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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting the Council on 03 445 0211.