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Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams

Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams

Posted June 12, 2020
Council Matters , Podcasts

Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams phoned in to talk Council Matters with Brian Gentil.

The Mayor and Brian are both looking forward to the sport happening now that we have a new normal.

Brian asked how Council is doing with the backlog of maintenance work to catch up with after the COVID-19 lockdown. Mayor Toby said it’s hard to catch up with some projects due to the wet weather now compared to the weather conditions that were ideal for maintenance work during lockdown that couldn’t be done due to restrictions.

Brian asked where Council is at with the Ngatea footpath project and whether it would go ahead in July.

Mayor Toby and Brian discussed Council’s awareness regarding using local contractors, products and people as much as possible.

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters visited the district earlier in the week to tour the Maritime Park complex. The Mayor said Council had put in $400,000 towards a project to build a wharf in Paeroa and infrastructure at the Maritime Park, and it’s hoped the government will add another $300,000 to the $750,000 they have already contributed to bring the project to fruition.

The Development Contributions Policy is close to sign off. Where they had previously been scrapped, the growth in the district has put more pressure on infrastructure and ratepayers, so developers will now pay a contribution. The Mayor said the contribution will be quite small compared to other districts. A good mix of submissions were received.

Dog registrations are due by 31 July. Mayor Toby said he almost forgot to renew his last year until luckily staff reminded him.

To find out more about Hauraki District Council projects, meetings and more visit www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz

Click on our podcast link to hear the full Council Matters with Hauraki Mayor Toby Adams.