Council Projects and Open Consultations

Council Key Projects


Combined Long Term and Spatial Planning

The pre-consultation engagement phase is completed. Consultation is planned for March/April 2021.

Featherston Wastewater Ponds

Featherston Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

We are working with Wellington Water to determine a preferred option for the treatment and disposal of Featherston’s wastewater. To do this we aim to identify and consider all potential options for improving the existing treatment plant by working with the community, iwi and stakeholders.

Martinborough water - towards resilience

Action is being taken to install a mangansese removal plant to ensure clean, clear, safe and secure water for the town. The town is currently being supplied water from only one bore, the one with the lowest levels of manganese.


Council Consultations

Wairarapa Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw

Wairarapa needs to manage the amount of waste sent to landfill. The three Wairarapa councils are proposing a new bylaw that includes initiatives to reduce and manage waste. Submissions close Monday 30 November.

Wairarapa International Dark Sky Reserve – Outdoor Artificial Lighting Plan Change 

Council is proposing a plan change to the Wairarapa Combined District Plan. The plan change would add some rules to the Wairarapa Combined District Plan to manage light pollution better.

Updated Register of Notable Trees

Consultation on the Updated Register of Notable Trees (Appendix 1.4 of the District Plan) has now closed.

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Private Plan Change Request & Resource Consent Application for the Orchards Retirement Village, Greytown

SWDC has accepted a request for a Private Plan Change to the Wairarapa Combined District Plan and received a Resource Consent Application from The Orchards Limited Partnership. Submissions are open until 29 May.

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