Council ponders list of proposals

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Providing $80,000 for the development of the old freezer building in the harbour area is among a list of proposals to be considered by the Waitaki District Council today.

If approved by the council, the proposals will be included in the first draft of the 2014/15 annual plan.

Council officers have also recommended that Waste Reserve be set aside for the development of a transfer station once the landfill closes.

Other proposals include protecting flight paths and sight lines from development which might compromise certification of Oamaru Airport. This is being recommended by council staff.

The Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust has also applied for $13,527 funding from the council to help pay for a seismic assessment report of 13 buildings it owns in the Victorian Precinct. The full assessment cost is $45,000 plus GST.

The trust has asked councillors to consider adding its application to the annual plan.

The annual plan has some way to go before being adopted. Workshops, consultation and hearings will be held before the council meets to finally adopt the 2014/15 annual plan on June 17 next year.

By CHRIS TOBIN