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
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
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
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.