Mil­ton plan on agenda

Clutha Leader - - PROSOUTH - RICHARD DAV­I­SON

Clutha District Coun­cil’s plans for Mil­ton take a fur­ther step for­ward to­day, when coun­cil­lors meet to re­ceive com­mu­nity feed­back about the Our Place Mil­ton com­mu­nity plan.

Coun­cil staff will be ask­ing coun­cil­lors to ap­prove a va­ri­ety of project group­ings, which will al­low them to be de­vel­oped fur­ther and brought back for fur­ther ap­proval be­fore the end of the year.

Just un­der 1600 re­sponses were re­ceived and in­cluded in the Our Place Mil­ton feed­back re­port ear­lier this year. Based on the feed­back, the CDC will look at project ar­eas in­clud­ing the main street, swim­ming pool, devel­op­ment in and around the town, walk­ing and cycling, parks and re­serves, and com­mu­nity and vis­i­tor fa­cil­i­ties.

Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive Steve Hill said the com­mu­nity plans were a way of im­ple­ment­ing coun­cil’s goal to pro­mote liv­ing and work­ing in the Clutha District.

‘‘Once coun­cil­lors ap­prove the fi­nal pri­or­i­ties and project plans later this year, we’ll be look­ing for com­mu­nity in­put to get them off the ground. The suc­cess of the projects will de­pend on the com­mu­nity and coun­cil work­ing to­gether.’’

Mayor Bryan Cado­gan said it was ter­rific to see the feed­back and un­der­stand what Mil­ton res­i­dents wanted for their town.

‘‘This is Mil­ton’s chance to change the fu­ture tra­jec­tory of their town for the bet­ter, so let’s get things mov­ing.’’

Mil­ton res­i­dents made hun­dreds of sub­mis­sions on the com­mu­nity plan.

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