Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor John Tregidga
Hauraki Mayor John Tregidga called in from 'sunny' Wellington this week. He is attending a New Zealand/Chinese Mayoral Forum which looks at ways to entice Chinese investment in tourism, business and education.
Brian Gentil asked the Mayor how things are looking with the district's water supplies with a warm, dry summer looming. John Tregidga said there are no anticipated issues with quality or supply of any of our water supplies. "They are all up to speed - no problems at all."
The Mayor was rapt when he heard the Waitekauri River is the most improved river in the Waikato. "There is a concerted effort by everyone on water quality," he said.
Flooding during winter with the risk of trees falling and causing damage to the stopbank has been given as the reason for the removal of the large trees near Paeroa's Criterion Bridge. John Tregidga said he is hugely disappointed.
Excellent news is how Mayor Tregidga described the installation of a temporary roundabout at Paeroa to help ease congestion over the holiday period. Signage is also being installed at Waitewhata Bridge too.
With the holidays coming up resource consents, building consents or LIM reports could take longer to process if they are not received early enough.
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