Our Place Milton Project Areas Agreed

Monday, 11 September 2017

Our Place Milton Community Plan Project Areas Agreed

Clutha District Councillors approved the key project groupings for the Our Place Milton Community Plan at last week’s Council committee meeting.

Their decisions were based on the feedback from Milton residents. In total just under 1,600 comments/pieces of feedback were received and included in the Our Place Milton Feedback Report.

These key project groupings will now be developed further by staff to include elements like project scope, structure, parameters, trigger points, resources, timing and responsibilities. The following key project groupings are:

• Milton main street: including toilets, pedestrian crossings, the southern entrance and undergrounding power lines.

• Milton swimming pool

• Development in and around Milton

• Walking and cycling in and around Milton

• Milton’s parks and reserves

• Community and visitor facilities

Chief Executive Steve Hill said the community plans were a way to implement Council’s living and working strategy and depend on the community and Council working together.

The next step is for councillors to approve the detailed project plans created by staff before the end of the year.

It’s anticipated that some projects and actions will happen quickly, while others are likely to be considered as part of the upcoming Long Term Plan 2018/28.

Mr Hill wanted to make it clear that implementing projects as part of the community plan will not come at the expense of any planned flood protection work in Milton.

“It’s not an either/or situation, in fact Council is considering stormwater priorities in a forthcoming Long Term Plan workshop that includes a number of projects relating to Milton.”

Mayor Bryan Cadogan said the community plan was a real chance for a much-needed “circuit breaker” to change Milton’s future prospects for the better.

“Milton has so much potential, and I thank the huge number of community-spirited people that have already got involved in the process. It shows an underlying determination and desire to do the best for the town they are passionate about.”

As promised, Council is now gathering all the costings and information and in the coming months will be back in touch with Milton residents to advance the discussion, Mr Cadogan said.

ENDS

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