4 December 2018
A total of 477 people responded to a survey giving the Central Otago District Council feedback on the Cromwell Masterplan options for future development in the Cromwell Basin over the next 30 years.
"Our thanks to those of you who shared your thoughts on the proposed Masterplan options, came along to one of the Masterplan drop-in sessions or gave us feedback in other ways," says CODC Executive Manager - Planning and Environment, Louise van der Voort.
"Your contribution is a vital part of the Masterplan development and it was fantastic to have such a strong community response. We've had some great feedback with lots of reflections on the options that have been put forward," Ms van der Voort said.
The options survey asked the community what they thought of the three shortlisted options for each of the Masterplan workstreams. These workstreams included how future population growth in the Cromwell Basin could be managed, the future of Cromwell's town centre and civic facilities, and the Cromwell Heritage Precinct including the memorial hall.
Survey results are now being analysed and will be presented to the Cromwell Community Board at a workshop in mid-December where the Masterplan preferred option will also be discussed further.
A final Masterplan business case will then be put before the Cromwell Community Board in March next year.
If this is approved, the preferred option and costings will be consulted on in 2019, when the community will also be asked for feedback as part of the Annual Plan process.
The Masterplan is then scheduled to be adopted by the Cromwell Community Board in June 2019.