Our Place Balclutha Community Plan

​​​​​​​​We've set a direction to promote living and working in the Clutha District. But, what does that actually mean?

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Thursday 5 April 2018

At today's Council meeting the Our Place Balclutha final community plan document was officially adopted.

This document summarises the projects and aims of the community plans and are a useful reference for people wanting to know more.

Work on various community projects is already underway in Balclutha and Council has appointed Eion Mills to a fixed-term position to implement some of the projects that Council is leading as part of the Milton and Balclutha community plans.

Two of the major Balclutha projects are being led by the community, these are the War Memorial Hall project and the Naish Park/Centennial Park project.

War Memorial Hall project: A project team of 14 volunteers and the four Balclutha ward councillors was appointed in September last year. They are tasked with a preparing a business case and concept for the project. Formal meetings have been held, and tasks divided up so all the necessary information can be put together in the coming months.

Naish Park/Centennial Park project: A team of community volunteers and Balclutha ward councillors was formed and split into two working groups. Investigation about what the community would like to see at Centennial Park has been undertaken, strong suggestions coming through include a dog park, fitness equipment, linkages to the Balclutha Pool and more. Year 13 students from South Otago High School have been engaged to research concepts for a playground and bike park. Investigations into how to improve Naish Park are also underway and Council has engaged an arborist to provide a report on the current state of the park. Members of the Naish family are providing the history of some of the trees there


General Information

We're delighted to have started the process to turn the community plan for Balclutha into a reality!

The "Our Place Balclutha" 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. 

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 also built into each project, a requirement to consider "easy wins" as a priority.

Work on the various projects detailed in this community plan will be managed overall by Aileen Clarke, Council's Project Manager (Community Plan Implementation).

To contact Aileen email Aileen.clarke@cluthadc.govt.nz​ or phone 0800 801 350.

​Links to Projects

After direction from the community, councillors are backing the following priority projects, click on the links below to find out more:

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