21 May 2019
The Patearoa and Upper Taieri communities are being asked to provide feedback on a new community plan.
This is the second community plan for the Patearoa and Upper Taieri communities. The first plan was developed in 2007 and most actions within this plan have now been achieved.
The draft 2019 Patearoa and Upper Taieri Community Plan has been developed with input from the local community. Feedback was gathered through a postal and online survey, community workshop, and numerous conversations with members of the community plus service providers to the region.
The draft Plan identifies the things that the community noted are important to them, and provides direction for projects that they would like to achieve in their community over the next three to five years.
Some of the recommendations within the 2019 draft Community Plan include:
- Encourage community participation and involvement in community-led events – e.g. a family-fun afternoon or cultural evening
- Work together to develop a cycle trail between Hamiltons and Daisybank
- Explore ways to maximize the opportunities for community fundraising through the 2020 Otago Goldfields Heritage Trust Cavalcade
- Determine the future of the Patearoa Hall
- Develop ways to tell and record the area's historyand raise awareness of its rich heritage
- Advocate for good infrastructure that supports economic, social and safety needs
A sub-committee of the Patearoa Ratepayers Association, dedicated to the development of a new community plan, has worked alongside the Central Otago District Council's Community and Engagement team to develop the plan. They now want to check with the community that they have got it right.
"We want to make sure this community plan represents and relates to all of our residents, whether they are permanent dwellers or cribbies, residential or rural," said Gaylene Flamank, spokesperson for the Patearoa Ratepayers Association sub-committee. "We therefore want to ensure that everyone in the community has the opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan before it's finalised."
"The more feedback we get, the better we will be able to reflect the community's views and values for the region," said Mrs Flamank. "We really want everyone to read the plan and let us know their thoughts."
Copies of the draft plan are available at the Patearoa Hotel, or the Ranfurly Service Centre, Library or i-SITE. Online copies are available on the Central Otago District Council and Central Otago NZ websites.
Public feedback will be received until Monday, 17 June 2019. The Patearoa Ratepayers Association and Council staff will then incorporate people's comments and finalise the community plan for community use.
Comments can be emailed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or people can use the feedback form.