1 Living and Working in the Clutha District
Our Story So Far
In recent years we’ve had a focus on promoting growth in our district. A range of projects and initiatives have been helping make that happen. These include:
Supported and enabled the use of land for residential and industrial development e.g. Balclutha’s Plantation Heights and Rosebank Industrial Estate
Supported and facilitated community initiatives such as the Clutha Community Hub and Naish Park developments in Balclutha.Funding has also been committed to a Milton community facility to replace aging facilities in the town. Our Place Community Plans are providing a platform to facilitate priority projects through the district’s main towns.
Facilitated the development of growth hubs via the District Plan, e.g. Milton as an industrial hub and Balclutha as a service hub.
Where we’re heading
We’re continuing our focus on promoting growth and opportunities in the Clutha District
Overall, our district is in good shape – poised to make the most of our circumstances and opportunities. In recent years we’ve supported initiatives to promote growth in the District and it’s great to see progress on this. Our district has begun growing and our overall outlook is positive despite the unprecedented challenges that have come our way in recent times.
A variety of factors put us in a good position to move forward. Our strong agricultural base and low reliance on sectors like tourism and retail puts us in a very good position in light of the impacts COVID-19 has had throughout the world. We’ve taken this into account in our forward planning and are looking forward to maintaining the momentum of recent years, with our focus on continuing to make Clutha a great place to live, work and play.
We’re also open for business in terms of visiting and investing here. Council is intending to use what it has available to fully support our residents and ratepayers now, and into the future.