Have say on ‘vision’
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.