Long-term plan now sub­mit­ted

Taupo Times - - FRONT PAGE - STEPH RANGI

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.

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