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Chair's report - February 2017


Chair’s report – February 2017


It seems that the time since the election has flown by, with it being a distant memory (for which many people will no doubt say – thank goodness!) and the new board being formed and sworn in. We have a great bunch of people around the table, and already we are seeing some positive things happening in our community.

The next two and a bit years of our term will be, I am sure, action packed. It is my intention for us as a board to have a vision for what we would like to see achieved by the end of our term, and beyond, for our community. This will be closely linked to our annual plan submissions, and working with key partners in our community – including of course feedback from members of the community to make sure we are heading in the right direction.

Speaking of the annual plan, the time where this process kicks off is quickly approaching. It is our desire this year to run a community clinic in conjunction with key partners to see what the people of Wainuiomata want us to advocate for as a part of this process. Keep an eye on Facebook and the Wainuiomata News for further information in the coming weeks.

From the previous annual plan process we can see progress has been made. We talked about Queen Street needing attention, which has recently been resealed. Council is continuing to work with Love Wainuiomata to implement further enhancement of the area, which is great to see. The basketball court lighting upgrade is in the final planning stages and will be complete in the next few months.

I wish everyone all the best for the year, and term, ahead.