Community Committee meeting
Western Bay of Plenty District Council will be holding a meeting of its Community Committee in Katikati next Thursday, 27 April at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, 1 Mulgan Street.
The Community Committee is one of eight committees (in addition to full council, and joint committees) that provide governance for council services, operations, and the district vision and council mission.
Chaired by Waihi Beach/Katikati Ward Councillor Peter Mackay, the committee's role includes:
- Developing relationships in the community to enable Council to achieve local solutions to local problems
- Promoting positive change and sustainability for strong, healthy and safe communities
- Establishing a strategic focus to align economic, cultural, social and environmental development programmes with community outcomes as set out in the Long Term Plan.
The meeting will be largely comprised of short presentations from local community service providers whom have a focus, or contribute towards, youth development.
There will also be updates from council service contract providers (Waihi Beach Events and Promotions, Katch Katikati, Wild About NZ, Priority One, Katikati Community Resource Centre).
The meeting starts at 10am and is open to the public.
Katikati Library, Service Centre and Community Hub
Library features will include an open plan building, an outdoor reading room and a heritage centre, while the community hub features two large meeting spaces and two smaller meeting rooms, an art and exhibition space and kitchen area.
The build is being funded by Council and the Katikati Community Board through the Katikati Town Centre Fund, the Katikati Community Roading fund, the Recreation and Leisure Reserve, and a lottery grant, with the remainder being a Council loan. Increases in the project budget has been offset by savings from other Council projects. There won’t be any impact on rates.
Katikati Urban Growth Area
Ongare Point Wastewater Scheme
Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Onsite Effluent Treatment Plan (OSET) required every property in Ongare Point to comply with the plan by December 2015.
Currently, the Ongare Point community uses septic tanks, which Regional Council water quality monitoring shows has led to contamination of Tauranga Harbour. Council has been investigating options to replace existing septic tanks at Ongare Point for the last 10 years. The community's feedback to date has told us they are, in principle, in favour of a wastewater scheme at Ongare Point.