Our Place Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Plan
We've set a direction to promote living and working in the Clutha District. But what does that actually mean Lawrence/Tuapeka?
The Our Place Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Plan summarises the projects and the aims of the community plan, and is a useful reference for people wanting to know more.
This plan was developed based on the feedback received from various community consultation events in 2020. Councillors took that feedback and are focusing on progressing or investigating projects within the following categories:
- Lawrence heritage
- Whitehaven Street playground
- Reducing flood risk
- Mountain bike trail network
- The entrance to Gabriel’s Gully, including: car park reserve, a community hub and destination toilets.
- Developing Gabriel’s Gully as a key destination
- Opportunities to work and train
- Community owned facilities in Lawrence, Beaumont and Waitahuna
The Our Place Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Plan will help determine the projects and priorities for the community, as well as help put Council's Living and Working Strategy 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.
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 built into each project, a requirement to consider "easy wins" as a priority.