29 November 2017
Mataura redevelopment to be revealed
The Mataura Community Board will be unveiling its plans this Friday (1 December) for a recreation centre at Tulloch Park.
The board is extending an open invitation to Mataura residents to come down to the park, near the south side of the pool, for a barbecue and a chat between 5.30pm and 6.30pm.
Large interpretation panels of different aspects of the development are being erected on the south wall of the pool so people can get a clear idea of what is being planned. Included in the redevelopment are an indoor bike/skate park in the pool building, a junior pump track and picnic areas.
The redevelopment of Tulloch Park comes after the Council decided to close the Mataura pool amid falling patronage and escalating costs.
The community board, and councillors Doug Grant, Bret Highsted and Neville Phillips have been working with Auckland architect Tom Rowe, of Rowe Baetens, to bring to life a range of ideas forthcoming from several public consultations over the last couple of years.
The Council last month approved in principle the concept plans. While the overall cost of the redevelopment is unknown at this stage, the Council has committed $500,000, with an additional $150,000 coming from Mataura’s Coster Fund.
These funds will be used to leverage additional funding from various contestable funding agencies.
It is hoped to have some stages of the redevelopment completed by late next year.