Catch up on project plans

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The Katikati com­mu­nity can find out more about a num­ber of projects be­ing pro­posed for the area at a catch-up ses­sion on June 6.

Katikati Com­mu­nity Board mem­bers and group rep­re­sen­ta­tives will be avail­able at the Memo­rial Hall from 4pm-6pm. The six-weekly com­mu­nity board meet­ing­will fol­low in the foyer of the li­brary at 7pm.

Board chair­woman Jenny Hobbs says in their Long Term Plan sub­mis­sion the board has sup­ported the Dave Hume Pool Trust proposal for an Aquatic Cen­tre in the west­ern end of the district, theKatikati Com­mu­nity Sports Cen­tre project at Moore Park and the de­vel­op­ment of the Ur­ban Cy­cle­way net­work in Katikati and mem­bers of these groups will all be at­tend­ing to share their vi­sion and pro­vide up­dates.

“Mem­bers wel­come your com­ments and dis­cus­sion on these and other lo­cal­mat­ters.”

The Dave Hume Pool is known as awell main­tained, out­door heated swim­ming pool open for six months of the year, how­ever it will be 50 years old in 2023, and near­ing the end of its life. The Dave Hume Pool Trust has pro­posed the de­vel­op­ment of an in­door aquatic cen­tre where all sec­tors of the com­mu­nity will have year round ac­cess to pools for health, recre­ation, sports and fun.

The fa­cil­ity would in­clude an in­door heated 25m swim­ming pool that is open all year. The trust would like to see year-round pool use avail­able to all sec­tors of the com­mu­nity and fu­ture proof a modern swim­ming fa­cil­ity for the West­ern Bay of Plenty.

The Katikati Trails De­vel­op­ment Group has been work­ing with coun­cil since 2013 to de­velop walk and cy­cle­ways in and around Katikati. The aim is to make safe con­nect­ing routeswhere peo­ple can com­mute and ex­er­cise pre­dom­i­nantly off the busy roads. How­ever, there are cer­tain con­nec­tor routes that can sim­ply not be off the road.

The group wants to hear from the com­mu­nity about where these routes are, in re­gard to get­ting kids to school safely and get­ting to the su­per­mar­ket and other es­sen­tial ser­vices. The group will have amap avail­able where peo­ple can high­light their pre­ferred route and plenty of sticky notes to cap­ture the ideas from the com­mu­nity.

What do you love about Katikati? What would you like to change aboutKatikati? Katikati Ta­iao (En­vi­roKatikati Char­i­ta­ble Trust) is cham­pi­oning lo­cal peo­ple lead­ing change in our com­mu­nity. The Ta­iao, on be­half of the Katikati com­mu­nity, has been in­vited to part­ner with the Depart­ment of In­ter­nalAf­fairs in the Com­mu­nity-led De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme (CLDP) for five years, bring­ing ex­cep­tional re­source in the way of train­ing, men­tor­ing, ad­vice, sup­port and fund­ing to our com­mu­nity. Mem­bers of the Ta­iao will be at Wednes­day’s catchup to hear ideas and dis­cuss how lo­cal peo­ple lead­ing to­gether could change the way things are done in Katikati and build amore re­silient and con­nected com­mu­nity.

Com­mu­nity Catch-up, Wednes­day, June 6, 4pm-6pm, Katikati Memo­rial Hall.

KATIKATI’S new aquatic cen­tre could look like this. The Ash­bur­ton In­door Aquatic Cen­tre serves its com­mu­nity well.

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