Have say on ‘vi­sion’

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Porirua City Coun­cil wants to hear res­i­dents’ views on its draft Re­cre­ation and Open Space Strat­egy 2012 to 2022.

The strat­egy sets a vi­sion and a frame­work for man­ag­ing the city’s parks, play ar­eas, swim­ming pools, sports grounds and har­bour. It makes use of com­mu­nity con­sul­ta­tion and sur­veys car­ried out over the past two years.

The draft vi­sion is: Peo­ple are in­spired by and en­er­gised to par­tic­i­pate in the rich­ness and di­ver­sity of Porirua’s parks and places.

The strat­egy also sets two clear goals for the fu­ture man­age­ment of Porirua’s re­cre­ation and open spa­ces:

The city’s public open spa­ces are healthy, well-main­tained, con­nected and en­joyed.

Peo­ple have safe and easy ac­cess to great places and ac­tiv­i­ties for re­cre­ation and sport.

Do readers agree? Coun­cil­lor Sue Dow, who heads the in­fra­struc­ture and en­vi­ron­ment port­fo­lio, says PCC’S aim is to sig­nif­i­cantly en­hance the ex­pe­ri­ence of Porirua’s nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment and re­cre­ation spa­ces to res­i­dents and vis­i­tors, and de­velop and pre­serve it for gen­er­a­tions to come.

‘‘Porirua City’s defin­ing fea­ture is its su­perb har­bour and nat­u­ral land­scape. We are also priv­i­leged to live in a city with won­der­ful parks and sports fa­cil­i­ties.

‘‘This draft strat­egy gives us an op­por­tu­nity to think care­fully about how we want those as­sets man­aged and de­vel­oped in the com­ing years.’’

Sub­mis­sions on the draft strat­egy close on April 13.

Copies of it and sub­mis­sion forms can be viewed and down­loaded from pcc.govt.nz (key­word search: ROSS).

They are also avail­able at the coun­cil of­fices in Cob­ham Court and at Porirua City li­braries.

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