A move to user pays will mean Central Otago residents who generate the most rubbish will pay more to dispose of it.
The Central Otago District Council is one step closer to setting its rates for the 2010-11 financial year.
Submissions on the Central Otago District Council's proposed waste-minimisation strategy will be heard by the council's infrastructure subcommittee on February 23.
A 3.9% increase on the Maniototo ward component of rates has been recommended by the Maniototo Community Board.
Proposed travellers accommodation for more than 40 people between Becks and Lauder will intrude into the skyline when viewed from parts of the Otago Central Rail Trail.
The first round of estimates meetings in the Central Otago district ended positively with a single change to the budget and $30,000 off the rates burden.
The Central Otago District Council is heeding the call by Alexandra residents to "fix the water", but notes solutions for the town's water woes are complex and costly.
Christmas came early for four Central Otago property developers, who have been granted consents by the Central Otago District Council for residential subdivisions at Tarras, Roxburgh, Bannockburn, and Cromwell.
Seed drilling within the Upper Manorburn-Lake Onslow landscape management area has been allowed under the Central Otago District Council's plan, through a ruling of the Environment Court.