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Further developments planned by KMB committee
August 17th, 2016
[by David Armstrong]
Enjoying the Inlet Gardens ('Adopt-a-Plot') area
Further improvements to Port Motueka and Sanctuary Garden lead the project list for Keep Motueka Beautiful for the coming year.
The project list and budget were confirmed at the beautification group's AGM last night, where members also elected a new chairman, John Fisher, after long-standing leader David Ogilvie said he was vacating that role.
In David's final chairman's report, he noted the strength of KMB as an organisation lies in "different members taking ownership and management of separate projects.
"This devolution of tasks is a special feature, and results in a broad expression of keeping Motueka beautiful. New ideas and new tasks are encouraged.
"The Committee does, however, need new members and hopefully with new projects, to continue this distinctive character of KMB, and of Motueka."
Achievements for the year included:
- About 100 hanging baskets provided along High Street in the town centre, during Spring 2015.
- Development of a "food forest" at Ledger-Goodman Reserve in a central Motueka suburban setting.
- Effective completion of the walkway network around Motueka Inlet, with installation of signage etc and incorporation of a section of it into the Tasman Great Taste Trail (cycle trail).
- Provision of additional all-weather footpaths, a picnic table, and amenity plantings in Sanctuary Gardens.
- Development of a viewpoint at the former East/George Quays by the Harbour Entrance, with construction of a car park and footpaths, and preparation for landscaping and amenity planting.
- Installation of paving around the changing sheds/shower at Motueka Beach Reserve.
Projects and work signalled for the coming year are:
- Completion of landscaping and amenity planting at the new East/George Quay viewpoint at the Harbour Entrance.
- Extension of the footpath network in Sanctuary Gardens.
- Effective completion of the amenity planting programme at the Inlet Gardens "Adopt-a-Plot area, on the shore of Motueka Inlet.
- Completion of the Ledger-Goodman food forest and development of an additional food forest/community orchard at Inlet Gardens.
- Provision of the hanging baskets again in the town centre over Spring .
- Publication of a scenic Motueka 2017 Calendar
Also slated for work will be "homework" and submissions on TDC's review later this year of the Reserves Management Plan for the whole of the Motueka Ward.
Secretary Paul Mosley also suggested that KMB begins thinking about the broad strategic development of Port Motueka, where there is a mixture of potential commercial, recreational and environmental options.
Keep Motueka Beautiful begins its new financial year with almost $6500 in the bank. It raises funds for its own projects mainly through donations and grants, and receives money from TDC's Reserves Financial Contributions for work on capital developments on Council reserves.
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