Catch up on project plans
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.