Our Place Balclutha Underway

3 August 2017

Clutha District Council is delighted to have started the process to turn the community plan for Balclutha into a reality!

All the information and progress can be found on Council's website: www.cluthadc.govt.nz/ourplacebalclutha

The "Our Place Balclutha" community plan will help determine the projects and priorities for the community, as well as help put Council's Living and Working and Economic Development Strategies into action. The ideas centre on what Council can do with our key facilities and how we can work with the community to make things happen.

We'll let you know once projects teams have been created, if you have an interest in any of these projects, (as a stakeholder or potential helper) please make direct contact with the individual project teams.

Council has made it very clear that projects can generally proceed where financially the project is rates neutral, but where a project would be seeking additional Council funding, it would go through a due process for consultation. Council has also built into each project, a requirement to consider "easy wins" as a priority.

After direction from the community, councillors are back the following priority projects:

  • Endorsing a community led project to rejuvenate the Memorial Hall and investigate the creation of a community hub.
  • Supporting community efforts to improve walking and cycling linkages in and around Balclutha.
  • Advocating to improve the safety and appearance of the Balclutha Bridge.
  • Council and community to work together to revitalise certain parks and reserves to turn them into 'destinations'.
  • Enhancing the Balclutha Centennial Pool and its surrounds.
  • Investigating additional public toilets in the central retail area.

All the information and progress can be found on Council's website: www.cluthadc.govt.nz/ourplacebalclutha

Page reviewed: 15 Mar 2017 2:02pm