Council Matters with Hauraki Deputy Mayor Paul Milner
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Posted October 02, 2020
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Brian Gentil spoke to Hauraki District Deputy Mayor, Paeroa Councillor Paul Milner about Council Matters this week.
Brian asked Paul to explain more about the government funding for the ‘three waters’ projects.
Government has put about $3 million into shovel ready projects for the Hauraki district. The Waihi waste water treatment plant is overdue for desludging so Brian is hopeful some of the money will go towards ensuring work is done before too much longer.
With summer approaching a plan is being worked on to lower the water pressure in Waihi to avoid a water shortage over summer again. Although no more major water leaks have been found Paul explained that lowering the water pressure in Waihi by 30% means a water saving of up to 50% and Waihi residents will still be able to have a decent shower in the morning.
Work is due to start on a new footpath for shoppers in Ngatea’s town centre. About 100 metres at a time will be done. Hauraki District Council has appointed the contractors doing the work. Councillor Milner said Council will have more opportunity to ensure as little disruption as possible occurs with the Ngatea footpath contract. The Ngatea community put up with a lot of disruption due to the NZTA managed roading project running into issues.
District Plan Change 4 - what’s it about and how can people make submissions, Brian asked? Paul suggested people check the Council website or go into Council libraries to see more information. The staff are more than happy to assist you to find what you’re after, he said. Visit www.hauraki-dc.govt.nz online for more info.
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