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Making the calls: What your elected members decided

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PUBLISHED: 3 MAR 2020

New carpark for base of Maunga

Plans to build a new car park on Egmont Road to help manage traffic heading up Taranaki Maunga have moved a step closer. Elected Members voted to approve the purchase of land for $290,000 at their full council meeting on 3 March. The more than 9000-square metre section is on a dairy farm next to Te Papakura o Taranaki National Park. It will eventually become a car park where a shuttle bus will pick up visitors to the mountain and national park, easing parking issues and helping to protect our Maunga.

Road works in good nick

NPDC’s transport programme is well managed with good financial management procedures, according to an independent review by the New Zealand Transport Agency. The NZTA recently carried out an audit which looked into NPDC’s financial, procurement and contract management systems and checked risks were being managed as it funds 51% of road programmes which meet its criteria for investment. All focus areas of the audit report were graded as “effective” which is the highest rating achievable. The report was noted by the Elected Members.