CommFac Strategy 02

Community Facilities Strategy

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Community Facilities Strategy

We're proposing changes to how we provide and manage our community spaces and places - like our arts facilities, sports areas, pools, parks, street trees and gardens, cemeteries, public conveniences and art in public places.

Having quality community places and spaces is important and helps attract talent and visitors to live, work and play here. We want more from our facilities. But, we don’t have a blank cheque book.  The big issue is how to get the right facilities in the right places at a price we can all afford.

We've started the first stage looking at aquatic facilities, arts facilities, parks and open spaces, play spaces, sports facilities, street trees and gardens.

In September the community had the opportunity to feedback on our general approach and draft summaries with some options. 

From that feedback we have prepared 6 draft plans and a strategic framework including guidance for investing in facilities: 

Strategic Framework [PDF, 262 KB]  |  Aquatic Facilities [PDF, 2.5 MB]  |  Arts Facilities [PDF, 4.1 MB]  Parks & Open Spaces [PDF, 3 MB]  Play Spaces [PDF, 425 KB]  |  Sports Facilities [PDF, 2.5 MB]  |  Street Trees & Gardens [PDF, 5.8 MB]

Together these documents will form part of the Community Facilities Strategy.

This is your opportunity to tell us:

• do you agree with our policies and objectives?

• are our issues and information right?

• what are your whakaaro on the plans?

The information you provide will help shape the final strategy and plans.

Submissions closed 12 November. We're currently analysing all the feedback and preparing for the hearing.

What's next

4 December - hearings on the strategic framework and 6 draft plans will be held.

14 December - recommendations to Council for decision.

We're continuing to work on art in public places, cemeteries and public conveniences plans – so watch this space for more.

30 June 2018 - Council contribution. Through our long term plan process, we will consider our level of investment for facilities over the next 10 years. All other plans will be completed.

Need more information?

Email us if you have any questions or need more information

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