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Friday 2 February, 2018
District Council yesterday approved funding for Development Plans for the
Ashburton and Tinwald Domains, which will help structure the Domains’ future
development over a 20 - 30 year lifespan.
approved expenditure from the reserves contributions fund of up to $30,000 and
$15,000, respectively for the Ashburton and Tinwald Domain plans, helping to
ensure two of the district’s most prominent parks and gardens continue to
develop with community needs and are enhanced in an efficient and effective
manner for residents and visitors.
important that we are able to establish a strategic vision for the future of
the Domains that encompasses a variety of factors, such as access, how people
use them and their features. Getting these plans in place will help ensure the
development of the Domains is coordinated so that we can maximise value for the
community,” Council Open Spaces Manager David Askin says.
Council and the community take great pride in our open spaces, particularly the
Domains and we want them to continue being an attractive asset for years to
Development Plan for the Tinwald Domain has been administered by the Tinwald
Reserve Board since 2010, and Mr Askin says the funding will be used to review
and update the plan to reflect changing aspirations of the Reserve Board and
the recently established Plains Museum Trust.
initial investigation and stakeholder meetings were carried out in 2014 and
2015 on possible enhancements at the Ashburton Domain, and with this funding,
we’d like to draw these ideas together and consider the wider context of the
Domain, the town and district, and create a draft Development Plan for further
funding now approved, Council will seek to engage landscape architects to
continue developing the plans.