Monday, July 15, 2024

New engagement tool goes live for Waipā residents

Waipā residents have a new, easier way to engage with their local Council with the launch of a new online engagement tool today.

The website ( aims to improve the way Waipā District Council connects with the community using engaging tools like easy-to-follow surveys, interactive maps, and project timelines.

Strategy group manager, Kirsty Downey said the fit-for-purpose tool was accessible and easy to use for both the public and staff.

“Getting feedback from our community is incredibly important, and we want to make sure people can have their say in the easiest way possible.”

“Our vision is to build connected communities, and it’s vital that we continue to strengthen these connections. This new tool is just another way for us to connect with our people when shaping our district,” Ms Downey said.

Residents can also still have their say through other channels such as hardcopy submission forms and in person.

The first consultation on the Council’s draft Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy opened today for feedback. The community is being encouraged to have their say on the policy’s proposed changes which aim to define Council’s role, procedures and criteria for classifying dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings. The proposed changes also address how heritage buildings are treated within the policy.

Visit for more information and to have your say on the draft policy. Feedback closes Monday, December 18.

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