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Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Thames Coromandel Update with Mayor Sandra Goudie

Posted July 20, 2021
Council Matters , Podcasts

Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie spoke with Brian Gentil about the Local Government Annual Meeting in Blenheim she attended recently. She was disappointed an app was used to select questions from attendees at the conference and explained why to Brian.

Mayor Sandra also told Brian the government made another big announcement about its Three Waters Reforms with $2.5 billion to support councils through their proposed reforms to drinking water, wastewater and storm water services throughout the country.

Brian Gentil asked the Mayor what her council’s position on the 3 Waters Reform is?

The whole reform programme will have significant local impact here in the Coromandel, Mayor Sandra said. I don’t think there is a good understanding in our community of what it means and how it will affect people. We’re carefully reviewing all the material that has been released over the last few weeks to decide if community consultation is required before we commit further to the process.

Brian mentioned Council is looking for feedback on proposals to develop a block of Council land in Whitianga, to put recreation facilities there and asked Mayor Sandra to explain.

The proposal is to put:

Equestrian area




Concert area

General events area

Wetlands area for storm water management

Water sports

Airfield extension

The Mayor said Council wants to hear from people about these proposals – all the information is on the TCDC website

She also gave a reminder about the community board by-election in Tairua-Pauanui which ends on Friday, encouraging everyone who can to get their votes in while they have the chance.

Click on our podcast link to hear the full interview with Thames Coromandel Mayor Sandra Goudie.