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Have Your Say

Reimagine Morrinsville Rec

Let's talk about The Rec!

We’re creating a long term vision for Morrinsville Recreation Ground, so we can make sure that whatever we do over the next 30 years is well planned, something we can afford and is what the community needs both now, and in the future. Take part in our online survey and have your say.

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Plan Your Town

We are currently reviewing our District Plan one section at a time. For further information on the sections that have been reviewed or are currently being reviewed, look at the Plan Your Town page.

 

Stay informed

Council makes decisions that affect everyone in our community. To ensure Council is making decisions that reflect what the community wants and needs, we need your input. Providing us with feedback is one way residents can make a positive contribution to the Matamata-Piako District and help Council to remain fair and effective. Sign up for email notifications about the town, topics or documents that you're interested in. We promise to only send you emails when we have something important to share (i.e. you won't get emails from us every day or every week), and you can subscribe to new lists or unsubscribe as it suits you.

Past Consultations

Dog Off-Leash Area Consultation

Off-leash dog areas in Te Aroha

We’re looking at turning part of the reserve on Spur Street into a fenced dog exercise area and expanding the current Spur Street Esplanade area to give dogs more space to have a good run around off-leash. We’re also looking at removing the boat ramp reserve, turning it from an off-leash area to an on-lead area.

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Dog Off-Leash Area Consultation

Off-leash dog areas in Matamata

We're looking at turning a portion of Peria Road Reserve (excluding the memorial plantings and pathway) into a fenced dog exercise area, to provide another place for dogs to have a good run around off-leash.

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Who represents you?

Who represents you?

Following our recent decision to establish Māori Wards, Council took a fresh look at how many elected members there are and what communities they represent across the district. Submissions on the initial proposal closed on 22 August. 

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Long Term Plan

Long Term Plan

We've been working on a plan for the next ten years, taking a hard look at what needs to be done to help our district move forward. We want to hear your thoughts on our plans and proposals for the next ten years, before making any final decisions.

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Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Last year we asked for your vision for places that we play, then picked out the key themes and checked in to see if we were on the right track. We’ve used that feedback to draft a strategy to guide how we provide, develop and manage our parks and open spaces and we want to know if we’ve got it right

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Matamata-Piako Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP)

Waste Minimisation and Management Plan (WMMP)

The draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan gives us direction for how our district can reduce waste headed for landfill. This plan is going to have a significant impact on how we manage rubbish and recycling in the district in the future, and now’s your chance to have your say.

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Domain Skate Park Suggestions and Ideas

Domain Skate Pavilion

We want to make the Domain Skate Pavilion great again and late last year we asked for your suggestions for how we could develop that space. Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts with us.

Consultation has now closed and all suggestions will go before the Domain Working Party for their consideration. 

Photo of Kereone Road and Morrinsville-Walton Road intersection

Kereone Road/Morrinsville-Walton Road intersection

We have been trialling improvements to the Kereone Road/Morrinsville-Walton Road intersection and asked for feedback on the changes

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Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Settlements Plan Change

This review will look at how the planning rules are working for our settlements and small rural house lots.  We want to ensure our plans support our rural settlements and communities to help landowners make better use of the their property. 

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Rates and Debt

Rates and Debt

Every three years we are required to develop and consult on a 10 year plan. We’re currently working on our plan for 2021-2031. To help us create a plan that reflects the wants and needs of our community, we asked for feedback on how we should manage our debt and future rates increases.

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Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Your Voice, Your Vision

We’re working on the Long Term Plan for our district and are already planning a number of improvements to help Matamata-Piako become ‘the place of choice – lifestyle, opportunities, home’ but we also invited the community to submit ideas, and vote in support of others’ ideas.

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Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

Trash Talk - the future of rubbish and recycling in the district

In 2023 we will be reviewing the current contract for the collection and management of rubbish and recycling within the district. To help us with our forward planning, we asked for your thoughts on some options for the future of rubbish and recycling services.   

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