Long-term plan now submitted
Turangi Toy Library:
Last year, a presentation was bought to the board on re-opening the Turangi Toy Library. At the conclusion of the presentation, the Group Manager: Business and Technology undertook to oversee the preparation of a formal license to occupy the former toy library space.
The two year license to occupy has been fully singed and commenced on March 20, 2018. The Turangi Toy Library staff have been given a key to the space. Update Turangi Police: At the last monthly meeting, a Turangi Police spokesperson requested ‘No Jumping off Bridge’ signage on State Highways 1 and 41 bridges and signage banning bikes and liquor in the town centre/mall area. Taupo¯ District Council’s Assets Manager Transportation has made enquiries about the signage for the bridges and is awaiting a reply, while the transportation team are arranging for signage for no bikes. Compliance were overseeing ‘no liquor’ signage. Long-Term plan 2018-28: The board submitted its submission on the Taupo¯ District Council Draft Long Term plan 2018-28.
In the submission, there is a number of recommendations the board believes will help Taupo¯ District Council to achieve it’s goals of being; ‘world class’, ‘authentic’, ‘charming and vibrant’ and ‘quality and value’.
Included in its submission is a request for the council to allocate additional event resource to better support Turangi events with a specific events grant pool of $50k to be distributed by the board.
They also request that the council commission an independent feasibility study to examine the viability of establishing a multi-purpose indoor events centre.
In the submission pack, the board has broken down what years it wants to receive certain funding and where that funding will go to. Included is upgrading Te Kapua playground, basketball court and surrounding amenities, purpose built community sports and recreation facility at Turangitukua Park, upgrades to the town gymnasium, tennis/netball courts, and the Senior Citizens Hall, should the feasibility results for the development of an event centre be unfeasible, installation of additional play equipment at the pools, and a replacement and maintenance programme that addresses the verandah and glass canopy issues.
They have also requested that TDC enter into a three-year delivery contract with the Turangi Rangatahi Hub to support the coordination and administration costs associated with running free youth programmes in Turangi.