Mayor's Update - Since Featherston Public Meeting

Mayor Viv NapierSince the meeting on the 19th May Council has met with Chorus on site and is working very positively for a workable solution to the easement issue which will enable the land to be developed. I will keep the community updated with progress.

On 6th June Council resolved to appoint an independent reviewer to review the information and report around the Featherston land issues. Council has appointed Chris Hodson QC to undertake th...e review. Chris will be starting the review this week. The report from officers and the review will be presented to the 27th June Council meeting.

Council resolved to undertake a Governance Review, this has commenced and will be finalised in July. The facilitator for the review is EQUIP.

Council is nearing the final stages of adopting the Long Term Plan; one of the projects identified and consulted on was development of a Spatial Plan. Submitters were very positive about council developing a Spatial Plan which would include Featherston. The Long Term Plan will be adopted on 27th June.