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Community Board considers formal planning process

August 3rd, 2015

The Motueka Community Board is being asked to consider developing a Long Term Plan and Annual Plan process to guide its future advocacy and project work.

Chairman Paul Hawkes will table a request at its August meeting tomorrow afternoon, asking for board members to consider taking a step up to a more systematic approach to their work, based on more community input.

He is basing his proposal on the expected outcomes of the Motueka 2030 community consultation programme run in May this year by Vision Motueka. Full results from that programme will be available for viewing next week.

"With the recent [Motueka] 2030 survey compiled by Vision Motueka, I would encourage the Board to look seriously at the information that will soon be available from the survey results and create a clear plan of where and how we can best use this valuable information for the betterment of Motueka, its community and growth," Paul's report says.

"The information is a good snapshot of people's opinions and their insight from a community's perspective as to the direction they wish to see Motueka proceed and grow.

"I personally think we should use all available information to our best advantage and develop clear pathways to progress. Your thoughts and input will be gratefully accepted."

He adds that he has several personal thoughts as to the format of the document, but wishes this to be a collaborative effort.

"Long Term and Annual Plans are a consultative process and the information from the Motueka 2030 survey can be widely accepted as a good form of consultative information from the public.

"We then need to work alongside Council and formalise ideas into workable concepts with time lines as guidance. Any future submissions to the Council LTPs and Annual Plans can then be adapted to include items that are within our MCB Plan.

"We need some starting point, so let us use the survey information and then future plans can be compiled by asking residents within the Ward to submit ideas on an annual basis, thus allowing the document to be a living, evolving document."

The comprehensive report of the Motueka 2030, and its implications, will be unveiled by Vision Motueka at a public meeting at Memorial Hall on Thursday August 13th from 7.30pm.

 



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