Environment Waikato finalised its Long-Term Council Community Plan for 2006-2016 today, following extensive public consultation and discussion.
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Transit's 10-year state highway forecast is very positive news for the Waikato region, says Regional Land Transport Committee chairman, Cr Angus Macdonald.
Regional councillor Barry O’Connor has stepped down as deputy chairman of Environment Waikato.
Environment Waikato is disappointed some beachfront property owners have started to build an additional boulder wall at Mokau in an attempt to protect their properties from coastal erosion.
An Opuatia possum control scheme managed by Environment Waikato has been a huge success, and has seen numbers of the pest plummet.
Bus patronage across the Waikato region continues to climb, with May 2006 passenger numbers a massive 21 per cent higher than May 2005.
Environment Waikato is aware of water supply issues affecting about 40 Te Puru residents and is working to help resolve the problem.
An Environment Waikato Hearing Committee has granted Te Kowhai Sands 2006 Limited resource consents to undertake sand quarrying activities at Te Kowhai, subject to a range of conditions.
Environment Waikato recognises the problems faced by beachfront property owners at Mokau threatened by erosion, but says there is no easy solution to the problem.
Resource consent applications by Ventus Energy Limited to build and operate a 22-turbine wind farm in Waitomo have been granted, subject to an extensive range of conditions.
Moves are underway to develop a Lake Taupo Foreshore Risk Management Strategy on erosion and flooding hazards around the lake.