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Tuesday 29 July 2014

 

Balclutha Streetscape Upgrade public workshop

 

Clutha District Councillors will hold a workshop as part of the next District Assets Committee meeting on Thursday 31 July 2014 to discuss various aspects of the Balclutha Streetscape Upgrade project following the most recent round of public consultation.

 

Council received a total of 96 submissions on options for the ‘Town Heart’ of the upgrade following a month-long submission period.

 

Manager District Assets Jules Witt said that the 31 July workshop would be open to the public and would allow councillors to discuss a number of issues and give staff direction for the basis of a formal agenda report to the next Council meeting on Thursday August 14.

 

Of the 96 submissions received, 11 preferred the original proposal for John Street as forming the town heart of Balclutha, 47 preferred Elizabeth Street, while 21 preferred a combination of both. The remaining submissions wanted the entire project either abandoned or deferred, or did not state a preference.

 

Mr Witt said that as well as options for the town heart, the workshop would discuss a number of other core and non-core issues raised by submitters.

 

Other core issues included the prioritisation of the $2.6 million currently available budget for the project, the extent and type of trees to be included in the upgrade, the number of car parks lost as a result of streetscape improvements, and the undergrounding of power lines in the main CBD.

 

Other issues included suggestions to relocate the i-SITE and public toilets to Elizabeth Street, lighting of the Balclutha Bridge, and options for campervan parking and a dump station.

 

The District Assets Committee meeting begins at 12.30pm on Thursday 31 July.

 

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The following press releases/newsletters are also available:
 
JULY 2014
Owaka draft reserve management plan update (Thursday 24 July 2014)
Balclutha Liquor Ban extension approved (Friday 4 July 2014)
Naish Park closed to public on Thursday 3 July 2014 for tree felling (Tuesday 1 July 2014)
 
 
JUNE 2014
Balclutha Swimming Pool update (Wednesday 25 June 2014)
New Otago Rural Fire Authority Launched (Wednesday 25 June 2014)
Council adopts Annual Plan 2014/15 (Tuesday 24 June 2014)
Balclutha Swimming Pool closure (Tuesday 24 June 2014)
Submissions called for on draft reserve management plan for Owaka (Tuesday 10 June 2014)
Balclutha Streetscape Upgrade - Options for the 'Town Heart' (Tuesday 3 June 2014)
 
 
MAY 2014
Awards to recognise community efforts (TrustPower Media Release, Monday 26 May 2014)
Balclutha celebrates 100 years as a Carnegie Library (Wednesday 14 May 2014)
Submissions close to Draft Annual Plan (Tuesday 13 May 2014)
Get Dotted returns to Clutha (Tuesday 6 May 2014)
Fire restrictions to be lifted (Thursday 1 May 2014)
 
 
APRIL 2014
Draft Annual Plan released for public consultation (Friday 11 April 2014)
New Chief Executive announced (Thursday 10 April 2014)
 
 
MARCH 2014
Fire serves as reminder of changes to rules (Monday 31 March 2014)
Elizabeth Street land and building purchase (Friday 21 March 2014)
 
 
FEBRUARY 2014
Two-stage replacement process for Livingstonia Park trees (Friday 28 February 2014)
Resident Survey Results 2013 (Wednesday 26 February 2014)
Southern mayors present joint publication on shared services (Monday 24 February 2014)
Settlement Support Forum (Tuesday 4 February 2014)
Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Newsletter February 2014 (PDF, 260kb, opens new window)
West Otago Community Newsletter February 2014 (PDF, 207kb, opens new window)
 
 
JANUARY 2014
Chance for Clutha youth to 'Get Dotted' (Wednesday 29 January 2014)
Cloth Nappy Workshop coming to Lawrence (Tuesday 28 January 2014)
 
 
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2010 Media Release / Newsletter Archive

 

 

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