What's the issue?
The District landfill in Taumarunui is coming to the end of its life in its current form. Due to Resource Consent and other environmental requirements, building a new landfill cell would be very expensive.
Because of the cost Council does not believe we should not go through the process of applying for a new consent for the Taumarunui Landfill. Instead, we should all work towards diverting waste from landfill by reducing, reusing, recycling, and recovering as much waste as possible. The small amount that is left over can be sent to a lined landfill outside the district.
To support this vision, Council suggests we need to do three things:
These three goals are supported by a number of objectives, which you can find in the draft Plan.
Council have suggested six targets, which you can read in the draft Plan.
The key target however which connects directly to our proposed vision, is to reduce the total amount of waste we send to landfill:
How will we achieve this?
As part of the draft Plan, Council has developed an action plan. Many of the actions will be the responsibility of Council to complete, with the support of the Ruapehu community. However some actions will need the involvement of others.
Council wants to know what you think of the proposed draft Plan. The vision and targets cannot be achieved without the involvement and support of the Ruapehu community.
Consultation is now closed.