Outram Glen upgrade on community board’s radar

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Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board chairwoman Joy Davis. PHOTO: THE STAR FILES

THE VOICE COLUMN

Two months into the year and your community board has been busy, advocating for you, from listening to individual residents’ concerns, to meeting with DCC staff, or following up on reports provided to us. We aim to bring a solutions-focused, positive approach.

At our February meeting individual board members were appointed to a range of representative roles and responsibilities. Brian Miller is now our representative on the Mosgiel Aquatic Project Team.

Our thanks to Martin Dillon for his years of commitment, lobbying for a new swimming pool.

Other appointments varied from representation to the Business Association and local groups, to working with council staff on teams such as Safer Accessways and Keep Dunedin Beautiful.

We recently partnered with Taieri Lions and the DCC Waste Minimisation team in running the Outram Hawk & Hurl community recycling day.

Wonderful to see electronic waste and rubbish disposed of appropriately.

The car boot sale, and Lions barbecue gave people spaces to linger and chat.

We shared a site for Party in the Park with Civil Defence, Neighbourhood Support and local police.

It was another opportunity to make ourselves known to our residents and highlight our role.

We will be holding a workshop next week focusing on our community plan, and a community engagement plan around that.

We want to hear from you! Look out for us at local events and in public spaces.

Our community plan is critical in terms of making key community priorities known to council.

It is our primary opportunity to lobby for their inclusion in DCC plans and budgets.

Priorities need to be clearly set community support for them will be critical. Particularly on our radar is an upgrade of the Outram Glen recreational area.

The board will also be seeking information and updates on the proposed new city landfill site at Smooth Hill.

Finally, the Mosgiel-Taieri Community Board is delighted to be offering another sponsored place at the Berwick Outdoor Experience, May 8

This is an awesome challenge and great opportunity for personal development.

If you or someone you know may be interested, get in touch with me.

For information, and members contact details go to DCC website www.dunedin.govt.nz/mosgiel-taieri or call 477-4000 , or contact us on Facebook.

Your board is here to serve you.

Do get in touch with any one of us and we will do our best to help.