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Mackenzie District Council 2022-2023 Annual Report

Following a successful audit from AuditNZ, and its adoption by Council, we are pleased to publish our Annual Report for 2022/23 as well as the more condensed Annual Report Summary document.

During the 2022/23 year our team successfully completed and progressed some key projects:

  • Met all of our statutory deadlines and delivered a preelection report, two Annual reports, an annual plan.
  • Progressed the review of our outdated District Plan which was currently 15 years old and updated it to better respond to the effects of growth, bring it into line with national and regional planning instruments.
  • Adopted Te Manahuna Ki Uta as our long-term destination management plan in August 2022 and secured funding for five key TMKU initiatives.
  • Commenced construction on Fairlie Water Treatment Plant to improve treatment so we can meet New Zealand Drinking Water Standards for protozoa levels.
  • Upgraded all the Fairlie lights and bollards to the new fittings, with alternative LED fitting which are both compliant with lighting restrictions within the Mackenzie District and support our gold tier international dark sky reserve status.
  • Preparation of Concept Development Plan and Reserve Management Plan for Lake Ruataniwha Recreation Reserve.

Our new focus on community development commenced and the team supported the Mackenzie Care Community Charitable Trust with their retirement villa project, actively worked with Twizel on the need for a community hub, and with the Tekapo Sport Trust regarding multi-purpose sports facilities.

A was a busy year with high central government workload and some significant challenges – inflationary market conditions, lower economic building activity, and unanticipated severe weather events all of which impacted our budget. However, there are also some good achievements to recognise and celebrate.

Both documents are available on our website here.

Limited copies of the Summary document are available at our Fairlie and Twizel offices where you will also find a reference copy of the full report.