Street Revitalisations

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Should we create attractive and vibrant public spaces in Waihi and Paeroa?
Te puawaitanga o ngā wāhi ngangahau me ngā wāhi ataahua ō Paeroa me Waihī, mō ngā tangata katoa

Should we revitalise Waihi town centre?
Me whakaora ai tātou te tāone o Waihī?

We want to upgrade Seddon Street in Waihi, between Gilmour Street and Rosemont Road, and along Rosemont Road to Kenny Street.

This supports our vision for vibrant and safe communities/Te Oranga pai o te Hapori, by making public spaces fun and exciting, as well as our vision that we’re proud to say we live here. It also supports local business and the
economy by providing town centres that people want to visit.

We’d get a subsidy from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for the footpaths. The balance of the work would be paid via the Waihi Ward rate and the Waihi Ward business rate.

Waihi street revitalisation

Should we…

Option 1: revitalise Waihi town centre 

This would involve working with the local community and business community to develop plans, before doing the work in 2022/23. The project would create a more inviting area for visitors and locals to shop locally.

InvestmentImpact on level of serviceImpact on ratesImpact on debt
$200,000 in 2021/22 (to
develop plans)
$2.5 million in 2022/23
Completing this project would make the area look more attractive and create a more inviting area for visitors and residents to
shop locally.
Waihi Ward rate $23
(7.1% increase)
Waihi Ward business
rate $297
(34.7% increase)
$2.7 million

Option 2: do nothing

General maintenance and cleaning of footpaths and the street would continue as planned.

InvestmentImpact on level of serviceImpact on ratesImpact on debt
$0No impact on level of service. General renewals and cleaning of footpaths and the
street would continue as scheduled.
$0$0

 


Should we spend more money on upgrading Mackay and Wharf Streets in Paeroa?
Me tuku pūtea ki te whakanui o te tiriti Mackay me te tiriti Wharf kei Paeroa?

Our vision for the Paeroa town centre is to have pedestrian friendly side roads that we can close safely for community events. We applied for funding from the Crown Infrastructure Fund for a full makeover of the town centre, but unfortunately our application was declined.

However, we have $650,000 left over from last year to finish upgrading Mackay Street and make improvements to Wharf Street, and we’d like to add another $500,000 to this project in 2021.

In the longer term we’d also like to make improvements to Willoughby Street.

We haven’t budgeted for the Willoughby Street work at this time, but we’ll consider planning for this project in future.

Should we…

Option 1: complete the streetscape

This would mean finishing upgrading the State Highway end of Mackay Street and making Wharf Street more pedestrian friendly. We’d also do as much as we can to improve pedestrian access in the area. Completing this project would create an inviting community space for visitors and locals to shop.

InvestmentImpact on level of serviceImpact on ratesImpact on debt
$500,000 in 2021/22Completing this project would enhance the look of the street and create an inviting area for visitors and residents to shop locally.Paeroa Ward rate $6.40 increase
(1.7%) Paeroa Ward Business rate
$50.80 increase (5%)
$500,000

Option 2: finish what we can with the money we have

This would mean finishing upgrading the State Highway end of Mackay Street making Wharf Street more pedestrian friendly. We’d also do as much as we can to improve pedestrian access in the area. However the finishing touches that would make the space even more appealing for our communities and visitors to enjoy would not be included.

InvestmentImpact on level of serviceImpact on ratesImpact on debt
$0No impact on level of service. General renewals and cleaning of footpaths and streets would continue as planned.$0$0

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The opportunity to provide written feedback has now closed. If you missed the boat, you can contact us to speak at a Council hearing event on 18/19 May 2021. After that the Council will make some decisions as a result of your feedback.

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Important dates
  • 18/19 May 2021 – Hearing of submissions a chance to drop in and talk to our Mayor and councillors.
  • 18/19 May 2021 – We’ll review all of your feedback and make some decisions.
  • 23 June 2021 – Our Long Term Plan will be adopted
  • July 2021 – we will let you know of the decisions made.