meeting of 2021.
Date: Monday 3 May 2021
Time: 7 pm start — doors open from 6.30 pm
Location: The Island Bay Bowling Club, 276 The Parade, Island Bay
- Welcome and introduction
- WCC officials present the Long Term Plan followed by questions and answers.
Wellington City Council consultation on the Long-Term Plan is now open
Consultation opened 6 April and closes 10 May 2021.
The council also hopes to see you at one of the 10-Year Plan question-and-answer expos.
Greater Wellington Regional Council consulting on its plans for the next decade
Greater Wellington Regional Council released its 2021-2031 Long Term Plan for public consultation on 2 April, and it’s looking for feedback from the public.
The plan’s budget is significant. Between now and 2031 Greater Wellington will invest around $1.5 billion. Inevitably, this will have to be funded by rates, but they have kept rises as low as possible.
Key items of expenditure include electrifying Metlink buses; rail station infrastructure and upgrades; continued investment in Let’s Get Wellington Moving; developing integrates fares and ticketing solution; RiverLink flood protection; delivering other major flood protection hazard and management programmes; installing and providing regional-scale environment and climate monitoring sites; renewing and upgrading critical drinking water abstraction, treatment and supply network assets; Te Marua Water Treatment Plant Capacity Optimisation; moving the Kaitoke water main on Silverstream Bridge.
The outcome for regional rates in the first year is a rise, on average, per week of $1.25 (incl. GST) for residential ratepayers, $4.78 (excl. GST) for business ratepayers and $1.83 per week (excl. GST) for rural ratepayers.
Consultation on Greater Wellington’s 2021-2031 Long Term Plan runs from 2 April to 2 May 2021. Have Your Say.
Anzac Day Service – 25 April to be held at Island Bay School.
Island Bay churches, in conjunction with the RSA, are holding an ANZAC Day service Sunday April 25, 2021 at Island Bay School at 9.30am.
Traffic Resolutions Avon / Clyde Street
Council is considering some changes to traffic restrictions in our area. Attached is a copy of the proposals. Council is happy to receive feedback on them.
This consultation closes 5pm, Friday 16 April 2021.
We expect the council will present the report to the Regulatory Process Committee meeting on Tuesday 18 May 2021 for approval and it will implement the restrictions soon after.
Tie down your trailer when heading to the tip
The irresponsible actions of a driver not securing their load last Friday resulted in thousands of polystyrene balls scattered around the south coast, devastating for the environment and marine life, and frustrating the affected communities.
The Council identified the offender thanks to eagle-eyed locals and have fined him $200.
Don’t let that be you! Load it right, cover it tight.
Please encourage friends and neighbours to join the Residents’ Association by contacting email@example.com
Best wishes from all the committee. We look forward to seeing you at the membership meeting on Monday 3 May.