Our Place Milton Community Plan

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4 September 2017

Councillors will receive the community’s feedback about the Our Place Milton Community Plan and make initial decisions about key project areas at this week’s Service Delivery Committee meeting.

You can read the Our Place Milton Feedback Report here (PDF, 8MB).

In total just under 1,600 comments/pieces of feedback were received.

Staff will be asking councillors to approve various project groupings, so they can then be developed further and brought back to Council for approval before the end of the year. This further work will include project scope, structure, parameters, trigger points, resources, timing and responsibilities.

Based on the community’s feedback the following key project areas are being suggested:

  • Milton main street – including toilets, pedestrian crossing and the southern entrance
  • Milton swimming pool
  • Development in and around Milton
  • Walking and cycling in and around Milton
  • Milton’s parks and reserves
  • Community and visitor facilities

Council Chief Executive Steve Hill said the community plans were a way of implementing Council’s goal to promote living and working in the Clutha District.

“Once councillors approve the final priorities and  project plans later this year, we’ll be looking for community input to get them off the ground. The fact is the success of the projects will depend on the community and Council working together.”

We anticipate that some projects and actions will be able to happen quickly, while others are likely to be considered as part of the upcoming Long Term Plan 2018/28, Mr Hill said.

According to the feedback the top three priority topics were:

  1. Upgrading the public toilets and paving the surrounding area
  2. Working to futureproof pool facilities with a preference for improving the current site.
  3. Upgrading the three main pedestrian crossing AND 3= improving Milton’s southern entrance.

Mayor Bryan Cadogan said it was terrific to see the feedback from the Milton community and understand what Milton residents want for their town.

“A big thank you to all those that made the effort to have their say, I’m asking you to hang in there now while we work out the final priorities and then come back to you with costings where applicable, as promised.

This is Milton’s chance to change the future trajectory of their town for the better, so let’s get things moving.”

General Information

The "Our Place Milton" 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. 

On this page you will find the latest information on the various projects as they progress.

The main Milton topics we gathered feedback on were:

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