The COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system) ended at 11:59pm on Monday 12 September. All mask wearing requirements have been removed, except in healthcare and aged care facilities.View the changes to COVID-19 restrictions at Council facilities
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Horowhenua District Council facilities (except Levin and Foxton waste transfer stations) will be closed for Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day on Monday 26 September. There are no changes to Monday kerbside rubbish and recycling collections.
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Make sure you have your say on issues affecting the Horowhenua District by voting in the 2022 Local Body Elections. Voting is now open and closes at 12 noon on Saturday 8 October 2022.
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Horowhenua District Council’s Privacy Statement explains how we collect, store, use and share your personal information. We've recently updated our Privacy Statement.
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Published on July 29, 2022
Whether you're a developer, would-be-developer or homeowner planning to build a new home or building on underused land in Horowhenua, we're making it easier for you to build new homes in the area with the new Streamlined Housing Process (SHP).
The SHP aims to streamline the consent process for housing development projects that meet specified criteria to encourage better utilisation of existing residential land. "This initiative aims to reduce the cost and uncertainty involved with the resource consent process for this type of development," says David McCorkindale, Group Manager Customer and Strategy.
Although Council won't be able to guarantee approval, the process should provide a smoother pathway to get consent approved. The information supporting the SHP will benefit applicants unfamiliar with the consent process or requirements.
Learn more about the process on the Streamlined Housing Process page.
Alternatively, contact Council to make a time to speak with one of the Consents team about this process.