Annual plan, Charging policy, Northland Regional Navigation safety bylaw
Decisions have now been made on what new activities council will provide, rates for the coming year, fees and charges, and the rules for keeping people and property safe on the water.
Council completed the process of making their Annual Plan 2017/18, Charging Policy 2017/18, and Navigation Safety Bylaw 2017, by adopting these documents at an extraordinary meeting on 27 June 2017.
Summary of council decisions
A full record of council’s decisions on these documents can be found in the minutes from the council meeting on 27 June 2017.
The agenda for the meeting, which contains details of the proposals is also available.
A more detailed agenda was considered during council's deliberations meeting of 8 June 2017.
Highlights of council’s final decisions included:
- To proceed with the proposals in the Annual Plan, as consulted on, including a 4.84% increase in rates for the 2017/18 year.
- To set a charge for marine biosecurity in the charging policy less than that originally consulted on: $79.50 (including GST) for all moorings, marina berths and boatsheds, and $3,737.50 (including GST) to be applied to Northport Limited, Golden Bay Cement, and Port Nikau Limited.
- To approve the Northland Regional Navigation Safety Bylaw, to come in to operation on 1 August 2017.
The adoption of the Annual Plan, Charging Policy and Navigation Safety Bylaw followed a lengthy process of consultation which involved public submissions, drop-in information sessions, and hearings. This consultation was undertaken in combination with the Regional Pest and Pathway Management Plan, which is expected to take slightly longer to be finalised (see below).
The final plan, policy and bylaw are expected to be available on council’s website by the end of July, and will also be made available in hard copy at our regional offices.
Regional pest and pathway management plan
The process of developing the Regional Pest and Pathway Management Plan is in it's final stages, with final adoption of these documents anticipated at the end of August. We'll keep you updated on its progress on this page.
Feedback we received
Feedback on our plans closed on Friday 21 April 2017. A summary of submissions was prepared to provide an overview of the points raised in the submissions received during this consultation.
Download the Summary of Submissions Report (PDF, 1MB)
You can also see all the feedback we received on this consultation by visiting Combined Consulation 2017 and clicking on 'Who Said What?'