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Have your say on Motueka improvement projects

October 7th, 2015

It's that time of the year again, when all Motueka residents are encouraged to exercise their democratic right to say how the Community Board's "special projects" fund is spent.

You can have your say by visiting and completing the survey. The consultation closes on Tuesday 27 October 2015.

The Motueka Community Board has a fund sourced from an annual targeted rate on Motueka ward ratepayers. The budget for this year is $48,000.

The Special Projects Fund is to enable the Community Board to identify, prioritise and action minor capital projects within the ward.

This year the Board is considering the following list of special projects and is asking the community for feedback in the prioritisation of the following list:

  1. Construct a footpath from No 52A Thorp Street to Fearon Street, an area frequented by many walkers along Thorp Street.
  2. Contribute to the maintenance/road-marking for the Whitwells car park, acknowledging its use as a public car park.
  3. Complete kerb/channelling and footpath along Queen Victoria Street, up to No 172 Queen Victoria Street (western side).
  4. Tidy up the damaged/untidy rubbish bins in central Motueka, in conjunction with the Arts Council.
  5. Supply more bike stands in crucial locations around town, e.g. High Street, Recreation Centre, selected sites on the cycle trail or walkways where significant interest areas are located.
  6. Assist financially with construction of a new footpath from the Decks Reserve toilets, alongside the Kiyosato Gardens to Wilkinson Street. This is a heavily used section of grassed verge that would benefit from a concrete connection.
  7. Widen Courtney Street (west) so that extra parking can be provided, along with constructing a footpath on the southern side, from High Street to at least the entrance to the Community Hospital.
  8. Construct a pathway along Queen Victoria Street between Green Lane and King Edward Street.
  9. Erect signs (three) at the entrance/exit points to Thorp's Bush highlighting the botanical significance of the bush as a remnant of lowland podocarp forest.
  10. Construct a pathway along Poole Street, west of Atkins Street.
  11. Construct a water fountain/water drinking feature in High Street (e.g. Museum frontage).
  12. Resurface the stretch of shared cycleway/walkway connecting Old Wharf Road and Thorp's Bush alongside the Recreation Centre.

The prioritisation is the first step in the process from which the Board will consider the feedback in conjunction with Council staff.

It should be noted that each project would not normally exceed $10,000.


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