Aspirations for Kinloch taking shape
A new representative group aims to give voice to Kinloch’s aspirations at the Taupo¯ District Council.
Community members are invited to meet the representatives at a meeting on Sunday and share their thoughts on ideas like building a footpath to the new Poplars subdivision, installing goalposts and basketball hoops, and new toilets at the town’s Eastern Beach Reserve.
The representative committee comprises three community members and three Taupo¯ District Council councillors – Rosanne Jollands, Barry Hickling and Christine Rankin.
Community members on the committee are Bruce Campbell, Tim Brittain, and Belinda Walker, who is president of the Kinloch Community Association [KCA].
Walker said the representative group would enable the KCA – the suburb’s independent ratepayers advocacy group – to work more closely with council.
‘‘It’s a landmark moment for Kinloch,’’ she said.
‘‘I’m really confident we’re going to get some quick developments progressed.’’
A meeting being held on Sunday afternoon should give local residents a chance to voice their concerns and find consensus on priorities facing the town.
All Kinloch residents with ideas are welcome to attend, Walker said.
Topics to be discussed include traffic and safety, amenities and recreation, town planning, education provisions, planting and pests, and community engagement. ‘‘We have an opportunity to really think about what it is that we cherish about the character of Kinloch and what we need for Kinloch to develop into a connected, vibrant community,’’ Walker said.
‘‘The Kinloch Community Association can act like a voice and a feedback loop for the representative group.’’
Walker served as KCA secretary before being elected KCA president in October.
Kinloch Vision and Strategy Meeting: Sunday November 12, Kinloch Community Hall, Mata Place. 1pm to 4 pm. Interested Kinloch residents with ideas to offer are invited to attend the 3-hour vision and strategy meeting. Email KCAkinloch@outlook.com to RSVP or for more information.
Belinda Walker, one of three Kinloch Representative Committee members, invites Kinloch residents to a community meeting on Sunday.