LET’S DO UP THE PARKS WE ALREADY HAVE
I have recently seen the options for changing Leith Place.
All three of them include a ‘‘Playscape’’ area, and parking reduced by, what looks like, 50 per cent.
This is going to cost upwards of $2.4 million.
Why are we not using the facilities we already have?
At each end of Tokoroa there are childrens’ parks.
The Youth Park (Taupo end), which could do with a spruce up and some more equipment and would be fine, and Dunham Park (north end) which also boasts a nice walk alongside the stream.
A little more playground equipment, a couple more barbecue tables and it would be great.
The ‘‘powers that be’’ say if we can increase the amount of visitors stopping in Tokoroa by 5 per cent we should make an extra $3m.
Firstly, we don’t have any signage on State Highway 1 to tell people what we have in Tokoroa already.
Nothing tells them there are two childrens’ playgrounds. I don’t even think the i-site building is that well signed.
Why on earth aren’t we advising travellers of what we have, before we spend all this money putting new stuff up?
Let’s see if good signage each end of Tokoroa does the trick at a fraction of the cost!
I realise the designers have to justify their costs, but this is just mad.