18 October 2018
Community Feedback Sought on Cromwell Masterplan Options
Cromwell Basin residents and property owners have a once in a generation opportunity to provide feedback on options for the future of the Cromwell Basin and Cromwell town over the coming month.
The second community engagement phase for the Cromwell Masterplan opens this Sunday (21 October) with an all-day information session being held at 48 The Mall (next door to the Cromwell Museum). The engagement period will run through until 16 November and includes four public information sessions, an online drop-in session and a survey.
The Cromwell Masterplan has been in development since January this year and will provide a 30-year plan for the Cromwell Basin. The feedback and analysis gathered to date has focused the Masterplan on three work streams: managing growth, improving the town centre and civic facilities, and resolving the future of the Memorial Hall and Heritage Precinct.
Three shortlisted options have been identified for each work stream and community feedback will be used to help choose the best one.
"We need to hear from the community what they think about each of the shortlisted options, which one they prefer and how we might improve them," said Cromwell Community Board Chair Neil Gillespie.
"Our population is set to almost double within the next 30 years and we are already seeing significant growth pressures affect our town. Planning for our future really comes down to balancing priorities and recognising trade-offs."
"We need to stop and think about our place and how we want it to develop over the next 30 years. How can we best shape its growth? What does the future look like – for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren?" Mr Gillespie said.
A summary of the Masterplan options called Let's Talk Options, the feedback survey and supporting information is available at www.codc.govt.nz/futurecromwell . Copies of Let's Talk Options will also be available at key locations around Cromwell including the Cromwell Service Centre, and in Bannockburn, Pisa Moorings and Tarras.
The Masterplan team will be on hand to explain the options at three information sessions being held at 48 The Mall (next to the Cromwell Museum) over the coming month. Session times are here on our website - www.codc.govt.nz/futurecromwell - and our Council Facebook page. There will be an online drop-in event held via CODC's Facebook page and the team will also be at the Farmers Market, Cromwell Heritage Precinct, on Sunday 4 November.
Feedback can also be sent to the Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.