Annual Budget 2017/18 Programme Descriptions

 

The following is a list of the descriptions of programmes that are contained within the Annual Budget 2017/18. They should be read in conjunction with that document. The programme descriptions are grouped by Activity Group and then Activity in the same way as the activity financial section of the Annual Budget. Within these activity groups, they are then grouped by Operating programmes (OP), Capital New (CN) and Capital Renewal programmes (CR). Programmes that were funded in the 10YP but are now no longer funded in the Annual Budget for 2017/18 are indicated with UF for unfunded.

 

Contents

Leadership. 2

Councillor Leadership and Decision Making. 2

Direction Setting. 2

Community Support 3

Cemeteries. 3

Housing. 4

Work and City Promotion. 4

Leisure. 6

Arts and Culture. 6

City Library and Community Development 7

Parks, Sport and Recreation. 11

Regulatory. 20

Roading and Parking. 21

Rubbish and Recycling. 28

Water 29

Wastewater 31

Stormwater 34

Support Services. 34

Commercial or Strategic Investments. 34

Corporate Support 35

 

 

Leadership

 

Councillor Leadership and Decision Making

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1213-Elected Member Community Engagement

 

 

 

To enhance Elected Member engagement by having monthly meetings for them to engage with residents on a wide range of topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1266-Additional Administrative Support to Community Engagement

 

 

 

Increasing community engagement requires an increase in administrative resources for this area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

377-Councillors' Training

 

 

 

As requested at levels of service workshops, this will allow adequate budget following an election to provide RMA training to Hearings Committee members as required, without overly restricting the ability of the Mayor and Councillors attending more general training and conference opportunities. In non-election years, it will enable the Mayor and Councillors to attend a broader range of conferences and training opportunities and better enable the organisation of external providers to attend at Palmerston North to deliver tailored training as required.

 

 

 

 

 

Direction Setting

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1145-Green Corridors Project - Continued Development

 

 

 

The Green Corridors Project has been in existence since the late 1990s and has survived the same annual budget during this time. The project has been very successful with more than 120,000 native eco-sourced plants established adjacent to Turitea Stream and nearby drainage reserves. The project has reached the point where a significant proportion of the annual budget is required to maintain the existing stock. This means less funds are available for new plants. This additional programme will ensure that the historical rate of approximately 10,000 plants per year can continue, while at the same time the necessary level of maintenance is able to be carried out on the existing Green Corridors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1190-Smokefree Education

 

 

 

Education of the public to implement the Smokefree Policy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1264-Development Contributions Fees - Support for Community Groups

 

 

 

In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council allocated funding to support community groups with development contributions fees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1281-Massey University Refectory

 

 

 

Contribution to Massey University's heritage upgrade of the Refectory building. This would make it more accessible for community use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

751-City-wide - Research into Sustainability Issues that Impact on the City and its Environment

 

 

 

There are a number of sustainability issues that will impact on the City as it grows. Massey University works with the City as part of its sustainability research programme. This relationship provides a unique opportunity for Palmerston North to be a "living laboratory" in addressing sustainability issues. This joint research with Massey University will ask "what if" and "why" questions of sustainability. This programme has funded research into: rural subdivision, green buildings, housing demand, and sustainability strategy benchmarking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

762-City-wide - Urban Design and Placemaking - Delivering Change

 

 

 

The Urban Design Strategy contains eight initiatives. This programme supports the implementation of the Delivering Change, Placemaking and Urban Design Tools initiatives and enables the Council to hold specific placemaking events, host international and national experts to assist with urban planning issues, education and promotion. It also assists with running design awards, competitions and incentives. The remaining five initiatives identified within the Urban Design Strategy can be implemented by doing things differently within existing programmes, e.g. placing a greater focus on structure planning within the District Plan.


This programme also funds public education in place making and the DIY kits and provides for public education of urban design to effect the change required in the District Plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

764-City-wide - Sustainability Awareness Raising

 

 

 

Funding for projects to raise the profile and awareness of sustainability. This programme also funds promotion and awareness raising targeted at biodiversity and energy saving initiatives as part of implementing the Biodiversity and Domestic Energy Strategies. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, Council decided that $5k from this programme would be funded to Enviroschools for the 2015/16 year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

765-City-wide - Ridepro Carpooling Initiative

 

 

 

Provides an online carpooling solution to residents using the letscarpool.govt.nz service, enabling the service to be available in Palmerston North. (This was previously part of programme 425-Implement Sustainable City Strategy.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

UF

 

 

 

 

1180-Focus Group Research

 

 

 

Every year Council carries out a qualitative telephone survey (the Communitrak Survey) to get a picture of residents' satisfaction with the Council. This programme allows for qualitative focus group research to supplement the Communitrak data. It will focus especially on groups that are harder to reach through the Communitrak survey.

 

 

 

 

Community Support

 

Cemeteries

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1168-Terrace End Cemetery - Maintenance Enhancement

 

 

 

To achieve the level of service provided for Terrace End Cemetery following community feedback.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR

 

 

 

 

278-Kelvin Grove Cemetery - Roading and Footpath Refurbishment

 

 

 

Major programme of roading and footpath renewal as per the consultant (Barry Stricken) report.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37-Terrace End Cemetery - Site Enhancements

 

 

 

Work in addition to regular maintenance e.g. safety, accessibility, asset condition protection, landscaping to maintain the cemetery in good condition and protect the heritage of the site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

564-Crematorium - Replacement of Cremator Refractory Brick Lining

 

 

 

Relining of refractory bricks in the cremator on a 7-8 year schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN

 

 

 

 

107-Kelvin Grove Cemetery - Ash Plot Developments and Childrens Burial Area Extension

 

 

 

Annual cemetery developments to cater for growth. These developments are in addition to two-yearly new beam addition and include garden kerb extensions, children's area developments, SANDS memorial area developments, hillside burial (Chinese) area developments, garden extensions, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1336-C/fwd - New Burial Berms - Kelvin Grove Main Lawn Area and Hillside, Ashhurst and Bunnythorpe Cemeteries

 

 

 

Carry forward programme 147 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UF

 

 

 

 

484-Natural Burial Cemetery

 

 

 

Provision of a natural burial option for people of Palmerston North and the Manawatu. The location has been identified as Council land to the north of Kelvin Grove Cemetery, subject to designation as a cemetery.

In finalising the Annual Plan 2016/17, the Council deferred this programme to enable more time to determine an appropriate site.

 

 

 

 

 

Housing

 

 

 

CR

 

 

 

 

180-City-wide - Community Housing Refurbishments

 

 

 

This programme is for asset renewals within the Community Housing portfolio. Also in November 2014 the Council agreed to convert the remaining bedsit units into one-bedroom units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

304-Public Rental Housing - Replacement of Structures, Internal Fitout and Services

 

 

 

Renewal of assets and components associated with public rental housing. The maintenance component of this programme has been extracted to operating programme 918.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN

 

 

 

 

1277-C/fwd - Papaioea Place Community Housing - Eco Friendly Unit Replacements

 

 

 

Carry forward programme 357 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

357-Papaioea Place Community Housing - Eco Friendly Unit Replacements

 

 

 

The current housing units have reached the end of their serviceable life and are inadequate in meeting the needs of the tenants. This programme involves a staged replacement of these housing units using sustainable design principles. Several replacement options will be presented for Council's consideration. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25 the Council decided that design documentation would occur in year 1, with the possibility of some work starting. The balance of the project is planned to be completed during years 2, 3 and 4 of the 10 Year Plan.

 

 

 

 

Work and City Promotion

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1154-Sort It Employment Expo

 

 

 

Regional expo to promote, spread awareness and create connections between career and educational development and job, internship opportunities for our young people. It involves tertiary education providers, trades and commerce training centres, schools, representatives from the public and community sectors, as well as representatives from the corporate sector and employers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1251-i-Site - Provision for Increased Opening Hours

 

 

 

In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council allocated funding provision to the i-Site to cater for increased opening hours due to increased bus passengers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1268-International Relations

 

 

 

To support an increase in the level of service to proactively develop and manage sister city and other international relationships and to support the Mayor in his/her civic role in hosting and leading delegations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1272-City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival

 

 

 

For Palmerston North to be the home of a racing festival, including galloping, harness and greyhounds, to rival that of the Christchurch Cup and Show Week. An annual week-long festival, running for the years 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1273-Palmy Unleashed

 

 

 

A strategic approach to placemaking has been identified as a need, including activation of place through events. This resource will establish the Palmy Unleashed programme and work with the community to deliver a range of community-led events to activate the City Centre. The programme will provide a dedicated programming of The Square function to support a vibrant City Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1290-Support for Priority Economic Sectors

 

 

 

- Sponsorship for the New Zealand rural games to be held in the city centre March 2017.

- New Zealand Food Awards partner to promote the prominice of food innovation in Palmererston North. The purpose is to establish a relationship with the food awards with a view to hosting this sometime in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1344-Major events fund

 

 

 

Major Events Fund to support the attraction to and retention of events in the Manawatu. Policy and criteria will be developed for allocation of funding to major events. It is envisaged that the Fund will be administered by CEDA under the contract for service delivery for which PNCC and MDC are joint parties and funders. For 2017/18, there are already identified commitments made for funding specific events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR

 

 

 

 

1166-Convention Centre - Equipment Purchases

 

 

 

Replacement of chairs and tables to maintain a high quality, professional venue. The Convention Centre currently holds 700 chairs. The last replacement of chairs was done between 2002/04. Table replacement was started in 2013/14, with the purchase of 110 folding leg tables (ranging in size) and table trolleys to store and transport. This was to start replacing the solid leg tables which were purchased in 1980. There are currently 85, 34 year old solid leg tables (originally purchased with building opening).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1339-C/fwd - Venues Manawatu - Replacement of Booking System

 

 

 

To provide a new booking system for Venues Manawatu (Arena Manawatu and Convention Centre). The current system has no ability to provide any analysis, or to integrate to the financial system. The current system's licence expires 2015 and there is a need to move to a new system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

251-Convention Centre - Replacement of Equipment

 

 

 

Financial provision to replace existing operating equipment which has reached the end of its useful life. Examples of what new equipment might be purchased are round tables, an audio recorder (hard drive to MP), new microphones.

 

 

 

 

Leisure

 

 

Arts and Culture

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1157-World War 1 Commemoration

 

 

 

Implementing and coordinating celebration and commemorative events for WW1 for the next five years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1200-Caccia Birch - Increased Operating Grant

 

 

 

An increased operating grant of $27k (currently $68k). The increase would allow the Board to market Caccia Birch as a notable historic building in the community. Third party funding may be involved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1201-Globe Theatre - Increased Operating Grant

 

 

 

An increased operating grant of $20k (currently $53k). This would allow for a change in facility use after the redevelopment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1280-Winter festival/Arts Celebration for the City

 

 

 

A winter festival between 27 June and 8 July 2017 that will also be promoted to supporters of the British Lions rugby tour. Including Regent Birthday Gala event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1308-Reel Earth Film Festival

 

 

 

In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council allocated funding for Reel Earth Environmental Film Society of Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. from that set aside for the City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival. During development of the 2018-28 10 Year Plan, the Council plans to review the criteria for which events will be categorised as core community events and during this process will consider whether the Reel Earth Festival should be included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1343-Feasibility study into a Military History Exhibition facility

 

 

 

As a result of the consultation of and in the finalisation of the 2017/18 Annual Budget, Council have provided budget for a feasibility study into a Military History Exhibition facility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

778-Arts Strategy Implementation

 

 

 

The Arts Strategy was adopted by the Council in 2010, and had some initial outcomes that needed to be delivered in the 2011/12 year (programme 492). This programme is for additional outcomes contained within the strategy that require development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

913-Christmas in The Square

 

 

 

Funding for Christmas in The Square, organised by the PN Christian Leaders Assn. This is an annual significant celebration in The Square for the City. It is an opportunity for people to come together in the CBD for free entertainment and celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR

 

 

 

 

213-Cultural Facilities - Replacement of Structures, Internal Fitout and Services

 

 

 

This is for renewal of asset and asset components associated with cultural facilities. The priority for funding this programme was to be Square Edge and Te Manawa. Given that Square Edge has had an earthquake risk assessment completed and has come out with a low rating, the Council needs to consider the long-term status of this facility. This programme covers the balance of the Councils Cultural Facilities portfolio, which includes the Regent Theatre, The Globe Theatre, Caccia Birch and The Stomach, for which condition assessments need to be undertaken and renewal work prioritised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN

 

 

 

 

1016-C/fwd - Seismic Strengthening of Council Owned Buildings

 

 

 

Carry forward programme 902 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1325-C/fwd - Globe Theatre - Mobility Access to Main Auditorium (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 1176 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

902-Seismic Strengthening of Council Owned Buildings

 

 

 

This programme provides for increasing the strength of Councils property assets that have been identified as being an earthquake risk. Secondary structural assessments have been completed on the 7 Council property assets and this information has been presented to Council via a workshop where strenghthening options were advised. Due to changes within the "Earthquake Prone Building" legislation it is seen that this work will start in 2017 with detailed design work and then physical work starting the following year, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UF

 

 

 

 

1199-Regent Theatre - Increased Operating Grant to Allow for Better Front of House Hospitality

 

 

 

An increased operating grant to allow the Regent's shows to be more attractive through better front of house hospitality so that people can have a meal or drink before or after the show. The current foyer is very congested during a show and would be better if the bar from the current foyer was moved and expanded into Munchkins (and long-term possibly into the former Shantons as well). Council already owns the Munchkins building, so the cost to Council would be a loss of rent the Council currently gets from this ($30k pa). The fit-out of Munchkins would be a cost for the Regent. To make this happen the LTP could either show this loss in rent or an increase in grant by $30k so that it could cover the rent. These redevelopments would help make Broadway more vibrant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

831-Regent Theatre Additional Funding

 

 

 

A review of the Regent Theatre's operating expenses and revenues was undertaken, the outcome of which provided input for consideration by the Council when it developed its 10 year plan in 2012. As a result of this, the Council decided to increase the operating grant by $100,000 each year.

 

 

 

 

 

City Library and Community Development

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1148-City Library and Community Services - Website and Virtual Services Upgrade and Renewal

 

 

 

To provide access to Library and Community information, resources, and services anytime, anywhere and on any device. This includes the website, online enquiries, and other online services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1149-Digital Citizenship Programme

 

 

 

To coordinate efforts City-wide to extend digital inclusion to two priority groups: 1. Households with dependent children without access to the internet and 2. Adults: job-seekers and seniors wishing to adopt and effectively use new technology.
Confident and connected digital citizens have equal opportunity to participate economically, socially and politically. Enabling citizens to complete their transactions easily in a digital environment is increasingly a public service imperative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1309-Lions Club of Kairanga - Fireworks Over the River Event

 

 

 

In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council allocated funding for this event from that set aside for the City of Palmerston North Gold Cup Festival. During development of the 2018-28 10 Year Plan, the Council plans to review the criteria for which events will be categorised as core community events and during this process will consider whether Fireworks Over the River should be included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1323-Libraries and Community Services: Digitisation Programme

 

 

 

This programme would enable digitisation of a curated selection of the 600,000 Manawatu Standard Negatives (contract for acquiring these negatives underway) as well as other Heritage material in anticipation of the 150th Palmerston North City celebration. Many of the negatives in the Manawatu Standard collection are in poor physical condition and are in immediate need of digitisation or the content will be lost. Digitising this content in 2017/18 will enable Council to save the cost of storing these materials offsite during the construction work for the Library of the Future programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

803-Maori/Pasifika Community Development

 

 

 

In order to deliver on the outcomes identified within the Maori Engagement Strategy, and to support the ongoing aspirations of the growing Maori and Pasifika communities, it is important to work alongside these communities. This is a new objective to improving productivity in this area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811-Digital Resources and Content

 

 

 

This programme will deliver a variety of digital content resources for the community that supports information gathering and knowledge acquisition. It includes subscription based content such as digital magazines, newspapers, electronic resources, learn a language programmes, encyclopaedias, music, movies, and more. It is critical to remain relevant in an increasing digital world and provide adequate access to content for the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

812-Youth Council Grants and Scholarships

 

 

 

This will actively involve young people to develop projects for themselves and to give them opportunities through small amounts of funding. It will also provide young people to recognise and support their peers reach their aspirational goals. This supports young people to become active citizens.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

931-CBD - CCTV Monitoring

 

 

 

The 2009/19 10 Year Plan approved a programme to investigate the need for and method of upgrading the CCTV system in the CBD, giving consideration to the ongoing monitoring costs. This investigation has now taken place, and this programme will now fund the ongoing monitoring costs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR

 

 

 

 

1138-Digital Technology to Support 21st Century Citizens and Service (Renewal)

 

 

 

This programme is reflective of the ever increasingly connected digital world and provides ongoing access to and renewal of digital technologies and services to meet our community's expanding digital needs. This is essential for effective and responsive service delivery while encouraging learning, debate and participation across our community. It includes the provision of digital technology for lifelong learning, content creation, seamless service, roving service, and lending technology for the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1139-Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Materials Management

 

 

 

RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology vastly improves the customer experience, stock management, and releases staff from back room manual transactional work to spend more time on the frontline, directly engaging with customers. This programme ensures that the technology is kept up-to-date with new developments associated with RFID equipment/technology to avoid obsolescence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1143-Pataka Ipurangi (Archives Digital Library)

 

 

 

An essential renewal of the digital library system so that communities, local institutions and creative individuals can actively participate in collecting and curating today's stories and tomorrow's heritage, digitally. This will allow us to bring together, manage and sustain our Community Archives, Local History collections and 'born digital' content and to put this learning resource at our community's fingertips. The system's interoperability with other local and national systems will be essential to the continued use of the content. The seamless and highly usable interface will facilitate community ownership of and pride in the wonderful resources and rich texture of our local culture and history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1291-Library Roof and HVAC Replacement

 

 

 

Renewal of the heating and ventilation system within the Central Library building to make it fit for use as a key City facility. Renewal of various roofing components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1333-C/fwd - City-wide - Community Centre Refurbishments

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 265 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1337-C/fwd - Central Library Replacement of Furniture and Fittings

 

 

 

This programme will ensure the maintenance of the furniture and fittings of the central library building, a key Council asset, to an acceptable standard given the reputation of the building and the ongoing effective delivery of services to a wide-range community of users.


In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council removed most funding from this programme for the 2016/17 year until the Library of the Future programme has been confirmed. Funding of $50,000 remains for urgent and immediate renewals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

178-Central Library Replacement of Furniture and Fittings

 

 

 

This programme will ensure the maintenance of the furniture and fittings of the central library building, a key Council asset, to an acceptable standard given the reputation of the building and the ongoing effective delivery of services to a wide-range community of users.


In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council removed most funding from this programme for the 2016/17 year until the Library of the Future programme has been confirmed. Funding of $50,000 remains for urgent and immediate renewals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

188-Replacement and Purchase of New Library Materials (Books, ebooks and non-Book Purchases)

 

 

 

This programme allows the Central and Community Libraries to replace worn out stock and purchase new stock to maintain relevance and reflect user needs. The purchase of stock is in accordance with the NZ National Framework for Public Libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

202-Central Library Interior Design Renewals

 

 

 

This programme will ensure the maintenance of the interior of the central library building, a key Council asset, to an acceptable standard given the reputation of the building and the ongoing effective delivery of services to a wide-range community of users.


In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council removed funding from this programme for the 2016/17 year until the Library of the Future programme has been confirmed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

203-Interior Design of Community Libraries, Youth Space, and Mobile Library

 

 

 

This programme will ensure the maintenance of the interior of the Community Libraries, Youth Space, and Mobile Library (key Council assets) to support the ongoing effective delivery of services to a wide-range of users within their communities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

265-City-wide - Community Centre Refurbishments

 

 

 

Renewal of assets and components associated with community facilities. Centres included Ashhurst Village Valley, Awapuni, Rangiora, Kelvin Grove, Westbrook, Milson and the Highbury Whanau Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

594-C/fwd - Library Roof and HVAC Replacement

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 1291 - Library Roof and HVAC Replacement from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN

 

 

 

 

1101-The Library of the Future

 

 

 

The Central Library is the most heavily used Council facility, with more than 10,000,000 visits since it opened 20 years ago. The resources and services provided on opening have been undergoing transformational change as libraries adapt from static to dynamic; fixed to flexible; separated technology to embraced technology; collection to connection; book warehouse to community centre and transactions to relationships. To complement the attitudinal change required as outlined above, the physical space of the Central Library needs a major revitalisation, to maintain its place as one of the truly outstanding public libraries in the country, if not further afield.



The 10 Year Plan assumed a major remodelling of the main building (to cope with providing changing library services) would be spread over four years starting in 2017/18. Further investigation revealed that this would not be practical, as the work needs to be scheduled for completion within one period to enable the Library to maintain service levels. To spread the financial costs, it was proposed for the work to begin towards the end of the 2016/17 financial year and be completed within the first half of 2017/18. However, in finalising the Annual Plan 2016/17, the Council amended the timing of this programme to recognise that a smaller portion of the proposed work will be accomplished during 2016/17. This is subject to final design and details being approved by the Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1137-Digital Technology to Support 21st Century Citizens and Services

 

 

 

This programme is reflective of the ever increasingly connected digital world and provides access to digital technologies and services to meet our community's expanding digital needs. This is essential for effective and responsive service delivery while encouraging learning, debate and participation across our community. It includes the provision of digital technology for lifelong learning, content creation, seamless service, roving service, and lending technology for the public.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1141-Community Learning and Transformation Space

 

 

 

It is critical for the library of the future to provide the technology, tools systems and a project space to enable community creativity and flexible learning. This programme will provide a comprehensively equipped venue, combining equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling users to design, prototype and create works that wouldn't be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone. This space will leverage community to community learning and optimise the use of pre-existing resources while providing new opportunities. Activities include traditional homecraft, art, printmaking, electronics, graphic/web design, photography, science projects, programming, coding, 3D printing, and robotics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1150-City Libraries - Building Security System Replacement

 

 

 

Replacement of the building security system for all unit spaces (Central Library, four community libraries and the Youth Space), including centralised CCTV system to help provide a safe and secure environment for our community, staff, and Council assets. The current system is out-of-date, unreliable and increasingly expensive to maintain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1306-Library HVAC Upgrade

 

 

 

Installation of a new heating and ventilation system within the Central Library building, on the fourth floor where currently the Community Services staff are located. The replacement of existing HVAC systems is covered in programme 1291.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

336-City Archives - Additional Storage

 

 

 

The current storage space available for the City Archives facility, located in the Central Library building, is currently full. At the same time, the extra storage space being used in the basement of the Civic Administration Building (CAB) is near total capacity. The latter space is far from adequate, relative to archival standards, as illustrated during the 2004 flood. In short, an alternative storage space is required to house an estimated 300 square metres of archival records. It will be necessary to locate and plan for an alternative over the next three years in anticipation of a move to a permanent and alternative site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

595-C/fwd - The Library of the Future

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 1101 - The Library of the Future from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

603-C/fwd - Digital Technology to Support 21st Century Citizens and Services

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 1137 - Digital Technology to Support 21st Century Citizens and Services from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UF

 

 

 

 

1147-Open Libraries Project

 

 

 

Funding to equip community libraries with hardware, software, and furniture and fittings, to provide self-service library services and spaces to increase access to community libraries, outside staffed hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1210-Social Support to Social Housing

 

 

 

Community Development Committee on 10 November 2014 etc. Adoption of the Social Housing Strategy by the Council includes provision for social support to the social housing tenants through an external agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

395-Welcome To New Residents

 

 

 

This programme is designed to welcome new residents to Palmerston North City. In the past there was a welcome pack which was only sent to new home owners. This programme could be a welcome pack or could go further and host events etc. Further research would need to occur to ascertain the best way to connect with new residents.

 

 

 

 

 

Parks, Sport and Recreation

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1073-Reserve Management Planning

 

 

 

To complete reserve management plans as required by the Reserves Act 1977, and directed by the Active Recreation and Biodiversity Strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1080-Biodiversity Strategy - Increased Funding for Plant and Animal Pest Control

 

 

 

Increased funding in plant and animal pest control as an action arising out of the Biodiversity Strategy. The first component would be the preparation of a report on the current status of pest control on our parks and reserves, which would also set out a direction for further expenditure to increase the level of service. It is then planned to provide additional funding to Horizons Regional Council to boost their existing programmes (such as 'Weed Busters' and the Lower Kahuterawa Scheme). The balance of funding would then be spent on our own staff/contractors increasing plant and animal pest control measures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1212-Hockey Turf - Grant for Share of Construction

 

 

 

A grant for up to $500k, being Council's share of the anticipated cost of $1.5m, for the construction of a third national level hockey turf in the City. This will be in partnership with a third party organisation that has a need for a hockey turf and enough space for the facility. 50% usage will be allocated to Hockey Manawatu/Community Hockey and 50% to the funding partner.

Additional costs of up to $200,000 will also be required for renewal costs every 10 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1249-Arapuke Forest Park - Contribution to Manawatu Mountain Bike Club for Trail Development

 

 

 

Funding to enable more tracks to be developed in association with the Manawatu Mountain Bike Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1348-Contribution toward the Riverbank protection of the Ashhurst Domain

 

 

 

As a result of public consultation and in finalising the 2017/18 Annual Budget, Council has made provision to contribute toward the Riverbank protection of the Ashhurst Domain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

268-Arapuke Forest Park/Kahuterawa Pest Control and Biodiversity Protection and Enhancement

 

 

 

Animal and plant pest control, snail survey and management planning, consultation and monitoring programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

355-Arapuke Forest Harvest and Replanting

 

 

 

Planning for the harvest, operational costs associated with harvest, and maintenance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

799-National Sports Events and Cycling Support

 

 

 

The Events and Festivals Strategy has identified, as a key outcome, attracting 10 new national secondary school sporting events and attracting national and international sporting events to the City (including women's national cycling event, UCI men's cycling event).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

835-Ashhurst Domain - Biodiversity Improvements as Part of Manawatu Gorge Project

 

 

 

Contribution to the Gorge Biodiversity Project in collaboration with Horizons, DoC, Transit, and Tararua District Council. Includes pest and weed control, and creation of linkages from the Gorge to the Ashhurst Domain. (Previously capital new programme 97.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1051-Central Energy Trust Arena - Combined Asset Refurbishment

 

 

 

This programme contains all the asset renewals for the Central Energy Trust Arena. This combines all the renewals formerly contained in programmes 328, 332, 334, 335, 337, 339, 343 and 347. The figures in this programme are taken from the SPM Asset Management System based on asset lives and current values. The Arena site is subject to a strategic review currently being carried out. This will determine the direction of the future development of this facility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1108-Hokowhitu Lagoon - Bank Renewal

 

 

 

Renewal of Hokowhitu Lagoon edge treatment. Approx 900m of old wooden edging requires replacement for safety, bank stability and aesthetic reasons. Mix of hard and soft edging to enhance the lagoon and reserve areas. Add biodiversity, improve access for active and passive recreation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

173-City-wide - Playground Renewals

 

 

 

To renew existing playgrounds as they reach the end of their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

174-City-wide - Replacement of Furniture on Reserves

 

 

 

To replace worn out furniture on reserves that have reached the end of their useful lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

177-City-wide - Replacement of Gardens on Reserves

 

 

 

To renew gardens on reserves as they reach the end of their useful lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

184-City-wide - Walkway Renewals

 

 

 

To renew existing walkways as they are worn out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

190-City-wide - Replacement of Trees on Reserves

 

 

 

To replace trees on reserves as they come to the end of their useful lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

194-City-wide - Renewal of Bridges on Reserves

 

 

 

Provision for renewal of bridges on reserves. These are usually pedestrian and cycle bridges across waterways: - Manawatu River Path - Napier Road Drain - Manawatu River Path - upstream of Napier Road Drain - Tutukiwi Reserve - Hokowhitu Lagoon - Chalet side abutment plus central span - Arapuke Forest Park - Black Bridge - Aokautere Gully Bridges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

195-City-wide - Renewal of Hardsurface Areas on Reserves

 

 

 

To renew various hardsurfaces on reserves - includes car parks, footpaths and accessways. In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council confirmed resurfacing of Vautier Park netball court 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

234-Sportsfields Changing Room Refurbishments

 

 

 

Changing room upgrades - Bill Brown, Colquhoun and Lincoln Parks, Hokowhitu and Bunnythorpe Domains. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council prioritised Bill Brown Park for refurbishment. During development of the 2016/17 Annual Plan, this programme now includes programme 186-City-wide Public Toilet Refurbishments and Replacements.

In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council increased funding for this programme by $60,000 in 2016/17 to enable the public toilet at the Manawatu Cricket Pavilion to be upgraded, with entries made onto Fitzherbert Avenue and Fitzherbert Park.

2015/16 - design work for refurbishment of changing rooms at Bill Brown Park (previously Colquhoun Park)

2016/17 - construction at Bill Brown Park changing rooms and toilets; refurbishment of public toilet at Manawatu Cricket Pavilion, with entries made onto Fitzherbert Avenue and Fitzherbert Park

2017/18 - design work for refurbishment of changing rooms at Colquhoun Park (previously Bill Brown Park)

2018/19 - refurbishment of changing rooms and toilets at Colquhoun Park (previously Bill Brown Park)

2019/20 - design work for refurbishment of changing rooms at Lincoln Park

2020/21 - refurbishment of changing rooms at LincolnPark

2021/22 - design work for refurbishment of changing rooms at Hokowhitu Domain

2022/23 - refurbishment of changing rooms at Hokowhitu Domain

2023/24 - design work for refurbishment of changing rooms at Bunnythorpe Domain

2024/25 - refurbishment of changing rooms at Bunnythorpe Domain

Note: timing of changing room refurbishments at Hokowhitu and Bunnythorpe Domains may be swapped with each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

254-City-wide - Sportsfield Carpark and Hardsurface Area Resurfacing

 

 

 

2014 - Bill Brown Carpark, Colquhoun Park (Fairs Road end). 2015 - Marriner Street, Vautier (Lower Puriri Street section). 2017 - Papaioea and Hokowhitu. 2018 - Dependent on condition assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

257-Fitzherbert/Manawaroa/Ongley Parks - Cricket Block Replacements

 

 

 

Refurbishment of cricket blocks at Fitzherbert, Manawaroa and Ongley Parks. Includes digout and replacement of all soil in one or two cricket blocks each two years (there are 5-6 wickets to each block), and also for re-shaping of the surrounds and drainage. Total Turf Blocks = 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

258-City-wide - Refurbishment and Replacement of Boundary Fences on Reserves

 

 

 

Council is responsible for 50% of boundary fencing costs with adjacent property owners (except where a fencing covenant is in place) under the Fencing Act 1978. New reserves generally get covenants in place but many boundary fences on existing reserves will require contributions in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

266-Fitzherbert Park - Hockey Turf Refurbishment

 

 

 

Renewal of water based carpet and shock pad. 10 year life possibly extended if well cared for and maintained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

271-Sportsfields Hardsurfaces - Takaro, Wallace and Awapuni Court Renewals

 

 

 

2015/16 - Takaro Park courts renewal and conversion of part to basketball. Awapuni courts astrograss replaced two at a time on a 14-year cycle. Synpave to Wallace courts and regular renewal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

596-Lido Pool - Asset Renewals

 

 

 

Renewals of assets as required at the Lido Aquatic Centre as identified in the asset management plan. Includes building renewals, e.g. roof repairs. The renewals are based on the SPM Asset Management Plan system report. This programme incorporates the old programme 597 Aquatics Small Plant Renewal for the Lido Aquatic Centre, so this programme now contains all the renewals for the plant and buildings. This program includes a separate line for the renewal of the pool roof due to vapour barrier breakdown. There is also a separate line for the renewal of the pool liner every 15 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

598-Freyberg Community Pool - Renewal of Capital Plant and Equipment

 

 

 

Renewal of plant equipment at the Freyberg Community Pool in accordance with the asset management plan. The timing and quantities have been determined by SPM asset management system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

759-C/fwd - Sportsfields Changing Room Refurbishments

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 234 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

819-Central Energy Trust Arena - Replacement of Equipment

 

 

 

Replace existing equipment which has reached the end of its useful life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

98-City-wide Reserves - Renewals (Victoria Esplanade, Memorial Park, Ashhurst Domain and The Square)

 

 

 

Renewal programmes across the City-wide reserves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CN

 

 

 

 

1077-Biodiversity Enhancement Through Native Planting

 

 

 

To undertake native planting to enhance biodiversity in the City. This programme is related to the Biodiversity Strategy direction to enhance biodiversity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1084-Central Energy Trust Arena - Masterplan Priority 1 Projects

 

 

 

Provision of new facilities and assets at Arena Manawatu, based on the Strategic Review and not covered by renewals programmes. Specific tasks include providing retractable seating for Arena 2, wayfinding and new signage, as well as floodlights to rear fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1100-Waitoetoe Dog Socialisation Area

 

 

 

Dog socialisation/agility and adventure play area for dogs and their owners. As part of finalising the Annual Budget 2017/18, budget provision transferred from the Linklater Reserve Development (Programme 587).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111-Edwards Pit Park

 

 

 

The 2009/19 LTCCP made provision for the development of Edwards Pit Park as part of a Recreation Hub with neighbouring recreation facilities, namely Vautier and Skoglund Parks and the Freyberg Community Pool. Development has been proceeding with significant volunteer contributions, based on a masterplan that was prepared in conjunction with the Pit Park People Society Inc., under a Memorandum of Understanding with Council. Physical works involve the development of an extensive network of walkways and native planting, 3 wetland areas, contouring the original quarry banks, and associated upgrades to the entranceway and internal access road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1171-City-wide - Increased Smokefree Signage

 

 

 

To provide more smokefree signage to promote a safe and healthy City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1172-Drinking Fountains at Recreational Facilities

 

 

 

Provide drinking fountains at new toilet locations along shared pathways, and at City reserves and sportsgrounds. As a result of public consultation and in finalising the 2017/18 Annual Budget, Council has made provision for construction of a drinking fountain and bottle filling station in Ashhurst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1175-Parks and Reserves - Shade Trees

 

 

 

To provide shade via tree planting at various parks and reserves around the City. In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council increased funding for this programme, by reducing funding allocated to programme 1099-Shade Development, which provides physical shade structures while these trees are maturing. Funding Of $5,600 from programme 1175 has been allocated specifically for shade trees at Peren Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1182-Recreation Spaces - Improved Lighting

 

 

 

To provide for lighting in recreation spaces as required or identified - this might include walkways, around sportsfield pavilions and changing rooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1278-C/fwd - Junior Road Safety Park (New Community Project) (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

Carry forward programme 1076 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1318-Central Energy Trust Arena - New Generator

 

 

 

Purchase of two x 300KVA Generators and installation at Central Energy Trust Arena to run main lighting towers, supply power during peak demand times, and provide emergency management back up supply for Council/civil defence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1320-Supplementary Water Take from Manawatu River to Hokowhitu Lagoon

 

 

 

The seepage rate of water from the Hokowhitu Lagoon is greater than the input from the artesian bore, meaning that in dry periods the level of the Lagoon falls resulting in large areas of exposed Lagoon bed and restrictions on the ability of recreational users to continue their activities. Adding additional water from the Manawatu River is an option to keep the Lagoon water levels topped up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1326-C/fwd - Panieri Park - Purchase of Adjacent Land

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 1282 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1342-Fitzherbert Park - Cricket Ground Enhancements (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

As a result of submissions and in finalising the 2017/2018 Annual Budget, this programme will provide for:

Grass Practice Facilities at Fitzherbert Park
Sightscreens
Scorers, Match Officials and Press Facilities in the Grandstand
Upgrading the Bruce Turner Pavilion by providing better external access to the pavilion through sliding doors

It is assumed these assets will be purchased by and owned by Palmerston North City Council.
To become a valued venue for Central Districts (CD) and New Zealand (NZ) Cricket as well as providing better facilities for local cricketers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

157-City-wide - Playground Development

 

 

 

In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25 the Council decided to change the focus of this programme to remove the emphasis on youth playgrounds. The 10 Year Plan has provision for playground development in years 3 and 9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

158-City-wide - Safety Improvements to Reserves

 

 

 

Annual programme to deal with safety improvements as they are identified. Usually this involves things like lighting, handrails, speedhumps or security cameras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

160-City-wide - Improved Access to Reserves for Persons with Disabilities

 

 

 

Conduct annual improvements to disabled access issues in reserves and recreation buildings. This programme is consulted annually with the Disabled Persons Assembly, and ideas are also sought from the Halberg Trust and other stakeholders. The sorts of issues addressed include things like ramps vs steps, more accessible surfaces, car parking and toilets.



In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council allocated an additional $80,000 to this programme, with at least $20,000 specifically for developing Memorial Park to meet the access and inclusion needs of people with a range of abilities in consultation with the community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

161-City-wide - New Public Toilets

 

 

 

Provision of new public toilet facilities at locations yet to be determined. Previously every five years, now every year. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25 the Council allocated additional funding so that at least one public toilet facility will be built per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165-Arapuke Forest Park/Kahuterawa - Development

 

 

 

To implement the Kahuterawa Outdoor Recreation Plan - tracks and bridges, fencing, signage, shelters and furniture. Includes $50,000 in 2016/17 for swingbridge and linking walkways connecting the top end of Sledge Track across Kahuterawa Stream to the eastern end of Arapuke Forest Park (design work completed in 2014).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

368-Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

During the 2009/19 10 Year Plan the Council agreed to demolish the existing old tired aviaries and construct a new, larger, more humane aviary. Community members identifed a partnership opportunity with Massey University's Wildbase Hospital, which was planning an expansion, and brought to Massey and the City's attention.

The Council is now working on a partnership with Massey University, with the support of the Department of Conservation, Rotary and Rangitane, to develop a new native wildlife aviary, to be called Wildbase Recovery. This aviary will take the injured and ill animals from Wildbase Hospital and temporarily house them in the Victoria Esplanade while they recover from their illness and operations. Once they are strong enough they will be released back to the wild. A custom built education centre and support facilities will allow visitors and locals to learn about the issues and opportunities associated with the animals in care, their species and what people can do to help them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

587-Linklater Reserve Development

 

 

 

This programme allows for opening up and development of the remaining 20ha of reserve currently grazed from 2016/17 to 2019/20. Initial community ideas were gathered in 2014/15 and a draft development plan was consulted on with the community in 2015/16. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council decided to remove the specific programme for a dog exercise area elsewhere in the city and that development of this is now planned to be located at the Linklater Reserve. Development may also include provision of an adventure playground. Other features of the plan include walking and junior mountain bike tracks, toilet and picnicking facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

607-C/fwd - Freyberg Pool - Modifications to Toddler Pool

 

 

 

Carry forward of balance of programme 285 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

752-Manawatu Riverside - Framework Implementation

 

 

 

Allowance for implementation of the Manawatu Riverside Framework goals. Will require further detailed scoping prior to implementation - this programme is an allowance for yet to be detailed works over and above existing programmes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

760-C/fwd - Linklater Reserve Development

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 587 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

761-C/fwd - Clearview Reserve Development

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 697 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93-Memorial Park - Capital Development Programme

 

 

 

The 2009/19 LTCCP made provision for a 10 year upgrade of Memorial Park. Improvements to date include those that focus on accessibility to the playground, introducing new play equipment, pathways, sportsfield seating and enhancements to the Park's entranceway. In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council confirmed its commitment to resurfacing the skating rink in 2016/17. Any other development of the skating rink will be dependent on discussions with interested parties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94-City-wide - Purchase of Land to Extend Walkways Network

 

 

 

Purchasing land from private landowners to extend the City's walkway network as set out in the Active Recreation Strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95-City-wide - Construction of Walkways

 

 

 

Ongoing construction of the walkways on recently purchased land and within existing reserves. $5,000 has been added to each year to be targeted at separation of cyclists. Provision for older people and enhancements as directed by the levels of service workshops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

967-Edibles Planting

 

 

 

To plant fruit trees and/or edible plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

990-Central Energy Trust Arena - Covered Embankment (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

To investigate feasibility/options and provide cover on the embankment. Community initiative post to the adoption of the Annual Plan 2013/14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

999-C/fwd - Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery Centre (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 368 from 2015/16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1081-Victoria Esplanade - Park Road Entrance and Parking Reconfiguration

 

 

 

This programme partners Roading programme 324 - Roundabout Installation - which proposes to install a roundabout at the corner of Park Road, Cook Street and the Victoria Esplanade entrance. The Victoria Esplanade entrance would be realigned with Cook Street to improve the ease of access. This programme would allow for a new entrance, reconfiguration of the access road within the Esplanade, and modification of a portion of the existing access to become car parking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1181-Hokowhitu Lagoon - Canoe Polo Club Court Improvements

 

 

 

To increase the provision of canoe polo court suitable space as per deputation to Council in September 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1202-Bike Manawatu Off-road Cycling Park (subject to full external funding)

 

 

 

Development of an off-road criterium circuit (1.2km long x 5m wide) on an existing Council reserve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

140-Peace Tree Reserve Development

 

 

 

Peace Tree Reserve is on the corner of Pacific Drive and Silicon Way. This project is to develop a local reserve for this area of the City. Christchurch City Council has gifted a peace tree to the Palmerston North City Council. This seedling is grown from a cutting taken from a tree in Nagasaki, Japan, which originates from a seed pod of a tree burned by the nuclear bomb detonated in Nagasaki in 1945. PNCC has also joined the Mayors for Peace programme at the time of naming the reserve. Reserve development due now that housing is substantially developed in the area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

144-Urban Growth - Whakarongo - Reserves Land Purchases

 

 

 

Purchase of reserve land in the Whakarongo Urban Growth Area to provide for two new reserves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

186-City-wide - Public Toilet Refurbishments and Replacements

 

 

 

Replacement of components and entire public toilets as per condition grading work as detailed in SPM report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

560-Te Motu o Poutoa / Anzac Park Reserve Development

 

 

 

A Reserve Management Plan and a Development Plan are currently being prepared for the site in order to govern the management arrangements and also set out the approved direction for a variety of capital development works at this historic site. Both plans are to be prepared with significant engagement with key stakeholders. The most significant group are Rangitane as the site was formally a fortified pa and has a unique history associated with this pre-European usage. Accordingly, physical works to develop the reserve will have the primary purpose of showcasing this unique cultural history and are envisaged to focus on improved accessibility and connection to neighbouring sites, removal of mature exotic trees, further native planting, rehabilitation and/or preservation work on pa features and erection of signage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

708-Urban Growth - Reserves Land Purchase Aokautere Area

 

 

 

Buy land for two new local reserves in Aokautere in order to provide a neighbourhood reserve within 500m walking distance of all residentially zoned land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

716-Urban Growth - Whakarongo - Walkways Land Purchases

 

 

 

Purchase of land within Whakarongo Growth Area to develop a walkway from James Line to Stoney Creek Road. The walkway will be a core recreation asset to the new area and will also provide a safe 'off-road' link for school children wanting to get to Whakarongo School and back from within the area and also the established part of Kelvin Grove to the west of James Line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

991-Shade and Shelter Development - Manawatu Community Athletics Track

 

 

 

To further provide shade and shelter at the Manawatu Community Athletics Track

 

 

 

 

Regulatory

 

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1204-Additional Resources - Building Compliance Resources

 

 

 

In October 2014 the Council was audited by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, to determine if it was meeting statutory obligations in terms of compliance, particularlly fire/life safety issues in commerical buildings. The audit determined that Council did not have sufficient resources to adequately fulfill its obligations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1205-Additional Resources - Support Services

 

 

 

In October 2014 the Council was audited by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, to determine if it was meeting statutory obligations in terms of compliance, particularlly fire/life safety issues in commerical buildings. The audit determined that Council did not have sufficient resources to adequately fulfill its obligations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1206-Additional Resources - Training Programme for Building Officer Cadets

 

 

 

The Council's building services has signficant problems recruiting experienced staff to fill vacancies. The solution is to train and develop suitable replacements in partnership with an external training organisation. This will ensure the long term sustainable skilled resources to meet customer needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

130-Earthquake Prone Buildings - Assessment of Compliance with the Building Act

 

 

 

In 2006 Council adopted an Earthquake Prone Buildings Policy. It sets out Council's approach to assessing the risk to privately owned buildings in event of an earthquake and the steps required to minimise this risk . The policy outlines the need to identify privately owned earthquake prone buildings, and what steps will be taken to address any issues that arise, both in terms of existing buildings, alterations and changes of use. This programme, spread over three years, provides funding to ensure the actions defined in the policy are undertaken to ensure Council's legislative obligations are fulfilled. (This programme does not fund any assessment/repair work on Council owned buildings.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR

 

 

 

 

1269-Bylaw Signage - Replacement

 

 

 

Installation of replacement signage related to bylaw enforcement. Signage is required to ensure that the general public is aware of bylaw requirements within specific locations.

 

 

 

 

Roading and Parking

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1115-Massey and Research Institutes Development (Food HQ) - Investigation

 

 

 

Investigation of the impacts of the alterations to the road network surrounding Massey, and increase in educational and research infrastructure (Food HQ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1167-Placemaking Co-created Project

 

 

 

A co-created project is a joint project completed by the Council and the community together. The community is involved in the design, funding and implementation of the project. It applies the principles of placemaking. A successful co-created project will enhance a space and increase the sense of pride citizens have in local places.

This programme is the operational component of the Placemaking Initiative.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1207-Additional Resources - City Networks

 

 

 

Appointment of two new City Networks positions to enable improved responsiveness to Council reporting and implementation of instructions. In finalising the Annual Plan 2016/17, the Council increased this funding through reductions in other Council remuneration budgets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1214-Bikes in Schools

 

 

 

Provision of a grant for the purchase of bikes and helmets, construction of tracks, etc. in schools. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council changed the scope of the programme so that it covers three schools in the first year rather than one each year for the first three years, which will allow for a review of the programme's success before the next 10 Year Plan.



In finalising the Annual Plan 2016/17, the Council resolved to seek financial assistance from the New Zealand Transport Agency for the Bikes in Schools programme, on the basis that it is brought forward to the 2016/17 year and the budget set at $300,000 to allow six schools to benefit from the programme. In the event that NZTA decline to financially assist the programme, then Council's $150,000 "local share" of the funding will be directed to supporting three schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1262-Ashhurst Christmas Lights

 

 

 

In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council allocated funding to put up and take down the Ashhurst Christmas Lights each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1313-City-wide - Cycle Awareness Markings at Roundabouts

 

 

 

Sharrows (cycle awareness markings) at the approaches to all roundabouts in the City, as soon as sharrows become legal traffic control devices. Funding will also include education about the meaning of the symbol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1345-Feasibility study to extend the shared pathway from Longburn to Himatangi Beach

 

 

 

As a result of public consultation and in finalising the 2017/18 Annual Budget, Council has made provision for a feasibility study to extend the shared pathway from Longburn to Himatangi Beach. The cost to be shared between the Palmerston North City Council and Manawatu District Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1346-Starting the work on school travel plans as envisioned in the Integrated Transport Strategy

 

 

 

As a result of public consultation and in finalising the 2017/18 Annual Budget, Council has made provision for starting the work on school travel plans as envisioned in the Integrated Transport Strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1347-Report into the relationship between Ministry of Education transport and our footpath network

 

 

 

As a result of public consultation and in finalising the 2017/18 Annual Budget, Council has made a provision to report into the relationship between Ministry of Education transport and our footpath network, with recommendations for urgent issues arising.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR

 

 

 

 

115-City-wide - Sealed Pavement Renewals

 

 

 

Replacement of, or restoration of strength to, sealed roads where other forms of maintenance and renewal are no longer economic. An increasing number of major roads carry volumes of traffic that warrant AC surfacing, however the structure of the road also requires strengthening for this type of surface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

122-City-wide - Road Drainage Replacements

 

 

 

Replacement of urban kerb and channel, and replacement of medium sized rural culverts, when these facilities have reached the end of their economic life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1332-C/fwd - City-wide - Traffic Signals Renewals

 

 

 

Renewal of signals to maintain the signals hardware in a reliable, serviceable state and meeting current standards. The majority of our traffic signals (18/24) have PSC controllers which are no longer being made, with parts hard to source, and need to be replaced Quartz Halogena and incandescent lamps are no longer being produced so these fittings need replacement with LED technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

139-City-wide - Sealed Road Resurfacing

 

 

 

The resurfacing of the road at the end of the economic life of the surfacing. Chip Seal is used on low volume, urban and rural roads, AC (Hot Mix) is used at intersections where there is heavy turning traffic and used on main arterial routes and on roads with commercial/industrial traffic. Previously these two types of surface had separate budgets, these have now been amalgamated into a single budget in line with NZTA's funding format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

155-City-wide - Street Tree Replacements

 

 

 

Renewal of existing street trees when they are at the end of their life, too large for the site, or an inappropriate tree for the location, e.g. causing extensive footpath damage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

162-City-wide - Vehicle Crossing Replacements

 

 

 

Renewal and replacement of vehicle crossings in the City when they have reached the end of their economic life. Also includes damaged and cracked vehicle crossings when these become unserviceable. This budget has been reduced from previous years. This will not fund those crossings that are replaced because vehicles scrape on them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

181-City-wide - Bus Shelter Upgrades and Replacements

 

 

 

Replacement of shelters as they reach end of asset life with new units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

648-City-wide - Replacement of Deteriorating Cycle Stands

 

 

 

Replacement of aged cycle stands and pipe racks as required throughout the City, usually as a result of intentional damage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64-City-wide - Footpath Renewals and Replacements

 

 

 

Replacement of asphaltic (hot mix) and concrete footpaths when the surface has deteriorated to such an extent that level of service and safety will soon become an issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

742-Campbells Road - Bridge Renewal

 

 

 

Renewal of 2-lane bridge on Campbells Road (structure number S20c) over the Mangaone Stream. Project timings and costs have been identified by MDC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74-City-wide - Street Light Replacements

 

 

 

Renewal of street lights that are at the end of their economic life and are not designed to the current street lighting standards. These new installations will be using LED lighting technology including the capability for dimming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

82-City-wide - Off Street Parking Resurfacing, Remarking and Signage Replacement

 

 

 

Resurfacing of the chip sealed or other asphaltic surface in the City's carparks. Renewing markings and signage as required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1003-Urban Growth - Whakarongo - Intersection Upgrades

 

 

 

Intersection upgrades to accommodate additional traffic demand associated with the Whakarongo urban growth area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1037-Mangaone Stream Shared Path - Underpass at Botanical Road

 

 

 

The Mangaone Stream shared path runs along the top of the stopbank (true right) and crosses several road bridges. Botanical Road bridge is a disconnect in the shared path network. Crossing Botanical Road at grade has sight line issues and any 'at grade' improvements will provide minor resolution to path user conflicts with road users. Creating an underpass at this conflict point will mitigate any traffic safety concerns and will assist in creating a seamless shared path network. This underpass is critical to ensuring path user safety and is combined with a similar facility at Highbury Avenue road bridge. Advanced investigations to be undertaken in 2015/16 to consider geotechnical requirements and conclude a concept detail for construction for Botanical Road and Highbury Avenue underpasses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1038-Mangaone Stream Shared Path - Underpass at Highbury Avenue

 

 

 

The Mangaone Stream shared path runs along the top of the stopbank (true right) and crosses several road bridges. Highbury Avenue road bridge is a disconnect in the shared path network. Crossing Highbury Avenue at grade has sightline issues and any 'at grade' improvements will provide minor resolution to path user conflicts with road users. Creating an underpass at this conflict point will mitigate any traffic safety concerns and will assist in creating a seamless shared path network. This underpass is critical to ensuring path user safety and is combined with a similar facility at Botanical Road bridge. Advanced investigations to be undertaken in 2015/16 to consider geotechnical requirements and conclude a concept detail for construction for Botanical Road and Highbury Avenue underpasses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1086-City-wide - Street Lighting Upgrade to Current LEDs

 

 

 

Replacing the current 'P' lighting throughout the City, where the lighting network is currently underground, with LED technology. The overhead network will also be included if the undergrounding programme is not supported. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council sped up this programme so that it can be done in years 1 and 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

114-City-wide - New Cycle Stands and Shelters

 

 

 

New cycle stands where none currently exist or where growth areas indicate a need for cycle parking or responding to community requests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1155-City-wide - Street Seats

 

 

 

To provide seats adjacent to footpaths in areas of high pedestrian activity. This will provide rest areas and encourage greater participation in walking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1179-C/fwd - Urban Growth - Whakarongo - Intersection Upgrades

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 1003 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1216-City-wide - Additional Cycle Lanes

 

 

 

To allow for further development of on-road cycle lanes throughout the City as and when identified. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council increased the budget for this programme to $100,000 per year.

In finalising the Annual Plan 2016/17, the Council decreased the budget for this programme to $40,000 per year, to enable other means of cycling infrastructure - see programmes 1314-Manawatu River Shared Pathway - Behavioural Awareness Signage; 1313-Cycle Awareness Markings at Roundabouts; 1257-Cycle Phases at Intersections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1229-C/fwd - Manawatu River (Fitzherbert Bridge to Linton) - Cycle/Pedestrian Pathway (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 977 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1257-City-wide - Cycle Phases at Intersections

 

 

 

As a result of submissions and finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25 the Council resolved to initially investigate cycle phases at signalised intersections concentrating on those intersections that have high volumes of turning cycle movements. In finalising the Annual Plan 2016/17, the Council increased this budget to $40,000 to allow more intersections to have cycle phases installed each year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1274-C/fwd - City Wide - Street Lighting Upgrade to Current LEDs

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 1086 - City Wide - Street Lighting Upgrade to Current LEDs from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1275-C/fwd - Manawatu River - Downstream Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge Construction (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 57 - Manawatu River - Downstream Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge Construction (subject to part external funding) from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1276-C/fwd - City Boundary Entrance Treatments

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 1131 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1287-C/fwd - Urban Growth - Whakarongo - James Line Upgrade - Stage 3

 

 

 

Carry forward balance of programme 167 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1327-C/fwd - Walker's Road - New Shared Pathway

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 1315 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1330-Placemaking Co-created Project

 

 

 

A co-created project is a joint project completed by the Council and the community together. The community is involved in the design, funding and implementation of the project. It applies the principles of placemaking. A successful co-created project will enhance a space and increase the sense of pride citizens have in local places.

This programme is the capital component of the Placemaking Initiative, as some placemaking projects require capital expenditure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

148-City-wide - Bus Stop Improvements

 

 

 

Includes concrete hardstands, bus laybys, boarders, shelters, timetable holders and other (infrastructural) works associated with improving service reliability and quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

163-City-wide - New Street Tree Planting

 

 

 

Planting of street trees to meet the target that all streets in Palmerston North will have trees, with the exception of those that still have overhead lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

201-City-wide - Roading Subdivision Contributions

 

 

 

Improved infrastructure for the City during the construction of new subdivisions that a developer would not be expected to fund. For example links to existing local amenities, strategic roads to improve the roading network, or increased capacity for identified future use. The budget is based on historical data.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25-Forest Hill Road - Seal Extension

 

 

 

Extension of seal to Forest Hill Road from the end of existing seal to the end of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

279-City-wide - Minor Road Projects

 

 

 

This programme provides for the construction/implementation of low cost/low risk safety improvements including minor engineering works associated with community programmes, pedestrian/cycle facilities, traffic calming, sight benching and lighting improvements (historically called Minor Safety). Requires specific approval of NZTA before commencement.



In finalising the 2016/17 Annual Plan, the Council allocated funding from this programme to install an appropriate crossing facility on Summerhill Drive, to enable people to cross from the Summerset Retirement Village to Peren Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

506-City-wide - Split Rubbish/Recycling Bins

 

 

 

A rolling programme to replace existing rubbish bins with a split bin to collect recyclables as well as rubbish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57-Manawatu River - Downstream Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge Construction (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

A pedestrian/cycle/services bridge, downstream of the existing Fitzherbert Avenue bridge. The original proposal was to look at sites both upstream and downstream. However, in approving the 2012/22 Draft 10 Year Plan, the Council decided that the bridge would specifically be downstream. When adopting the final 10 Year Plan, the Council also agreed that work will be undertaken in year 1 to review a feasibility study undertaken 15 years or so ago of such a facility to assist preparation of the next 10 Year Plan in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

703-C/fwd - Church/Ruahine Streets - Roundabout Safety Improvements

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 674 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

713-C/fwd - City-wide - Undergrounding of Power and Telecom Cables

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 829 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

749-C/fwd - Broadway Avenue Upgrade

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 1259 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

829-City-wide - Undergrounding of Power and Telecom Cables

 

 

 

To underground the remaining overhead network, in both Palmerston North City and Ashhurst. This is the network from the old Manawatu Oroua Electric Power Board area. This programme will be coordinated with the street light replacement programme. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25 the Council resolved to bring forward portions of the Year 3 programme into Years 1 and 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

876-C/fwd - City Centre - Major Upgrade of Main Bus Terminal (Urban and Inter-regional Services)

 

 

 

Carry forward from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

977-Manawatu River (Fitzherbert Bridge to Linton) - Cycle/Pedestrian Pathway (subject to part external funding)

 

 

 

Council funded investigations into this project were done in the 2013/14 year - Programme 973. Early indications at that time were for an immediate opportunity to work with Massey University as they make significant changes to their farm land on the left bank of the Manawatu River. Massey indicated that they were very supportive of constructing this path during the 2014/15 year to coincide with their anticipated riverside development works. Undertaking of these two projects jointly would provide obvious synergies and avoid disruption than if they were to be constructed at different times. This programme provides for up to 4.5km of AC path and fencing. Programme 973 (Fitzherbert Bridge to Linton Cycle/Pedestrian Pathway Investigation) and Programme 923 (Manawatu River Downstream Pedestrian/Cycle Bridge Route Assessment) must first be completed to ensure shared path network efficiencies are met and construction of any shared path services the wider community from the central City to optimise path use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UF

 

 

 

 

1007-Urban Growth - Whakarongo - Internal Roads

 

 

 

Contribution towards collector roading within the Whakarongo urban growth area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1039-City East (Mangaone Stream to Manawatu River) - Shared Path Connection

 

 

 

To connect from Milson Line Drain area to the Manawatu River Shared Path. This may be partially limestone, footpath and AC construction, and using some roading corridor for connecting links (i.e. existing footpath and road). Approximately 10km of north/east to south/east City connections for pedestrians and cyclists, mostly off-road pathway. This programme will complete the City circle of pathway. Broadly speaking, the connection extends Milson Line Drain behind McGregor Street, then onto Railway Road shared path, then down Roberts Line (or through Linklater Reserve), continuing further south on Roberts Line (over the railway tracks), then proposes to combine with a new underpass programme under SH3 junction, then onto Riverside Drive and to connect with the Manawatu River shared path. At Railway Road/Roberts Line, the shared path is proposed to extend to Bunnythorpe and provide an additional loop to this community, combined with the Ashhurst community loop this eastern link provides off-road path connectivity for the wider community. This programme covers road crossing points (where required), but excludes the SH3/Roberts Line underpass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1090-Industrial Growth - NEIZ - Intersection Upgrades

 

 

 

Upgrade of intersections with strategic roads to facilitate industrial growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1095-Palmerston North to Bunnythorpe - Cycle/Pedestrian Pathway

 

 

 

To connect the Railway Road shared path to Bunnythorpe, with the intentions of finally connecting to Manawatu District (Feilding). Railway Road shared path finishes at Roberts Line, any new path will extend off-road following the Railway Tracks. Approval from Toll is required, and options to construction within existing paper road (east of the railway tracks). Construction is proposed as asphaltic concrete to complement the shared path entering the City on Railway Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1134-City Entrance Corridors - Streetscape Improvements

 

 

 

Urban design/streetscape improvements to four main City entrance corridors (Pioneer; Rangitikei; Main/Napier and Fitzherbert) in line with the Urban Design Strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1183-Stoney Creek Road (School) Safety Upgrade

 

 

 

To upgrade the road frontage along Stoney Creek Road, from State Highway to railway crossing. Provision of slip lane, recessed parking bays and footpaths are likely components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

175-City-wide - Traffic Signals Renewals

 

 

 

Renewal of signals to maintain the signals hardware in a reliable, serviceable state and meeting current standards. The majority of our traffic signals (18/24) have PSC controllers which are no longer being made, with parts hard to source, and need to be replaced Quartz Halogena and incandescent lamps are no longer being produced so these fittings need replacement with LED technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

228-Upgraded Strategic Routes to HPMV Standard

 

 

 

Development of a key arterial roading link north of the City arising from the boundary change with MDC and implementation of the Joint Transport Study (JTS). The prior programme for the eastern corridor has been reprioritised by the JTS for later implementation. It is possible that this will be done jointly with NZTA Highways Operations. In approving the Draft 2012 Ten Year Plan, the Council moved this programme to years 4, 5 and 6. HPMV Standard will ensure a full range of heavy vehicles is able to access the city's industrial area's to this route.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

244-The Square East Side - Streetscape Upgrade

 

 

 

Upgrade / renew the streetscape as part of the implementation of the City Centre Framework and street designs initiative to revitalise the living environment surrounding The Square. Similar to the recent treatments undertaken in The Square between Church Street and Main Street West. Done in conjunction with the bus terminal upgrade. In finalising the 10 Year Plan 2015-25, the Council removed $75k from the CBD Streetscape Upgrade programmes to cover the new programme for an upgrade to Broadway.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

910-Ferguson Street (Linton Street to Pitt Street) - Road Widening and Traffic Signal Installation

 

 

 

Road widening of Ferguson Street to four lanes and installation of traffic signals at the Ferguson / Pitt Street intersection. This is an integral part of the ring road development to facilitate and promote greater use and reduce through traffic levels within the CBD. Land purchase was completed in 2010.

 

 

 

 

Rubbish and Recycling

 

 

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1207-Additional Resources - City Networks

 

 

 

Appointment of two new City Networks positions to enable improved responsiveness to Council reporting and implementation of instructions. In finalising the Annual Plan 2016/17, the Council increased this funding through reductions in other Council remuneration budgets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

374-Waste Minimisation - Funding to Assist Activities

 

 

 

Funding to support waste minimisation activities such as the Zero Waste Academy, schools' education, and community groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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185-Awapuni Resource Recovery Park and Rubbish Transfer Stations - Roading, Drainage and Infrastructure Replacements

 

 

 

Maintenance of the road, drainage and infrastructure facilities on the closed Awapuni Landfill site and the Rubbish Transfer Stations at Ashhurst and Bunnythorpe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

612-Recycling - Wheelie Bin and Crate Replacements

 

 

 

For the ongoing end of life replacements of the wheelie bins and crates used to collect recycling within the City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

649-Recycling - Materials Recovery Facility Renewals

 

 

 

An ongoing scheduled renewals programme for the Materials Recovery Facility at Awapuni.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1106-Recycling - Install RFID Tags on Existing Recycling Wheelie Bins

 

 

 

To purchase and install RFID tags on existing wheelie bins to ensure correct identification, location and status of wheelie bin infrastructure. Programme includes purchase and installation of readers and cameras on trucks, and development of software to integrate with existing Council financial and rates software.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1312-C/fwd - Waste Minimisation - Introduction of Recycling Wheelie Bins

 

 

 

Carry forward of programme 18 from 2016/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

657-Recycling - Wheelie Bins and Crates to Additional Properties

 

 

 

Supply and delivery of recycling wheelie bins and glass recycling crates to new residential properties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

721-Awapuni Landfill - Cover and Landscape

 

 

 

An ongoing programme to cover and landscape the clay cap on the closed Awapuni Landfill. This programme will help to maintain the integrity of the clay cap. The additional benefit will be the development of the closed Awapuni site to meet the City's vision for the rebeautification of the Awapuni Landfill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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994-Recycling - Installation of Eddy Current at the Materials Recovery Facility

 

 

 

Purchase and installation of an Eddy current at the Awapuni Materials Recovery Facility. The Eddy current will facilitate the mechanical sorting of aluminium from the comnigled recyclables.

 

 

 

 

Water

 

 

 

OP

 

 

 

 

1052-Turitea Dams - Implementation of the Dam Safety Assurance Programme

 

 

 

To implement the Dam Safety Assurance Programmes as required by the Building Act and Building (Dam Safety) Regulation. This programme includes the routine dam surveillance and monitoring, annual dam safety reviews and compliance certification, five-yearly potential impact category reviews and critical safety reviews, dam operation, maintenance and surveillance manual reviews. Additional funds for the dam structure assessment in 2016 and 2017 is based on the recent seismic hazard assessment and maximum probable flood assessment outcomes. This was recommended by the critical safety review. Costs exclude further investigation and mitigation work recommended in the future safety reviews. Dam safety monthly inspections/routine operation costs and appurtenant structure exercise is included in the operational budget.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1246-Three Waters Public Education - Water

 

 

 

This programme provides for increased educational efforts across the three Waters. It envisages the development of educational materials (written articles, information brochures, video, multi-media presentations etc.), as well as site tours and speeches to community organisations about the three Waters activities at PNCC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR