9 August 2018, Issue # 14
Mark Hay from the Tuapeka Health Incorporated spoke to Clutha District Council today about the potential for them to lease land on the eastern boundary of the Community Health Centre, in Lawrence, from Council. Mr Hay told Council they had originally wanted to purchase the land but decided there would be costs saved if they looked into a long term lease arrangement with Council instead. Mr Hay said the next stage was to work on a business plan before coming back to Council with a formal request.
Our Place Waihola
The Clutha District Council is forging ahead with its Our Place Waihola Community Plan with councillors approving the following project groupings and for full project information to be developed:
- Walking and cycling in and around Waihola
- Milton – Waihola water pipeline
- Infrastructure and services
- Community and visitor facilities
- Development in and around Waihola
- Waihola’s parks and reserves
- Central Waihola improvements
Council staff are now tasked with developing a proposed scope, structure, parameters, triggers, resources, timing and roles and responsibilities for the projects. Council will also undertake further consultation in Waihola to enable community understanding of the findings from the feedback report, and its implications for the Our Place Plan and the Waihola Reserves and Management Plan. This consultation will help ensure there is a good understanding of what the Our Place Community Plan may achieve for the township. To read the Our Place Waihola consultation document click here. In addition Council approved a permanent position for Community Plan Implementation Manager to ensure the three approved plans (Balclutha, Milton and Waihola) are implemented. Council also acknowledged that the rest of the District’s communities will have expectations of action once their Community Plans have been developed and this position will ensure this.
Civic Awards reinstated
Volunteers will be honoured in the district with Council agreeing to reinstate the Civic Awards scheme holding the event annually during Volunteer Week in June. Four recipients will be chosen each year to be honoured and a special event organised by the Council.
Council approved an initial draw down of approximately $74,000 as requested by the Clutha Gold Charitable Trust from a total amount of $1 million that had been consulted on and approved during the recent Long Term Plan decisions. This initial draw down will keep momentum and ensure progress is achieved while awaiting news about Council's $8 million application to the Provincial Growth Fund.