Cromwell 'Eye to the Future' Masterplan Underway


17 May 2018


The first of five workshops to shape the Cromwell 'Eye to the Future' Masterplan was held in Cromwell on Thursday 17 May.


“The workshops are the first step in the process to develop an integrated masterplan that will provide a framework for managing Cromwell’s future growth,” says Central Otago District Council Executive Manager – Planning and Environment Louise Van der Voort.


Representatives from across Cromwell’s community and business sectors have been invited to attend the workshops, together with Cromwell Community Board members and relevant Council staff.


The workshops aim to confirm today’s issues, establish a vision for the future and agree the objectives for the Masterplan’s programme and projects.


The wider Cromwell community will have opportunities to contribute their ideas and engage in the project as it develops over the coming months.


“The Cromwell Eye to the Future project will give us a clearer direction for Cromwell’s future planning and development. This includes its infrastructure, where its key facilities are located and how it functions for the people who work, live in or visit Cromwell,” Ms Van der Voort said.


“It’s a real opportunity for us to work together to address the growth challenges Cromwell faces and to shape the town’s future. We’ll be keeping the community updated and providing opportunities for engagement at key times as the project progresses.”


Masterplan outcomes will feed into regulatory processes such as the District Plan review and the Council’s Infrastructure Strategy, Ms Van der Voort said.

The Cromwell Community Board unanimously agreed to the development of a Masterplan programme for Cromwell in March this year. The project is funded from reserves and therefore is not a cost to ratepayers.

Consultancy firm Rationale has been engaged to deliver the Masterplan. The Cromwell 'Eye to the Future' Masterplan Establishment Report describes the process, key objectives and delivery timing. This document and more information is available under Project Updates.


The Council welcomes any feedback on the project to this email address or by contacting the Council on 03 445 0211.
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