This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better Omokoroa for everyone.
Greenwaste - Recycling
The land occupied by the current Omokoroa greenwaste facility is part of a larger area selected as a Special Housing Area and is being developed for medium density housing. As a result Council will lose the land occupied by the greenwaste facility within the next 18 months. Council will be paid for the land taken for the development and this money will be available to purchase land for relocation of the greenwaste facility. We need to let Council know what we think in regard to greenwaste and future waste management on our peninsula.
2 months ago
Ultimately, with 10-12,000 residents we will need a full recycling facility but we don't want to repeat the sewage situation where 3000 people are paying for a system designed for 12000. We need to stage the greenwaste/recycling so that it can grow with the population without being a rates burden in the interim.
2 months ago
Forward thinking here is key to the environment. I'd like to see a good recycling & green waste system. I think the council needs to consider lower costs as I find there is currently not much incentive for people to recycle so only those who really care do. We certainly don't want people fly tipping because it's too expensive to take to the green waste!