Speak up now
Yes, I admit to an enthusiastic personal bias and am unashamed to publicly pin my colours to the mast where our proposed civic centre is concerned.
We came to live in this wonderful town almost 40 years ago and that was definitely the best decision we have ever made.
I am always proud to say that I come from Matamata, which offers a great lifestyle for all ages. Indeed, it is the envy of many other small towns – perhaps because, while it may be small in size, it is certainly big in heart, purpose and direction.
Our town is also full of people who, building on the dedicated efforts of our forefathers, want to see it continue to serve well those who already live here, as well as make it attractive to others who want the lifestyle it offers.
We have been well served by our current Matamata Memorial Centre, administration facility and library; however we know that these are past their best-by date and are in dire need of attention.
A band-aid upgrade approach will not serve our town well – our people deserve better.
Yes, it will cost several million dollars, but a new purpose-built centre will give our town a facility that carries it into the future – our children and grandchildren’s future. It will be a facility of which we can be proud.
While rumours of organised negative submissions for the proposed centre may be dismissed by some, I believe that if you want the facility you deserve, then it is imperative you are heard through