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New industrial area to be funded from development contributions
27 May 2011
The western industrial area in Awapuni is set to play a key role attracting new business to the district thanks to a change to Gisborne District Council’s development contribution policy.  An amendment to council’s current Ten Year Plan increases the amount of development contribution required per development. This affects people and companies developing new residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. The amendment was adopted at Council’s meeting this week. Read more >>
Very tight budget approved
27 May 2011
Gisborne District Council approved a prudent budget when the 2011/2012 Annual Plan was adopted at its meeting this week. “It is going to be very tight for managers to work with,” says chief executive Lindsay McKenzie. “There is no fat and there will be challenges responding to unplanned requests and events over the next twelve months. Significant cut-backs were made across all Council departments.” Read more >>
Core services needed to make Gisborne a great place to live
27 May 2011
The earthquake in Christchurch has emphasised how important core services are to keep a district humming. Gisborne District Council’s 2011/2012 Annual Plan, which was adopted this week, is all about living within our means and delivering the water, collecting the rubbish, looking after our environment and all the other services we rely on Councils to provide. Read more >>
More places for dogs to run around
20 May 2011
Dogs that like to have a run without their leash will be barking for joy.  More parks have been approved for dog owners to exercise their pets without a leash. Gisborne District Council reviewed, and asked for submissions on, its Dog Control Policy and Bylaw last year. Read more >>
Dumping rubbish? You are being watched
19 May 2011
Gisborne District Council has started using hidden video cameras to combat illegal rubbish dumping. The cameras can identify people 300-400 meters away. They will be moved from site to site so that a range of problem areas can be targeted. Council staff will be monitoring the cameras. Anyone identified illegally dumping rubbish will be fined or prosecuted if the dumping is considered to be an environmental issue. Read more >>

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