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Ground Concept Plan
Thank you for the feedback you provided recently to the
review of the Omokoroa sports ground concept plan. The views of the Omokoroa community about
what recreation facilities were needed for the future were diverse, but some
clear themes emerged, especially from the conversations on the ‘Have your say’
website. These conversations (together
with other written feedback) have been really useful for Council in considering
how to allocate funding over the next year (2014/15) to kick-start the
development of the Omokoroa sports ground and to balance the needs of the
The decisions that have been made by Council are outlined
1. THAT the funding of $185,000 included within the budget for
2014/15 to progress development of the Omokoroa Sports Ground shall be
allocated (in part) as follows:
towards the construction in 2014/15 of two tennis courts provided that
provision shall be made for the construction of a further two courts at some
time in the future, funding for which shall be determined through the 2015-25
Long Term Plan.
- $50,000 as
a contribution toward a skate park / skate path provided that the balance of
the total cost of any such facility must first be raised by the Omokoroa
2. THAT funding of $20,000 from the Facilities in the Community Fund
shall be provided to the Omokoroa Point School as a contribution toward
the remediation and re-surfacing of the existing two hard courts on the
understanding that upon completion these courts shall become a
multi-purpose facility for the school and wider community. The balance of any funds required to
complete this project shall be met by the Omokoroa Point School.
3. THAT development of the remainder of the Omokoroa Sports Ground
concept plan (namely; new toilets as part of a new clubhouse / pavilion, a
new playground and associated car parking) shall be referred to the
2015-25 Long Term Plan for funding consideration.
These decisions enable Council to proceed with preparing the
design work for the two new hard courts immediately east of the existing
To assist with the project Council would like to establish a
project team made up of staff and representatives from the Omokoroa Sports and
Recreation Society, Omokoroa Community Tennis Club and the Omokoroa Community
Council staff will also need to work with representatives of
the Omokoroa Point School to carry out the proposed upgrade/replacement of the
hard court surface.
The Council is also willing to work closely with
representatives from the Omokoroa community interested in progressing the
development of a skate park / skate path, and invite contact to be made with
the Reserves and Facilities Manager.
Leading up to the 2015/2025 Long Term Plan staff will
continue to work with the community to develop the remainder of the Omokoroa
Sports Ground draft concept plan. Those wishing to be involved will need to
finalise the siting of the proposed:
additional tennis courts (east or west of the
proposed new courts);
new playground (near the clubrooms or near Omokoroa
provision for future car parking.
The allocation of the $105,000 already identified in the
2015/16 year will have to be finalised as will establishing any short fall to
carry out proposed works to feed into the 2015/25 Long Term Plan.