Council is deciding on the siting of a new neighbourhood reserve within the new residential area being developed off Clifton Road in Te Awanga (Te Awanga Downs), and wants residents’ feedback.
We held a public meeting on 10 June 2021 at the Community Hall where we presented the options to Te Awanga residents. The presentation can be found here.
The Te Awanga Downs development already includes open space areas required as part of the subdivision consent, including a stormwater retention pond, buffer zones, and links between areas (see the orange areas on the map below).
In addition, there is a proposal for an additional neighbourhood reserve and playground for the area, given the size of the development, for the residents and the wider community. Council has allocated $720,000 to purchase and develop this new neighbourhood reserve within Te Awanga Downs.
Council has identified a potential section to purchase for this new reserve (Area 1 on the map below) that is of a size suitable for a playground, is centrally located, has links to the other open spaces, and is away from busy traffic areas.
Members of the community have, however, requested that Council consider purchasing an alternative section (Area 2 on the map below) . This request arises from a desire to have a landscaped reserve at the entrance to Te Awanga, rather than a residential dwelling. Its proximity to the high-traffic Clifton Road and topography means that it is not suitable to locate a playground on. However the developer has offered a discounted purchase price for this section which provides an opportunity to consider alternative playground options for the area.
If Council purchases Area 2, then the leftover funds could be used in 2021/22 to either:
Three options have been developed for community input, outlined below with indicative costs.
|OPTION||PURCHASE RESERVE AREA||RESERVE PURCHASE COST||PLAYGROUND LOCATION||PLAYGROUND CONSTRUCTION COST||TOTAL|
|Option B||2||$435,000||3, 4||$285,000||$720,000|
Please fill out the online form below, or download a copy of the form, fill it out and drop it in the box at the meeting on 10 June, or post it back to Council.
Please complete this survey if you are a Te Awanga resident or ratepayer.
2 July 2021, 5:00pm
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